About the Project

This project is one of the 2020 WISE Awards finalists. 

Bold Actions require Bold Ideas:

Whether you want to solve a challenge in your job or neighborhood, create your own company or whether you want to come up with a solution for a global issue, all require bold action to bring your idea to life. This is where MyMachine delivers the “I can do that”-perspective to all participants.

The unique methodology of MyMachine lets children in primary school invent their own ‘dream machine’ (anything goes, as long as they really, really want it); university students and vocational secondary students help design those and build them as real working prototypes.

Through MyMachine:

Students learn that having ideas is important. That you shouldn’t be afraid to express your ideas -even if they sound a bit weird or challenging in the beginning. They learn what it takes to bring an idea to life; and that you can do it by respecting each other’s talents, co-create, collaborate and not giving up;

Teachers and professors experience that learning can benefit from a different set-up then the traditional closed classroom setting. The moment students realize that what happens in a classroom can impact the real world, they start looking at their education in whole new way.

Societal Transformation at a Global Scale: 

The challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution require a fundamental change on how we prepare students for their adult lives. We need to bring them 21st century skills that will serve them for life. Project based learning is key in transforming the education system. Education done right makes an impact on communities by enabling young people to drive their own future, to create their own start-up or to become the self-motivated, problem solving, creative team workers that companies and organizations are looking for. In MyMachine they learn how they can contribute to society, rather than just be a consumer of it.

May 05, 2020 (last update 07-23-2020)