28 July 2020
A ‘Smart District’ Takes Shape in the Netherlands
- AI (artificial intelligence)
All pupils and students in Brainport Eindhoven are receiving innovative education. Therefore, everyone within Brainport Eindhoven is entitled to innovative education focused on awareness and the characteristics of our unique environment. To give them all the opportunity to be prepared and to face society and the labor market of the future in a resilient way.
Brainport Development is promoting this ambition and is discussing it with the local, provincial, national and European authorities involved in funding, policy and regulation. Brainport Development contributes to this ambition by driving innovation and cooperation and by coordinating and linking regional and sometimes provincial and national initiatives. Its main focus is on establishing a link between education and the industry. Furthermore, Brainport Development has an executive role when multiple organizations have the same request and no other party is dealing or is able to deal with the request.
Young people and Technology – linking education with the industry
With respect to the project ‘Young people and technology’ we are driving cooperation between education and the technical industry to jointly offer context-rich education. It is important to address pupils in primary and secondary education in a way they can relate to.
We are the Future: internationalization education
This project evolves around internationalizing education by enhancing the range of available schools, increasing the professionalism of teachers and strengthening the international and regional networks that contribute to the internationalization of education. The project focuses on all children within Brainport Eindhoven, but tries to meet the specific wishes of the internationals with respect to childcare and primary, secondary and intermediate vocational education.
Pilot project Hybrid Tech Teachers
This pilot project was introduced to improve the quality of STEM education in Brainport Eindhoven and to address the increasing shortage of technical teachers in the labor market. With this project, we try to ensure that in two years’ time hundred ‘hybrid light’ teachers are teaching classes 4 to 8 hours a week and that we have ten fully hybrid teachers from the industry. The project specifically aims at secondary, intermediate vocational and higher vocational education and universities.