Future through innovation

The community offensive for young STEM students in NRW

Future through Innovation.NRW (in short: it seems) is a joint offensive to promote young scientists and technicians in North Rhine-Westphalia.

zdi – Research and understand together

With more than 5.000 partnerships With actors from the fields of science, business, schools, politics and society, zdi.NRW is Europe's largest network for the promotion of young STEM students. There are zdi offers nationwide in all districts and urban districts in North Rhine-Westphalia. More than 70 student laboratories offer children, adolescents, but also young adults space to Mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and Technology, short MINTto experience, to pursue their enthusiasm for STEM and to find out about STEM training courses and courses.

 

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STEM community in NRW

Discover many offers and holiday courses on the subject of STEM in NRW. Have you always wanted to build a lightsaber or know what urban gardening means?
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Whether appointment announcement, blog post or news. Here you will find current information about zdi.NRW.

MINT funding in NRW also awarded in 2022: zdi networks receive this year's seal of quality

MINT funding in NRW also awarded in 2022: zdi networks receive this year's seal of quality

For more than 15 years, the zdi community NRW has been inspiring children and young people with its offers for topics in the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology (MINT). Klaus Kaiser, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture...

Girls'Day interview: "It's not the girls who have to change, but their environment"

Girls'Day interview: "It's not the girls who have to change, but their environment"

Stereotypes and prejudices directly and indirectly influence young people's career choices. Although in the past few decades many STEM actors have developed numerous offers, especially in relation to STEM girls' work, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at...

Education for Sustainable Development: Teaching and Learning for a Better World

Education for Sustainable Development: Teaching and Learning for a Better World

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is becoming more and more important. How can the zdi community adapt their offer to the ESD quality criteria?

LeLa Prize 2022: zdi-Schüler:innenlabor teutolab-Biotechnologie takes 1st place

LeLa Prize 2022: zdi-Schüler:innenlabor teutolab-Biotechnologie takes 1st place

The zdi student laboratory teutolab biotechnology wins first prize at the LeLa Prize 1 with the online course "Evolution of Corona Viruses".

zdi.NRW in conversation with MINTvernetzt: "We want to learn with and from each other"

zdi.NRW in conversation with MINTvernetzt: "We want to learn with and from each other"

In the video call, Dr. Stephanie Kowitz-Harms (MINTvernetzt) ​​and Magdalena Hein (zdi.NRW) on MINT education and common topics.

Under the magnifying glass: circular economy and recycling

Under the magnifying glass: circular economy and recycling

From old to new! – This is how you could summarize the task of the circular economy. We explain what that actually means.

zdi anchored in state budget: Ministry of Culture and Science invests sustainably in STEM education

zdi anchored in state budget: Ministry of Culture and Science invests sustainably in STEM education

zdi is now anchored in the state budget, as the Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Klaus Kaiser, announced during his visit to the zdi center in Cologne.

zdi-Schüler:innenlabor GeoIT takes 3rd place in ERRE.Stars

zdi-Schüler:innenlabor GeoIT takes 3rd place in ERRE.Stars

As part of the ERDF.Stars competition, the zdi student laboratory GeoIT was voted 35rd among 3 other ERDF projects.

Promotion

Various actors contribute with different services to making the joint offensive for the future through Innovation.NRW a real success story!

The NRW regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency is now translating a large part of its measures for in-depth career orientation zdi-BSO-MINT around. European funding is also strengthening the initiative. Funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF zdi) help, for example, with the expansion of decentralized laboratory services and the systematic acquisition of new corporate partners for the zdi networks.

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