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'Tinkering EU' is coordinated by the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci and involves six more institutions from Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom:

  • Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci - Italy
  • Centre for Life - UK
  • Deutsches Museum - Germany
  • JAGIK - Jedlik Ányos Secondary School of Engineering and IT - Hungary
  • MOBILIS Science Centre - Hungary
  • NEMO Science Centre - The Netherlands
  • University of Cambridge - UK


Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

MUST was founded in 1953 and is the largest science museum in Italy.
It puts together into one institution a collection-based museum and an interactive science centre. It has a collection of 15.000 historical objects the majority of which are displayed in permanent exhibitions organised in five grand themes: Communication, Materials, Energy, Transport, Leonardo da Vinci. In addition, it has 13 educational “Interactive Labs”, spaces inviting visitors to experiment science and technology directly through experiments, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities. The i.labs are dedicated to topics such as robotics, biotechnologies, genetics, energy, chemistry, nutrition, etc.
In 2009, MUST launched CREI, the Centre for Research in Informal Education, as part of the Education Department which does methodological research aiming to identity and integrate innovative learning methods into the Museum work in order to promote STEM learning and visitors’ meaningful experience.
Every year the Museum it welcomes more than 400.000 visitors.

Milan, Italy
www.museoscienza.org


MOBILIS – Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.

Mobilis is a new science center in Győr, Hungary opened in March 2012. During this short period of time more than 150 schools and kindergartens have visited Mobilis, mainly from the region but also from all over Hungary, and from Slovakia. Győr is the center of the Hungarian automotive industry. Building on Győr’s technical and industrial heritage, and high-tech automotive presence, Mobilis focuses on the scientific and technological concepts related to transport and vehicles.
The main exhibition area (about 1200 sq metres) of Mobilis offers 74 interactive exhibits all releted to increasing the understanding of more complex phenomena related to vehicles, the automotive industry, transportation, mobility and motion. In addition to the exhibits, Mobilis also regularly organises series of education programmes, hands-on practical workshops for schools and other audiences.

Győr, Hungary
www.mobilis-gyor.hu


Centre for Life

At Life, scientists, clinicians, educationalists and business people come together to promote advancement of the life sciences. Life’s mission is to be the best place in the UK for enthusing and engaging everyone in science and to provide support and state-of-the-art facilities on site so that world-class scientific research in medicine can flourish.
Partners in the Centre for Life include Newcastle University; the North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI); the NHS Newcastle Fertility Centre and the NHS Northern Genetics Service.
Since 2000, teams based at the Centre for Life have earned worldwide headlines for advances in stem cell technology.
Centre for Life plans, delivers and hosts the largest Maker Fair in the UK. It runs hands on Makery workshops throughout the year and features hands-on exhibitions in the science centre.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
www.life.org.uk




NEMO – Stichting Nationaal Centrum voor Wetenschap en Technologie

The National Center of Science and Technology (NCWT) is the umbrella organisation of science center NEMO in Amsterdam, the largest science center in the Netherlands with about 540.000 visitors in 2013. The National Center of Science and Technology has three pillars: next to science center NEMO, there is a Science Learning Center and a Science Communication Center. The Science Learning Center is a center of expertise with regard to informal science learning.
The Science Learning Center has a close collaboration with the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. Together we do research on science learning in informal settings. For this purpose NEMO recently opened a research lab in the science center, where science center visitors are asked to participate in research an prototype activities.
The Science Learning Center has a lot of experience and expertise in teacher training. NEMO has its own Teachers’ Club with 2.000 members.
NEMO has a dedicated Maker Lab that opened on December 2013. It is a 60 square metres space where visitors can explore together in meaningful ways that revolve around their own ideas and questions.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
www.e-nemo.nl




Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik

The Deutsches Museum, founded 1903 by Oskar von Miller, is today one of the biggest museums devoted to technology and natural sciences in the world with 73.000 square meters of exhibition space, 52 departments and about 1.4 million visitors per year.
The museum shows and explains the evolution of technology and science from the early beginnings to the present. The unique collection of exhibits (historical and modern) on display is supplemented by interactive experiments, dioramas, films and multi-media systems. A large library (with about 850.000 volumes) and extended archives as well as a research institute for the history of technology and sciences and the Kerschensteiner Kolleg for the advanced training of teachers, students and museum staff also belong to the Deutsches Museum.
As the most visited museum in Germany, the Deutsches Museum is a key actor in the field of informal education for a very broad range of audiences, from young children to students and adults of all ages. The museum education department provides a large offer of activities, training courses and workshops for the dissemination of knowledge and skills in science and technology in which thousands of individuals participate every year.

München, Germany
www.deutsches-museum.de




UCAM – University of Cambridge – Faculty of Education

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. It comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. It excels both in teaching and research. The Faculty of Education is the oldest and one of the most prestigious Education departments in the UK. Its undergraduate and postgraduate courses have all received the highest national ratings, and its world class research focuses on school development, leadership and improvement; education in languages, arts and humanities; inequalities in education; psychology and neuroscience; history of education; language and literacy; teacher development at primary and secondary levels; educational uses of ICT; and maths and science education.
The Faculty of Education runs Bachelors level degree courses in education. It also offers Masters level initial teacher education courses (Postgraduate certificate in education) for pre-service teachers in a range of subjects, including science. In-service teacher education courses are also offered for qualified teachers at all levels, including Masters and PhD. All academics undertake evaluation and research work.

Cambridge, United Kingdom
www.cam.ac.uk




Jedlik Ányos Secondary School of Engineering and IT

Jedlik is a secondary school of electric engineering and IT studies. The number of students is 750 educated at 5 grades and taught different professions:

  • Software developer (programmer)
  • Technical IT expert (electronic and IT networks field)
  • Economic IT expert (economic field)
  • CAD-CAM IT expert
  • Engineering technician

Győr, Hungary
www.jedlik.eu