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.
THE LAB EXPERIENCE
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.
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 EdTech 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 EdTech 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.
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!
For more information, feel free to contact the EduLAB manager, Blair Stevenson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Portfolio of past EduLAB teams
The following list includes names and links to previous EduLAB demo and product path teams.
Team 1 Pikku-Hiisi
Team 2 Nekode
Team 3 Catchfish
Team 4 Tedu
Team 5 Hispo
Team 1 SoftCrystal
Team 2 SILQ
Team 3 Movire
Team 4 DigiXComic
Product path team Skyler
Team 1, Mörkö
Team 2, GameLang
Team 3, SO Happy Birds
Team 4, Fantastic 3
Team 5, Little PenPals
Team 6, VPR
Team 8, M.O.L.E.
Team 9, Aurora Health
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
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
Strategic corporate and institutional partners
Strategic Partner Universities