Future through innovation

The community offensive for young STEM students in NRW

Future through Innovation.NRW (in short: zdi) is a joint offensive to promote young scientists and technicians in North Rhine-Westphalia.

zdi – Research and understand together

With more than 5.000 partnerships With actors from the fields of science, business, schools, politics and society, zdi.NRW is Europe's largest network for the promotion of young STEM students. There are zdi offers nationwide in all districts and urban districts in North Rhine-Westphalia. More than 100 student laboratories offer children, adolescents, but also young adults space to Mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and Technology, short MINTto experience, to pursue their enthusiasm for STEM and to find out about STEM training courses and courses.

 

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Discover many offers and holiday courses on the subject of STEM in NRW. Have you always wanted to build a lightsaber or know what urban gardening means?
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Blog

Whether appointment announcement, blog post or news. Here you will find current information about zdi.NRW.

How geosciences get young people excited about sustainability

How geosciences get young people excited about sustainability

With courses in student laboratories and on-site projects, zdi.NRW inspires young people with sustainability issues and thus ensures more commitment.

Under the magnifying glass: sustainable energy management

Under the magnifying glass: sustainable energy management

The success of sustainable energy management lies in the intelligently interlinked mix of renewable energies. How can this succeed and what are the challenges?

“From the hand to the heart to the brain”: Breaking down language barriers

“From the hand to the heart to the brain”: Breaking down language barriers

The zdi student laboratory and student research center KITZ.do in Dortmund is working on breaking down language barriers in MINT courses.

Review of the World Robot Olympiad 2022

Review of the World Robot Olympiad 2022

We look back on an exciting and eventful event. The World Finals of the WRO (World Robot Olympiad) 2022 took place from November 17th to 19.11th. held in Dortmund. Together with representatives from the zdi network, exciting…

zdi Academy: The energy crisis and its effects on the courses offered by the zdi community

zdi Academy: The energy crisis and its effects on the courses offered by the zdi community

Under the motto "'Winter is coming' - current crises and their effects on the content of the courses for schoolchildren", an open exchange with zdi actors took place as part of the zdi Academy.

zdi-Girls-Camp: Pupils develop practical approaches to support girls in the STEM field

zdi-Girls-Camp: Pupils develop practical approaches to support girls in the STEM field

How can we get girls excited about STEM? What wishes, requirements and ideas does the target group itself have? And why are some sciences more popular with girls than others? These and other questions revolved around...

Anniversary celebrations: 10 years of MINT young talent promotion in the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and in Krefeld

Anniversary celebrations: 10 years of MINT young talent promotion in the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and in Krefeld

Regional manager Johannes Böhmer from the zdi regional office visited the anniversaries of the zdi networks in Krefeld and the Rheinisch-Bergisch district and brought back a few impressions.

From the zdi course to the Max Planck Institute: A portrait of Pia Münstermann

From the zdi course to the Max Planck Institute: A portrait of Pia Münstermann

In zdi heroines October 2022 we portray Pia Münstermann, chemical laboratory assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research.

Promotion

Various actors contribute with different services to making the joint offensive for the future through Innovation.NRW a real success story!

The NRW regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency is now translating a large part of its measures for in-depth career orientation zdi-BSO-MINT around. European funding is also strengthening the initiative. Funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF zdi) help, for example, with the expansion of decentralized laboratory services and the systematic acquisition of new corporate partners for the zdi networks.

News

Drawings of girls performing different jobs, for example as an astronomer, craftswoman or chemist

zdi heroines October

Every year in October, projects and topics related to MINT and girls and young women are the focus of zdi.NRW. It's been a busy month on national networks and social media.