Education Lab

The Education Lab is a hub that connects education, stakeholders, and RDI to search for solutions to wicked problems in society. In the Lab, interdisciplinary groups will work on authentic cases.

At its core, the Education Lab is a decentralised research and development unit of the INGENIUM European University. It brings together the different learning environments and innovation departments of the partner Universities for use within the INGENIUM European University.

Education Lab has compiled an exhaustive list of the different facilities and expertise available at each different partner university. As such, the Lab contains a number of virtual and physical distributed spaces where staff, students, and stakeholders can co-create new solutions for authentic challenges, learn from each other, and network.

Innovation projects

To promote joint innovation projects, the INGENIUM European University will launch two initiatives:

  • A yearly call for joint projects to develop innovative teaching methodologies and products based on the Lab equipment and expertise. The chosen joint project will be awarded a small budget to cover travel costs and technology requirements. The Innovation Committee will set the selection criteria, which will be based on innovativeness, transnational cooperation, multilingualism, impact, and transferability. The first call for joint projects will be in Autumn 2024.
  • A competition for Best New Media Teaching Project, with two categories: Innovations in Participatory Learning and Young Innovators. The Innovations in Participatory Learning awards will be given to designers of new learning environments, including major adaptations of existing models of gaming, world-building, social networking, or other virtual environments, and/or the development of entirely new programs. The Young Innovators awards will be given to forward-thinking, conceptually exciting, and original participatory learning projects, where young innovators (age 18-25) will be able to bring their most visionary ideas from the “garage” stage to implementation. This will be held in 2025.

INGENIUM Education Labs