Innovation event for school pupils
Innoschool is a project that promotes the creativity and inventiveness of school pupils. The project is carried out by Innofinland and the National Board of Education.
The event has been organised since 2000 in comprehensive and upper secondary schools in Helsinki (2000, 2001), Kemi and Kitee (2001), Jyväskylä region (2002), Oulu region (2003), Tampere region (2004), Pori region (2005), Joensuu region (2006), Lappeenranta region (2007), Turku region (2008), Kokkola region and Åland (2009), and Rovaniemi region (2010).
This year the Innoschool event takes place in the Mikkeli region.
The innovation event for first and second grades of comprehensive schools
The events will take place in September in the schools participating in the Mikkeli area. There, the meaning and necessity of creativity and inventing is explained to the pupils and the relation between inventiveness and entrepreneurship is discussed. If necessary, the Innofinland organisation or the local Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment will assist in the instruction and teaching.
The Innoschool event lasts 2-3 lessons and is carried out class by class in the school on a date that has been agreed on with the teacher or the headmaster. The basic material including a compact information pack, background information for the teacher and a form for the pupils’ ideas will be sent by the Innofinland Bureau to schools that have registered for the event.
The final projects of students at the vocational institutes
A format, which is different from the innovation events mentioned above, will be carried out in South Savo Vocational College, where we judge and award final projects of graduating students. The purpose is to encourage students to do creative work and to highlight the skills and job-readiness of young people studying at the vocational institutes.
The prizewinners will be announced and the prizes will be awarded on 29 November 2011.
For further details, please contact the Innofinland Bureau on +358 9 6939 5308 or +358 9 6939 5239, or by email: innosuomi(at)innosuomi.fi.