A "Junior FabAcademy" as a digital platform, a school laboratory on the subject of "Food, Art & Technology" and a mobile laboratory for rural areas - these are just three of a total of seven projects from the zdi community, which are now funded by the ERDF-zdi -Jury have been recommended for funding. The last round of applications in the funding period up to 2020 came to an end at the beginning of September with the meeting of the jury members. The applicants are now finalizing their documents so that the projects – hopefully – will receive a grant notification from the Detmold district government towards the end of the year.
We can already reveal a few details about the projects applied for:
The University of Applied Sciences Ruhr-West has submitted an application for a top-up for the Oberhausen zdi school laboratory MINTLab4U. The aim is to expand the offer towards elementary schools. in one further request the university is planning a new zdi student laboratory that will combine the topics of food, art & technology. the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences plans the “Junior FabAcademy”. This is intended to be an online platform where students can approach the subject of the FabLab.
The College of Fine Arts in Essen would like to create a connection between MINT and art in a school laboratory.
The RWTH Aachen would like to make your zdi school laboratory RoboScope "mobile" and thus expand your range for rural areas.
The Technology Center South Westphalia is planning a zdi school laboratory in Hagen.
The university Duisburg-Essen would also like to set up a mobile offer with energy MINT boxes.
The total volume of these seven projects is around 800.000 euros, of which around 400.000 euros are to be funded by ERDF-zdi. The partners take on the co-financing (e.g. funds from the university, earmarked donations).
All information about the funding program can be found here on the ERDF zdi page.