As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on a year filled with growth, innovation, and impactful connections at Twin Science & Robotics. From prestigious encounters to strategic partnerships, each milestone this year has strengthened our mission to develop STEM skills for a sustainable future. Let’s revisit some of our most notable achievements of 2023.
Our Co-Founder, Cihan Ozalevli, presented Twin’s ‘STEM for Sustainability’ vision to Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh. The royal insight into our Robotics and Coding Kit has inspired us, reinforcing our commitment to global sustainability. Twin will continue to grow its positive impact with the support of the royal family.
“We are very proud of you. You created a system to give something for the kids to give them the possibility to create. That’s really fantastic. You are redesigning thinking to achieve a sustainable future.”
Kőrösi Csaba, President of the United Nations General Assembly, shared his comments after our groundbreaking Science in Braille workshop at the United Nations Headquarters!
This workshop was held to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It was organised with the Royal Academy of Science International Trust, Girls in Science 4 SDGs International Platform. Using our Bett Global Award winner braille STEM kits, blind children participated in #STEM activities that focused on problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.
So far, STEM for Sustainability has empowered 760,000+ disadvantaged children
Twin kits reached 140.000 children in the earthquake affected regions. As Twin and YGA team of science volunteers, we are currently working in the earthquake affected regions, prioritizing supporting children in rebuilding their confidence and sense of competence. Every week, we conduct science workshops with them. They are learning to use STEM for sustainable development. We aim to reach even more children in 2024!
We partnered with Intel & Casper
We partnered with Intel Corporation & Casper Computer Systems in a groundbreaking collaboration. This initiative brings STEM for Sustainability education to students across the globe, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We announced the partnership at the Young Guru Academy (YGA) Summit 2023. Our CEO, Asude Altintas Guray, joined global education leaders Intel Education GM Cigdem Ertem and Executive Chair of Foundation for Education Development Carl Ward, in a panel on the evolving educational landscapes in the UK and USA. More than 2,000 students joined from the top universities and high schools nationally.
Our participation in the HundrED Summit in Helsinki was a testament to our commitment to educational innovation. Our Co-founder, Cemil Cihan Ozalevli, represented Twin Science, discussing the future of STEM for Sustainability education and our impactful role in it. We are also proud to be recognized as one of the top 100 innovations in the HundrEDorg Global Collection 2024. Out of 3000+ innovations, this selection underscores our impactful role in STEM for Sustainability education.
Our Twin STEM kits are now available at the Science Museum in London, offering an exciting blend of fun and education for young minds. These kits aim to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators.
As part of the esteemed Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact cohort, we are proud to join forces with like-minded visionaries to scale our positive impact! Our involvement in Microsoft’s Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact program allowed us to explore AI’s role in empowering educators and innovating sustainability education. It was a unique opportunity to align our goals with global technology leaders. The ChangeNOW summit was also an enriching experience, allowing us to share our journey and insights with fellow startups from the Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact program.
With Jean-Philippe Courtois, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President and President of National Transformation Partnerships. We discussed how to join forces with Microsoft to use STEM and technology to create a more sustainable future.
“I get to work with chance makers like you at Microsoft and through my foundation and some of my other roles we supposed to be impact entrepreneurs we start businesses with purpose at their heart. These organizations that dare to fix big problems. They are businesses that are going to help us to meet the UN SDGs. The great example is Twin Science” Jean-Philippe Courtois
A recent Sifted article highlighted Twin Science & Robotics’ role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through GenAI. This feature underscores our efforts to provide quality education and empower students.
A significant meeting with Guatemala’s Minister of Education, Claudia Ruiz, alongside Provectus Tecnología, discussed the implementation of our STEM for Sustainability solutions in the Guatemalan education system.
Being recognized as one of the top 200 most promising EdTech startups in Europe by HolonIQ is a testament to our commitment to STEM for Sustainability and tech4good innovation.
Our partnership with The Harmony Project at The Festival of Education in the UK emphasized our dedication to transforming education by preparing young people to address environmental and social challenges.
Our recent collaboration with SAST Trust for an unforgettable STEM for Sustainability workshop was an impactful success. Engaging interactive games and cutting-edge prototypes, like autonomous cars, provided a unique learning experience. Alex More, Trust CPD Lead Teacher at SAST, praised our focus on sustainability and inclusive approach in STEM education. The workshop inspired students and aligned well with environmental challenges and solutions. Read Alex More‘s insightful blog, “Coding for Tomorrow“
Teaming up with MCC Digital, we hosted an unforgettable STEM for Sustainability workshop at The Royal Air Force Museum in London. This event immersed young minds in the world of STEM, fostering curiosity and shaping future STEM education leaders.
We were honored with the “Digital Skills or Talent Initiative of the Year” Award at the Digital Leaders 100 Awards. This accolade celebrates our commitment to fostering digital skills and making a positive impact on the UK’s digital transformation.
Nova Primary Academy, part of the Peterborough Keys Academies Trust, hosted a remarkable STEM for Sustainability workshop, promoting sustainability and responsible decision-making in STEM education.
In collaboration with LetsLocalise and Cognizant, we launched a successful STEM for Sustainability workshop at Hugh Myddelton Primary School, bringing employees and students together for an immersive learning experience.
We partnered with STEM4SUD to organize an inspiring STEM for Sustainability workshop at Bianchi Institute in Italy. Esteemed guests like Paola Del Zotto Ferrari and Dr. Sydney S. contributed their expertise, highlighting our commitment to empowering future leaders.
As an Elite 200 finalist, we joined industry leaders and innovators at the ASU + GSV Summit, a significant recognition of our efforts as a top startup in education and workforce skills.
Our partnership with Ardingly College exemplifies our commitment to innovative and sustainable STEM education. The enthusiasm and ingenuity of the students in their STEM for Sustainability projects were truly inspiring.
We’re excited to announce our collaboration with Pitsco Education, bringing STEM for Sustainability education to students worldwide. This partnership aims to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in young learners.
Reflecting on Our Impactful Journey…
As 2023 comes to a close, we celebrate the impactful strides made while transforming STEM education. Each recognition, partnership, workshop, and event has brought us closer to our vision of creating a sustainable and innovative future.
Our journey continues into 2024 with a commitment to empowering young minds, fostering sustainable practices, and nurturing a generation of future leaders.
We look forward to another year of making a difference and shaping a brighter tomorrow.