Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TEDxFlanders 2011: MyMachine Dream Machine Builder by Aagje Beirens

Aagje Beirens completed her Masters in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University in 2004 and concluded a Teacher Training Course at Ghent University. From February 2009 onwards, she has been coordinating the MyMachine project in Kortrijk.

MyMachine is a unique project that offers students from primary, secondary and higher eduction the opportunity to collaborate to build their own dream machine. Children in primary schools submit their fantasy ideas. Higher education students translate those ideas into workable designs or so-called proofs of concept. Finally, technical students produce real prototypes (product/machine).

Creative imagination leads to an actual product in an excellent triple helix collaboration (government, education and industry).

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