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Bringing online global collaborative learning opportunities to young innovators around the world

Invent Future Global

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To enable and empower students to invent and innovate the future in a gIobal context. In the past, the measure of education was “What do you know?” Now all the facts are easily obtained online. Today, and even more in the future, education is judged by “What can you do with what you know?” Being educated now requires using those facts to create a device or process that solves an issue or problem.
Nelson Mandela, Social rights activists, political leader and global role model
"Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world"

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Innovation Overview

STUDENTS
Target Group
125
Children/Users
19
Countries
2019
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Not-for-profit
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Updated on May 8th, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

Invent Future.Global is an association of like-minded innovation education organizations throughout the world who believe in providing their students with opportunities to share experiences and to collaborate with fellow students from other countries using online virtual platforms and thus making international educational events accessible for all.

How does your innovation work in practice?

Invent Future Global (IF.G) organises online global collaboration learning events in English throughout the year, such as the SDG Challenges in which students from around the world work in teams to solve specific problems and issues, related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Other events include the Global Innovation Challenge whereby winning students or teams from each country present their inventions or innovations in front of an international jury. By participating in these events, the students develop cultural awareness, they learn to problem-solve and think creatively and to pitch their ideas in front of an audience and a jury. They also develop digital skills as they use online platforms to collaborate with their team-mates. These experiences braoden their horizons and strengthen their English communication skills, forming them into global citizens from the comfort of their own homes. IF.G makes international learning events accessible to all students

How has it been spreading?

Invent Future.Global was founded in 2019 by 4 organizations from China, Indonesia, the UK and the USA. At the start of 2020, Chile and Canada joined the team. In July 2020, IF.G launched the first event, the Summer (Winter) Challenge, with the participation of 24 students between 9 - 18 years old. During the second half of 2020, many more organizations joined the association and in January 2021, the second event, the IF.G Water Challenge, was launched, with the participation of 85 students from 15 countries, between 9-18 years old. IF.G is now planning the Food Systems Challenge for July 2021, with a capacity for 100 students. In September 2021, the Global Innovation Challenge will be held and the best student innovators will present their Prototypes, Apps & Ideas to a worldwide audience.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

IF.G is non-subscription, non-fee charging and is open to new members. If you are an innovation education organization and would like to join IF.G, consult www.inventfuture.global website or send us an email. Students who want to participate in IF.G events need to register with their local or regional IFGOrganization (IFGO) or register on the IF.G website where they will be redirected to the IFGO.

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April 2021
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
January 2021
IFG WAter Challenge
July 2020
IFG Summer (Winter) Challenge
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