Future through innovation
The community offensive for young STEM students in NRW
Future through Innovation.NRW (in short: zdi) 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. Around 100 school labs 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?
Then register with the MINT community.
Whether appointment announcement, blog post or news. Here you will find current information about zdi.NRW.
We look back on an exciting and eventful event. The World Finals of the WRO (World Robot Olympiad) 2022 took place from November 17th to 19.11th. held in Dortmund. Together with representatives from the zdi network, exciting…
Under the motto "'Winter is coming' - current crises and their effects on the content of the courses for schoolchildren", an open exchange with zdi actors took place as part of the zdi Academy.
How can we get girls excited about STEM? What wishes, requirements and ideas does the target group itself have? And why are some sciences more popular with girls than others? These and other questions revolved around...
Anniversary celebrations: 10 years of MINT young talent promotion in the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and in Krefeld
Regional manager Johannes Böhmer from the zdi regional office visited the anniversaries of the zdi networks in Krefeld and the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and brought back a few impressions.
In zdi heroines October 2022 we portray Pia Münstermann, chemical laboratory assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research.
Interview: Monika Lichtinghagen-Wirths, Managing Director of the Bergisches Waste Management Association
In the podcast interview, Monika Lichtinghagen-Wirths provides information on current topics in the circular economy, explains terms such as "circular value creation" and goes into the work of the Leppe landfill.
She programmed her first robot at the age of twelve and is now a doctoral student at the Institute for Transmission Technology, Machine Dynamics and Robotics at RWTH Aachen University. The 26-year-old specializes in robotics and conducts research on the…
Nina Woicke is a process engineering engineer and freelance consultant and product developer. She is passionate about very special plastics and their practical applications. Which plastics are involved, why plastic per se is not...
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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