Co-creation of educational innovation in school-university-industry partnerships

Tallinn University in collaboration with HarNo and StartUp Estonia run a program for co-creating educational innovation in  partnership of school teachers, educational technology StartUps and universities. 6 teams consisting of 2 teachers, industry and university mentor co-created over 6 months educational technology innovations, piloted them at school practice and improved the products. Process was built on the EDUCATE model developed by iHub4Schools partner University College London (UCL), which was adapted to Estonian needs. Program emphasized the co-creation and participatory design methods to build the shared knowledge on the created product and its applicability in educational practice. Mentoring and evidence-informed practices were crucial to make the development of products sustainable and scalable.