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. More than 100 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.
Become part of
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.
Sustainable energy management
Geothermal energy, solar energy, wind power or biomass - these fuels should fuel the energy industry in North Rhine-Westphalia in the future. This requires the use of modern technology and this technology wants to be used, understood, invented and further developed...
STEM book club
The MINT book club provides tips for reading aloud and reading by yourself. Everyone who is looking for new reading material that deals with STEM topics - sometimes in passing, sometimes very present - will find what they are looking for here...
Whether appointment announcement, blog post or news. Here you will find current information about zdi.NRW.
In an interview: Jenny Kociemba and Elita Wiegand, jurors of the zdi-Science League
Gwendolyn Paul from the zdi regional office talks to Eilta Wiegand and Jenny Kociemba about their job as jurors at the Science League and how competitions not only inspire enthusiasm for MINT, but also…
Science League: Completed the first day of play
In the Science League - the new format of zdi.NRW - ten teams from all over NRW compete for an annual task from the STEM field. On February 13, the first of a total of five…
Participation is worth it!
On February 24, 2023, the zdi network for the education region of Hochsauerlandkreis (zdi HSK) invited to the MINT-Mach-Day at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences. And with good reason: the zdi network celebrated ten years of sponsorship by the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences.
Under the magnifying glass: No energy transition without new battery technologies!
Batteries are one of the key technologies of the energy transition. They help us to store regenerative energies and to do without fossil raw materials. What are the necessary steps?
Raffle for the opening of the MINT book club
February 14th is not only Valentine's Day, but also international Give a Book Day! We take that to heart and would like to give away books!
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
We used the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, 2023 to talk to FabLab Manager Nuria Robles about her work, the importance of international networking and...
How geosciences get young people excited about sustainability
With courses in student laboratories and on-site projects, zdi.NRW inspires young people with sustainability issues and thus ensures more commitment.
Under the magnifying glass: sustainable energy management
The success of sustainable energy management lies in the intelligently interlinked mix of renewable energies. How can this succeed and what are the challenges?
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.
Courses and measures for career and study orientation in the STEM field.
Support for the expansion and further development of networks and MINT offers