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 70 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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STEM community in NRW

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

Science Video Award 2022: The grand finale

Science Video Award 2022: The grand finale

The SVA awards young people who are enthusiastic about MINT (math, computer science, natural sciences and technology) and who do science communication. These are the winners!

zdi heroines polaroid campaign

zdi heroines polaroid campaign

In October 2022, zdi.NRW will focus on personal stories, projects and topics related to MINT and girls and young women: Every day we want a woman who works in a MINT profession, a…

Under the magnifying glass: trends in biotechnology

Under the magnifying glass: trends in biotechnology

This article gives a rough overview of the challenges and trends in biotechnology and hopefully gives you some inspiration in working with young people.

Science Video Award 2022 - The countdown is on to the STEM video competition

Science Video Award 2022 - The countdown is on to the STEM video competition

Convey your MINT knowledge in a video and take part in the Science Video Award 2022! There are prizes to be won in the STEM video competition.

The zdi holiday summer 2022

The zdi holiday summer 2022

How is enthusiasm for sustainability reflected in the holiday courses? How can current scientific trends be implemented in an understandable way? And how do art and design find their way into STEM education? In the zdi holiday summer 2022 series, we would like to...

KReateFuture 2022: How students and scientists develop ideas for the future together

KReateFuture 2022: How students and scientists develop ideas for the future together

At the 2nd KReateFuture Youth Science Camp, around 60 Krefeld schoolchildren were able to develop ideas for the future on topics such as ethics and sustainability.

zdi summer holidays 2022: The summer offers these STEM courses

zdi summer holidays 2022: The summer offers these STEM courses

The zdi networks are again offering countless MINT courses during the summer holidays this year. Most of them can take place face-to-face again, but there are also digital offers. This year's zdi motto RE•use | RE•duce…

Under the magnifying glass: youth trends when choosing a career

Under the magnifying glass: youth trends when choosing a career

How do young people deal with their professional life? Who do you contact and what can zdi learn from it?

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.

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