Launch MyMachine in your region or country
The growth of our network is driven by the interest of social entrepreneurs around the world who share our mission and vision. We believe that local ownership is critical to maximizing impact and to its sustainability. It’s the initiative and leadership of these emerging entrepreneurs that sets the foundation for launching a MyMachine Chapter in their regions or countries.
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Discover what it takes to launch a MyMachine Chapter
Building and launching a new MyMachine Chapter requires detailed programmatic and organizational planning. Emerging Chapters engage with us an average of 4 to 10 months before they launch. But no worries, we are here to help you out on all levels and stages of starting a Chapter.
To launch a MyMachine Chapter in your region, you need to sign a Chapter Franchise Contract.
MyMachine is a great initiative to establish a new, unique and engaging educational and community building endeavour for your region or country. Check out the map below to discover where MyMachine is already running or get in touch with us.
If your region or country is not yet on the map, then you know you could be the one starting it up. Get in touch with us to sign our contract. This contract settles:
- the basic rules for running MyMachine within the framework of our core values;
- the geographical scope;
- the annual membership fee;
- the support you will get from us.
Before you do, make sure you contact us. There are several reasons for this:
- We will be glad to inform you on the next steps to sign a contract with us, and to prepare for your setup. So get in touch with us!
- You will get instant early stage support on how to find the right partners and budget.
- You will get our intensive support with all the necessary templates, tools, training, tips and tricks.
- You will join the worldwide community of MyMachine Global.
The best way for applying for a MyMachine Chapter in your region is to start thinking about how you would set up a pilot.
In this pilot you limit the amount of participating children, pupils and students. This will give you the advantage to learn and adapt the MyMachine methodology to your specific (educational system in your) region.
Running a MyMachine pilot means you need:
You’ll need several types of education partners:
- at least 4 classes of a primary school; or 4 classes from different participating primary schools; and
- preferably 4 groups (2 or more students) of university students from 1 university; or from different universities; and,
- preferably 4 groups of vocational/technical secondary students from one secondary school; or from different secondary schools.
You’ll need a MyMachine Coordinator to set up all the contacts, run the program with all involved partners, and enable different stakeholders to connect (e.g. sponsors, educators, the media, …).
Once the license agreement is signed, we will provide a complete online onboarding for your MyMachine Coordinator (or Coordinating Team), including logos, templates, and training. This onboarding and all templates and files provided will enable your MyMachine Coordinator to set up the local collaboration between primary, higher and secondary education.
You’ll need the necessary funding to cover
- the limited production costs for the development of the prototypes
- offline and online communication
- the setup of the annual exhibition
- travel and accommodation
- the annual membership fee.
You’ll need the right local partnership to lever your pilot into a future full series of MyMachine cycles: partners with power in
- the primary school system, higher education and the middle- and high school system in your region
- finding the necessary funding
- and establishing partnerships with stakeholders, including industry and government.