We want learning to be flexible, solution-focused and user-friendly
DigiYouth is an international student startup programme for schools.
During 3 years (2018–2020) it brings together 220 Estonian, Finnish, Latvian and Swedish students (aged 14–19) who engage in the development of digital products or services, starting from idea creation and formation of teams, through the prototyping until marketing and sales.
All the activities are a part of the general school curriculum.
DigiYouth aims to prepare students and schools for the 4th industrial revolution, i.e
- make more space in school curriculum to create, innovate and integrate
- connect classroom learning to real-world contexts
- combine the development of digital skills and entrepreneurship
- transfer the best of start-up approach from business to education
- show students the potential of digital solutions in different economic sectors
- give students an overview of entrepreneurial opportunities and career choices related to digital technologies
OUR GOALS FOR 2020:
40 cross-border student startups created
220 students in four countries having a cross-border start-up experience
45 teachers and mentors trained
A 1.5 year study module on digital entrepreneurship developed for schools
University of Tartu
University of Turku
University of Uppsala
City of Ventspils
On 16-19 October, 80 students, 40 teachers and project team members from Estonia, Sweden, Latvia and Finland gathered in Rauma, Finland for SparkUpDays to launch the international teamwork of student startup program DigiYouth! The days in Rauma involved icebreaking, teambuilding, ideation, prototyping, inspirational speakers and fun conversations about cultures, entrepreneurship, technology and education. Thank you Read more about SparkUpDays in Rauma[…]