Ensure the highest quality of the proposed projects
in terms of educational excellence, technical fit,
business viability and team reliability.
Enable the teams to present their project in the
most effective, appealing, informative and exciting
manner to potential investors.
Work in effective and agile teams.
Engage in learning design
Develop a viable business plan
Identify appropriate technology
prototype the system they envision.
Present their innovation in its best form
Different paths, same destination.
Seamless, blended and situated.
Learning by doing: active, project based, exploratory.
Assessment: self, peer, mentor, tutor.
Pattern: Villa Rotunda
Each team has its own private space and individual
All share a common “hall”, where they share their
learning with each other and with tutors and
All have windows through which they interact with
The incubator programme as a whole has several
facades, through with it showcases participants’
work to the world.
Pattern: “flight squadron”
in small teams
Part II: Learning Design Studio
Part III: Blueprint for Success draft a business plan
Part IV: Demo or Die create a prototype of the
innovation, test it with real users.
Part V: Showtime! Bring it all together and get ready to
Residentials: where we’ve been,
where are we going next
Share experiences from previous phase
Explore new theme
Plan individual work for next phase
“Engage in Learning Design”
investigate the context of their innovation
define the challenge they wish to address
consult relevant literature
review existing practices
conceptualise, prototype & evaluate a solution
Residential format (illustration)
Mon Tue Wed Thurs
Morning Debrief: what
have we done
since the last
work on themes
Planning the next
situated phase: goals
Evening Arrive, dine,
Treasure hunt /
invite the local edu-
to see and react