In the future, increasingly focused on innovation, inclusion and sustainability, STEAM education and entrepreneurship will be more linked than ever before as they go hand-in-hand. The competencies developed in STEAM – creativity, problem-solving, analytical thinking, adaptability, etc. are equally important for the development of a successful entrepreneur. Both, STEAM and Entrepreneurship education, result in producing individuals who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, values collaboration and work through the creative process to solve the real-life problems.
We believe that in order to foster and create future entrepreneurs – drivers for future growth who will use their entrepreneurial mindset to design, create and implement a favourable future: economically, socially and, especially, environmentally – we need to combine these to concepts and produce innovative entrepreneurship programmes that will train youth in innovation and science.
By introducing research (R) and arts (A) to traditional STEM, as one of the core elements of discovering new knowledge, STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, art and math), will provide a well-rounded learning experience.
Thus, the project “STREAMpreneur” aims to improve youth entrepreneurial skills, promote innovation and sustainable solutions to real-life problems existing in Europe and beyond, by introducing “STREAM Entrepreneurship” among youth workers and providing them with knowledge and tools to implement it their daily youth work.
Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained here.
PROGRAMME: ERASMUS+ KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
DURATION: 01/12/2020 – 30/11/2022
TOTAL BUDGET: 164 431,00 EUR
- HeurekaNet – Freies Institut für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation e.V., Germany (Coordinator)
- DOREA Educational Institute, Cyprus
Eduforma SRL, Italy
Institute of Economics of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia
Inter College APS, Denmark