Regional Innovation Hubs

To design a framework and a platform to engage stakeholder communities around school level adoption of digital innovation and to create sustainable participatory approaches and concepts

School Mentoring Model

To support teachers to co-create and test pedagogically technology-enhanced learning strategies and enhance the cooperation using digital technologies in teaching and learning process

Stakeholder Networks

Policy-practitioner and scientific partners advise on the research and development, discuss on the Policy Briefs and Recommendations, disseminate of findings into policy arenas

What is all about?

The main goal of the project is to coordinate and support the creation of sustainable multi-level Regional Innovation Hubs in local communities across Europe, each fostering the scaling of the digital innovation. I-HUB proposes an adaptive and flexible whole-school peer-learning mentoring model built on the innovation hubs.

The model consists of several core components and auxiliary approaches selected by the schools based on their needs. The model combines the school’s whole-school level improvement practices with the co-creation of the technology-enhanced pedagogical practices in collaboration with the teachers


Collection of the best practices of partners and networking schools as well as from research about technology-enhanced pedagogical practices, schools’ digital maturity and school mentoring model to support mainstreaming digital innovation.

Assessment of schools’ digital maturity and teachers’ digital competences to identify the digitally less and more advanced teachers and schools in five piloting countries.

Co-creation of methods and practices for a dynamic mentoring model with the national stakeholder networks

Establishment of Regional innovation Hubs consisting of co-creation teams between the schools; national
stakeholder networks involving also researchers, policy bodies, teacher trainers.

Piloting of the mentoring model: teachers in collaboration with industry representatives and university experts co-create pedagogical practices in technology-enriched learning scenarios, which will be validated with the students by collecting data with the support of the learning analytics toolbox tools.

Publishing and sharing of the lesson designs, pedagogical strategies, guidelines, data collection instruments and mentoring methods and policy recommendations in an EU-level online platform :

Online manual for the schools and teachers to support the implementation of the digital innovation.

Final engagement strategy to involve schools to the Regional Innovation Hubs and an incentive scheme for the teachers to act as mentors for the other teachers.