Skriware to present STEAM-based educational solution at GITEX
The Polish startup has also launched an online platform, Skriware Academy
Skriware, a Polish educational startup will be showcasing its learn-through-play ecosystem for K-12 students, demonstrating to GITEX visitors that becoming a young scientist is no longer rocket science.
Since 2017, Skriware has focused on changing the educational curriculum in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe region by bringing their STEAM curriculum to classrooms and beyond. As a follow-up to these activities, the company has launched an online platform, Skriware Academy, with its first educational course Destination: Mars. Their hands-on learning experience for kids uses state-of-the-art technologies, like 3D-printed, fully programmable robots to teach the core building blocks of STEAM including coding and engineering. The solution also includes easy-to-use 3D printers, as well as a set of online tools that aim to enrich current teaching methods and support the UAE’s students in acquiring essential skills fulfilling demands of the 21st century.
The ultimate goal of education is to inspire children and give them the conviction that they can shape the world of tomorrow, said Karol Górnowicz, Skriware’s CEO. “That's why we want to help schools with a smooth and seamless adjustment to the requirements of the modern teaching methods. With our guidance, UAE’s teachers will be able to equip their students with the most sought-after skills and help them to succeed on the challenging and constantly evolving job market,” added Górnowicz.
Skriware Academy utilises teaching methods that have been developed in cooperation with experts in the field of education. The Polish startup has cooperated with the faculties from Dartmouth College, the Astro Center at Texas A&M University and Harvard Graduate School of Education to create its online STEAM curriculum.
“We are always open to educational partnerships proposal or other forms of significant cooperation that will help us to extend our educational offer. The UAE, with its 2020 Educational Strategy, and forecast that the educational market will grow over $2.7 billion within the next five years is one of our key distribution targets. Our last GITEX performance proves that. In 2017, only within a few days, we managed to secure an order for over 200 3D printers and robotic sets," said Mateusz Rybiński, Head of Business Development at Skriware.
The company continues to attract partners. It has just received PLN 4.5 million in funding from the Polish National Centre for Research and Development. Skriware will allocate this funds to improve its 3D printing technology, further development of the Skriware Academy, as well as the development of Skribots. The company is also in talks with private investors who want to engage in the further advancements of Skriware's educational solutions.
Skriware will be exhibiting at GITEX 2018 at stand C2-40.
Skriware’s promotional campaign at GITEX 2018 was co-financed by EU funds as part of the Go To Brand grant.