The Education Innovation Laboratory, funded by Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija LV and implemented by Riga Business School, has just returned from Boston, where they held a week-long workshop at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This week was focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the innovation ecosystem of the greater Boston area and how various groups and initiatives can develop a similar ecosystem here in Latvia.
40 Latvian leaders, who attended the workshop, represent various groups from:
🎓 the education sector: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte (Riga Technical University), Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvijas Universitate, Rīga Stradiņš University;
🏛 government agencies: Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), Būvniecības valsts kontroles birojs, Centrālā finanšu un līgumu aģentūra, Valsts policijas koledža, Liepājas pilsētas Izglītības pārvalde;
🏭 and private businesses: Children’s University Hospital Latvia and enriga.
Each of these participants have a specific project that they are working on, so during this week at MIT they were equipped with further support in:
– systems thinking,
– design thinking,
– and the implementation of these exciting innovations within the Latvian context.
We are very proud of the work that has been done already, and are eager to see what will come in the future with these incredible leaders who are ready to support the development of Latvia! :flag-lv:
Thank you to each of our participants who were a part of this, and to our partners MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) for the huge role you have played and for all of the work you put in to make this happen!
Well done program participants! 👏
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund under project No. 188.8.131.52/18/I/008 “Support for RTU International Cooperation Projects in Research and Innovation”.