By Cecilia Waismann, MindCET
The 1st EdTech Campus in the world opened in Yerucham, Negev Desert in Israel, this September. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Innovation Center, opened by MindCET, will house educators, developers, students and designers to develop new ideas. The new centre will offer an open workspace for startups, a place to showcase and experiment with breakthrough technologies, a maker space with a traditional and high-end tech. There will also be an experimental class for research and development, as well as a multifunctional hall that will be used for hackathons, conferences and training courses. All of this has been designed and created specifically to be a magnet for educators, Hi-Tech companies and the EdTech scene in general.
MindCET is an EdTech Innovation centre, based in Israel with a global reach and a belief that education should work towards a global pedagogy, by enabling space for joint ventures among EdTech stakeholders. MindCET is an independent body, part of a non-profit organization, the Center for Educational Technology (CET). For over 40 years, CET has been leading Israel’s technology-based educational solutions, with a special interest in meeting the needs of its culturally and geographically diverse population.
In its 7th year of activity, MindCET has become one of the world’s pioneers to bring the entrepreneurial culture to the educational world. Today, it is globally recognized as a main reference to the Global EdTech ecosystem, leading relevant international ventures as well as offering alternative innovative solutions. MindCET plays a central role in all major world EdTech forums and works in partnerships with organizations alike, major universities, R&Ds, Hi-Tech companies, in order to explore, strengthen, and develop innovative and relevant pedagogical solutions that meet the needs of the digital learner.