04 Feb20204th February 2020
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ESAD University Portugal takes up MyMachine assignment as part of their curriculum

ESAD University Portugal takes up MyMachine assignment as part of their curriculum

MyMachine Portugal yet again covered in Portuguese media: this article describes the dream machines that are being build this school year. The article also covers the important news that in central Portugal, ESAD University has made the MyMachine assignment a part of their curriculum. Third year students apply for the assignment which covers different parts...

29 Jan20204th February 2020
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Discussing the Concepts at the university! MyMachine Portugal on a roll.

Discussing the Concepts at the university! MyMachine Portugal on a roll.

Work continues in this part of MyMachine Portugal! Primary School Students (the inventors of the Dream Machines) and the Students of the Technical Secondary schools (the builders) in Vila Nova de Famalicão visited today the Universidade Lusíada. They could discuss and reflect with the University Students (the designers of the Dream Machines) about the final...

20 Dec201920th December 2019
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MyMachine Portugal on national television today

MyMachine Portugal on national television today

Exciting day ahead in Portugal as MyMachine Portugal will be featured on RTP, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (National Radio & Television of Portugal). The documentary has been shot a couple of days ago and is broadcasted in a program called Radar XS tonight at 19:00h (Portuguese Time): The kids-news-item on MyMachine starts at 6m00s:...

22 Nov201911th December 2019
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University Students in Portugal learning from the Technical Secondary Schools

University Students in Portugal learning from the Technical Secondary Schools

Students from the ESAD university visited the technical secondary schools (CENFIM and CEERDL) as part of their MyMachine Portugal (Óbidos) assignment. By exchanging ideas with the technology and production savvy teachers from the technical secondary schools, the university students can better conceptualise the ideas. Their concepts need to take into account the production facility in...

14 Oct201914th October 2019
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The Dreamers, The Educators and The Curious

The Dreamers, The Educators and The Curious

Last week we were honoured to launch our book in Portugal at FOLIO International Literature Festival. We are happy to report that there has been quite some media coverage on our launch. Here’s how Parque Technologico Obidos and PNMF made us proud by saying: “É a leitura mais recomendada do ano para sonhadores, educadores, pais...

11 Oct201912th October 2019
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Book Launch in Portugal at FOLIO

Book Launch in Portugal at FOLIO

Today we had the pleasure of launching our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide in Portugal. We were honoured with the invitation of FOLIO, the International Literature Festival who hosted the event. FOLIO invited Miguel Silvestre – CEO Technology Park Obidos (Portugal) to moderate the talk. Joining the panel was...

19 Sep201923rd September 2019
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MyMachine Portugal launch of the Book What Is Your Dream Machine?

MyMachine Portugal launch of the Book What Is Your Dream Machine?

We are delighted to announce the official launch of our book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide in Portugal. MyMachine Portugal and Folio are collaborating to launch the book. This will happen at the Opening Night of the International Literature Festival Folio in Obidos. On Friday October 11th MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez...

11 Sep201923rd September 2019
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MyMachine Portugal acknowledged as leading example for pedagogical innovation in the Portuguese educations system

MyMachine Portugal acknowledged as leading example for pedagogical innovation in the Portuguese educations system

Yesterday, Ana Sofia Godinho – MyMachine Portugal Coordinator – was featured as leading example in Guimarães at an Intermunicipal Meeting with the Multidisciplinary Teams of the Integrated and Innovative Plan to Combat Ave School Failure (PIICIE do Ave). This seminar is part of PIICIE do Ave, as a subregional educational strategy with measures and projects...

04 Jun20195th June 2019
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MyMachine Portugal in national media

MyMachine Portugal in national media

Organising three exhibitions in the country, from the north to the south, doesn’t go unnoticed! MyMachine Portugal is now featured in Publico. Publico – a national newspaper with headquarters in Lisboa (the country’s capitol) – was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year by the European Newspapers Congress in 2014. The article explains how the university professors...

27 May201928th May 2019
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MyMachine Portugal Exhibitions 2019

MyMachine Portugal Exhibitions 2019

MyMachine Portugal is announcing their new MyMachine 2019 Exhibition. MyMachine Portugal has been growing immensely this year, expanding from where it all started in Obidos. Since 2018-2019, Ana Sofia Godinho in Obidos has been very successful in expanding the model to the North of Portugal in Famalicão and to the South of Portugal in Campo...

04 Apr20198th April 2019
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Visiting the technical secondary schools in Portugal

Visiting the technical secondary schools in Portugal

In MyMachine Portugal, the final stages of the making of the working prototypes are here. Here we can see the primary school children visiting the technical secondary school Cenfim in Caldas da Rainha. This is always a great moment for the young child-inventors to see how a prototype is actually being made and are asked...

15 Jan201921st February 2019
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Primary school children visiting the university in Portugal

Primary school children visiting the university in Portugal

It was a beautiful setting: primary school children from Obidos visiting the ESAD University. The purpose of this visit is not just to see where and how the university students are working, but also to discuss the final stage of the conceptualisation of their dream machine. Stay tuned as the concepts are now entering the...

16 Dec201816th December 2018
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MyMachine on Portuguese Television

MyMachine on Portuguese Television

Here’s a great media-coverage of the second part of the MyMachine Portugal exhibition which was launched on Monday 12 November 2018 at Vila Nova de Famalicao. More than 120 elementary school students from the Famalicao region were involved in the previous school year, which resulted in the making of six dream machines.

05 Dec20187th December 2018
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MyMachine keynote at Alentejo Criativo (Portugal)

MyMachine keynote at Alentejo Criativo (Portugal)

For the past two years, the Creative Alentejo partnership has examined best practices, knowhow and strategies on the development dynamics of creative territories and the relationship of these territories with formal and non-formal training in a logic of transmission and empowerment of businesses and professionals in the creative sector. This partnership has asked MyMachine to...

12 Nov201816th December 2018
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MyMachine Portugal Exhibition part 2 in Villa Nova de Famalicao

MyMachine Portugal Exhibition part 2 in Villa Nova de Famalicao

The second part of the MyMachine Portugal exhibition was launched today Monday 12 November. More than 120 elementary school students from the Famalicao region were involved in the previous school year, which resulted in the making of six dream machines.This event was also attended by mayor Paulo Cunha, aldermen of Education, Knowledge and Culture Leonel...

21 Sep201616th March 2017
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MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2016: Grand Opening

MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2016: Grand Opening

Monday 19 September 2016: the grand opening of the MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) Exhibition 2016. The moren than 100 children involved in the MyMachine cycle 2015-2016 were in the Technology Park to discover the dream machines they invented. The five elaborated working prototypes stay on display this week at the Technology Park. After this week the exhibition...

14 Sep201619th May 2017
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MyMachine Òbidos (Portugal) announcing their Grand Exhibition 2016

MyMachine Òbidos (Portugal) announcing their Grand Exhibition 2016

Monday 19 September 2016: this marks the start of the MyMachine Òbidos (Portugal) exhibition for this year. The exhibition will showcase all the elaborated dream machines from the 2015-2016 MyMachine cycle in Portugal. 100 children from different elementary class rooms will visit the exhibition that will be on display for 1 week. After this week,...

10 Nov201517th March 2017
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MyMachine Obidos starting their new cycle 2015-2016

MyMachine Obidos starting their new cycle 2015-2016

We are proud to announce that MyMachine Obidos (Portugal) started with their new cycle 2015-2016. In this cycle more than 100 pupils and students are involved from 3 elementary schools, 1 technical high school and 1 university. Take a look at the first pictures of the children inventing their dream machines. We are already very curious...

11 Jul201517th March 2017
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MyMachine Óbidos Exhibition 2015 opens today!

Today is another great day for MyMachine. In the Parque Tecnológico de Óbidos MyMachine Óbidos opens their 2015 Exhibition! So we are proud to present the Educadora: the machine that learns how to tie your shoes the Matira: the helmet with lights and music to make you feel safe in the night the Biocleta: a boat with...

06 Jul201512th October 2017
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MyMachine Óbidos visiting Kortrijk

Today, MyMachine Óbidos is visiting MyMachine Global in the city of Kortrijk, Belgium. Miguel Silvestre who is running MyMachine Óbidos together with Ana Sofia Godinho, brought with him a group of Portuguese Mayors. Left: Miguel Silvestre, MyMachine Óbidos Middle: Piet Grymonprez, Co-Founder MyMachine Right: Telmo Faria, former Mayor of Óbidos         It...

25 Nov201425th November 2014
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Visiting MyMachine Obidos, Portugal

The MyMachine Global Foundation is visiting the start of MyMachine Obidos, Portugal. Not only the children are dreaming of new machines, we want the teachers to make their own dream machine as well.     

06 Nov20146th November 2014
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MyMachine Obidos, Portugal signs the MyMachine license.

Proud people in a proud photo: MyMachine Obidos, Portugal has signed the MyMachine license. MyMachine Obidos is run by Miguel Silvestre, Ana Sofia Godinho from Obitec Technology Park (Obidos) and Filipe Pinto from the IPL University (Leiria). MyMachine Obidos has started a feasibility exercise involving 100 children and students. We will soon be able to reveal...