Technology is changing the way we think and focus. This change has generated a need to reshape education. Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels, has released a futuristic education concept, EduCycle, that enables real life simulation of the natural world and the carbon cycle's role in it.
EduCycle is part of Neste's Pre-order the Future project, in which one out of five products or service innovations will be chosen for further development in fall 2016. The winner will go forward to the prototyping phase and the final prototype will be published early 2017.
EduCycle is a modular learning kit built mainly out of renewable materials. It is an interactive, holographic simulation where children can alter the virtual landscape by playing with the moving parts of the kit. The first lesson of EduCycle will visualise the carbon cycle: removing cars from the landscape or replacing coal power plants with wind power shows a positive change in the cycle. The simulation is enhanced with an augmented reality (AR) solution to create an even more immersive learning experience.
“EduCycle teaches kids to understand how their actions can change the world either for better or worse. Our planet’s future is highly dependent on how our children will learn to manage their carbon footprint,” says Osmo Kammonen, Neste’s Senior Vice President of Communications and Brand Marketing.
Neste’s Pre-order the Future project has been active since April 2016. As the project advances, Neste’s main goal is to create an actual innovation product that increases awareness of the possibilities of renewable materials. The public can vote for the best concept until September 2016 and the winner will go forward to the prototyping phase. The final prototype will be published early 2017.
The jury that will have the final say in choosing the winning concept consists of the American spoken word artist Prince Ea, Neste's President and CEO, Matti Lievonen, and Neste’s Executive Vice President of Renewable Products, Kaisa Hietala.
Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling
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