Schools have always played the role of catalysts of innovation and creativity. They are the place where students explore, often for the first time, new technologies and advanced solutions. The advantage of technologies and innovation in the education sector is twofold: students are accompanied and prepared to enter the world of work, and they also become an essential tool for enhancing the quality of teaching and the learning process, especially in extraordinary circumstances, such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
ESA will launch an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) inviting companies to submit their ideas for deploying and demonstrating services to respond to the need of innovation in the education sector.
The high-level objectives of the AO are to:
- Guarantee the right of education to each student irrespective of geography, social status, economic conditions even during extraordinary circumstances;
- Support the digital transformation of the school through the adoption of innovative technologies and solutions to replace traditional learning solutions;
- Offer the opportunity to economic operators to develop and demonstrate applications based on space for the benefit of students and educators;
- Promote the knowledge of space related disciplines to educators and students.
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