Module I — 2017 — Innovation
“We chose Impact Valley as we wanted to co-organise Education Shakers with specialists of organizing hackathons. We wanted to be able to benefit from their experience and network. And because their team is very professional and nice to work with!” — Caroline de Cartier, Programme Manager at Ashoka Belgium
How can we disrupt education and enable stakeholders to design solutions and accelerate their projects using the principles of innovation?
We co-facilitated an innovation program with a one-day ideation workshop as a key milestone, where projects from selected schools were challenged by education stakeholders and innovation experts. Entrepreneurs in education were invited to pitch their projects and identify their levers and potential blockages with the help of the community.
Together with assigned facilitators, they generated ideas for solutions and helped project owners develop projects into concrete action plans. The best projects were given awards.
6 projects have been accelerated and one of them, which is soon to be implemented, has been awarded significant financial support.