Our next step after the summer break is a 2,5 days bootcamp that will take place in Estonia, at Tammistu family center of the Estonian Agrenska Foundation. During the event, the initial business ideas will be developed further with the help of our excellent mentors. Let's hope the circumstances will enable us to meet in person this time.
SPRING Meet for Students, Teachers and Mentors via Zoom
11 international student teams presented their corse business ideas to teachers and mentors. Their ideas range from reducing loneliness of older people to delivery of home-made food by robots, to beauty products.
Mentors from Estonia, Latvia and Finland were impressed and are looking forward to consulting their teams. They will help them grow and see opportunities for expansion before the next big meeting.
Thank you all and enjoy your sunny summer vacation! We will see you in the autumn!
Mentor training on May 5th via Zoom
On 5th of May, all of our project mentors gathered for the first time to attend mentor training. Practical presentations and discussions took place between mentors from Latvia, Estonia and Finland. We are now looking forward to the virtual Spring meet session, where students teams, who have been working with their business ideas since February, will present their achievements.
SENsationalSTEM START Camp on February 15 in Microsoft Teams
On February 15, over 80 students with special educational needs and their teachers from Estonia, Finland and Latvia gathered online to learn about entrepreneurship. The event, called START Camp, was the kickoff for the SENsationalSTEM project where students find their strengths and empower themselves through entrepreneurship. START Camp helped participants get acquainted with each other and start learning about business.
- Press release: SENsationalSTEM START Camp on February 15 in Microsoft Teams
- Student teams' spirit animals
Project 2nd steering group meeting 08–09 December 2020 via Zoom
SENsationalSTEM project held its 2nd steering group meeting, coordinated by our Latvian partner SUSTENTO. Feedback from teachers training was presented, general issues of the implementation and reporting were analyzed. Despite difficult COVID-19 restrictions, the project has been able to recruit participants remotely and conduct productive virtual meetings. Moreover, SUSTENTO invited the start-up company Catchbox to present their work, a very interesting addition to our meeting. We hope that by the time of the implementation of the project participants will be able to also meet face to face. Take a look at the programme and other materials of the event:
Teacher training 23–24 November 2020 via Zoom
Project partner Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki is in charge for teacher training. Representatives of 15 schools from Finland, Estonia and Latvia will be participating in the virtual training, as a physical event could not be organized due to COVID-19. Take a look at the programme and other materials of the event.
- Press release: Teachers in Latvia, Finland and Estonia acquire skills to make students with special educational needs
Project 1st steering group meeting 26–27 August 2020 in Tallinn
SENsationalSTEM project held its 1st steering group meeting at the premises of Lead partner EPIKoda in Tallinn. Most guest were present, some were additionally connected via Zoom. During 2 days, useful discussions took place, the project aims became clearer and it was as well the first meeting where partners got to meet each other so all partners were having a representative attending. Take a look at the programme and other materials of the event: