Skriware, a 3D printing startup providing educational technology solutions, is going to spark children’s curiosity for science, robotics, programming, and creative thinking during TechCrunch SF 2018. Its hands-on learning experience for kids, Skriware Academy, that uses 3D printers, programmable robots, playful scenarios and many more convince Disrupt SF 2018 visitors that learning can be surprisingly fun.
Since 2017, Skriware has focused on changing the educational curriculum in Europe, Asia, and Africa by bringing their STEAM platform that teaches electronics, 3D printing, design, robotics and programming to primary and secondary school students. As a follow-up to these activities, in the second quarter of 2018, the company has launched Destination Mars – a hands-on learning experience for kids that uses 3D-printed, programmable robots to teach the core building blocks of STEAM including coding and engineering.
We believe that the ultimate goal of good education is to inspire, and give children confidence that whatever background they come from, and whatever they choose to do in the future, they can be successful. With Skriware, children as young as 9-years-old can interact with technology in a meaningful and exciting way – says Karol Górnowicz, Skriware’s CEO.
STEAM education draws attention
Skriware just received PLN 4.5 million in funding from the Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR). The company will allocate this funds to the improvement of 3D printing technology, further developing of the Skriware Academy, as well as the development of Skribots – educational robots that children can build and program themselves.
Although Skriware products have been available to educational institutions for less than a year, the startup already has numerous implementations both in Poland and abroad to its credit. In Poland, Skriware’s solution has been implemented in eight Polish educational institutions, among others, at the American School of Warsaw and the private high school Akademia. Furthermore, Skriware delivers its educational solution to institutions from all over the world, including Indonesian Koding Next or Repton School from Dubai.
Skriware worked with the faculty from Dartmouth College, the Astro Center at Texas A&M University and Harvard Graduate School of Education to create the new online STEAM curriculum and through educational partners like CoderDojo, IT for SHE and Kids Code Fun. Destination Mars scenario is being tested by kids around the world.
To find out more visit www.skriware.com or meet the team directly at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 at stand 65. The Skriware promotional campaign at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 was co-financed by EU funds as the Go To Brand grant.