Oulu EduLAB

OULU EduLAB IS A SEMESTER- BASED, FULL-TIME PRE-INCUBATOR + INCUBATOR PROGRAM IN ENGLISH SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF PROTOTYPES, PRODUCTS AND START-UPS TARGETING THE GLOBAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY.

Next LAB cohort starts August to December 2018! Keep an eye open for the application period spring 2018.

 
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THE LAB EXPERIENCE

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The Oulu EduLAB creates interdisciplinary teams to develop prototypes of educational technology solutions and tools in a rapid concept-design process. Teams include students and professionals from Finland and around the world with expertise in graphic design, programming, game design, journalism, production, script-writing, sales and marketing, and education. All LABs are taught in English.

Oulu EduLAB participants are made up of students from the Oulu University of Applied Sciences degree programs, international exchange students and professionals completing retraining as Open University students. Participants are primarily drawn from the advanced Bachelor’s degree level however there are possibilities for those students completing Master’s theses as well as PhD studies to be part of the LAB as well.

 

EDULAB CURRICULUM

The EduLAB curriculum consists of two 30 ECTS credit course packages: Demo Path and Product Path.

Demo Path is a four-month package that acts as a starting point for all EduLAB participants. The first month focuses on rapid concept design and learning the basics of working in the Ed Tech industry, from design to business. The next stage is dedicated to prototype development and refining the skills of each individual in his or her chosen role in the team. Each team on the path aims to create a workable Ed Tech demo. Prototypes can take on a number of different forms such as educational games, apps for learning or learning management systems to name a few.

Those who have completed the demo path can continue on to Product Path, an additional four-month study program. In the Product Path, teams continue to develop their products, aiming for a finished product or a service and a start-up.

 Oulu EduLAB teams such as the 2017 team - Movire - work with local schools and cultural institutions to host regular user testing events for new edtech products and services.

Oulu EduLAB teams such as the 2017 team - Movire - work with local schools and cultural institutions to host regular user testing events for new edtech products and services.

 

HOW TO JOIN EDULAB

If you are interested in applying for EduLAB, click here. Participants can be from any field such as business, education, programming, graphic design and even healthcare. If you are not sure if you have the skills required for EduLAB, don't worry. We encourage you to apply anyway since you may have exactly the qualities we need!

The next application period starts on April 15 and runs until May 31, 2018. Applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted by the first week of June and invited to participate in either a face-to-face interview in Oulu or a virtual interview. EduLAB will begin on August, 2018.

For more information, feel free to contact the EduLAB LAB Master, Blair Stevenson at firstname.lastname@oamk.fi

Read more how to study or collaborate with EduLAB!

 
The LAB was a great experience and personally very fulfilling. I was encouraged to take a different role from what I was used to in my previous work life
— Pedro Coutinho
    PEDRO COUTINHO,  LOGUE project manager at edtech europe 2015 in london


PEDRO COUTINHO, LOGUE project manager at edtech europe 2015 in london

 oulu edulab spring 2016 final team pitches at midnight pitchfest - june 2016

oulu edulab spring 2016 final team pitches at midnight pitchfest - june 2016

Portfolio of past EduLAB teams

The following list includes names and links to previous EduLAB demo and product path teams.

2017

Fall 2016

Team 1 Pikku-Hiisi

Team 2 Nekode

Team 3 Catchfish

Team 4 Tedu

Team 5 Hispo

 

2016

Fall 2016

Team 1 SoftCrystal

Team 2 SILQ

Team 3 Movire

Team 4 DigiXComic

Product path team Skyler

 

Spring 2016

Team 1, Mörkö

Team 2, GameLang

Team 3, SO Happy Birds

Team 4, Fantastic 3

Team 5, Little PenPals

Team 6, VPR

Team 7, TherapiTools

Team 8, M.O.L.E.

Team 9, Aurora Health



 

DIVE DEEPER

What we help build...

While in Oulu EduLAB we most often focus on software-based innovations, we support the development of teams creating a wide range of products for all levels of education including:

  • Educational games / serious games
  • Virtual reality / Augmented reality / Mixed reality products
  • E-publications
  • Animations, videos and digital content for education
  • Apps for education
  • Products that combine hardware and software such as Internet of Things (IOT) and sensor innovations.


COLLABORATING PARTNERS WITH OULU EduLAB

            PArtner incubator, Canada

           PArtner incubator, Canada

 Partner Accelerator, Finland

Partner Accelerator, Finland

           Partner incubator, Japan

          Partner incubator, Japan

         partner accelerator, UK

        partner accelerator, UK

 

Strategic corporate and institutional partners

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  Edulab is a regional ambassador for Edtech EUROPE and EdTech x Global

Edulab is a regional ambassador for Edtech EUROPE and EdTech x Global

Strategic Partner Universities

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