‘How students bring their ‘Dream Machine’ ideas to life’
LinkedIn: Piet Grymonprez
Piet is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the MyMachine Global Foundation. With its unique and multi-award winning methodology, MyMachine teaches students in primary, secondary and higher education that having ideas is important. That you shouldn’t be afraid to express your ideas -even if they sound a bit weird or challenging in the beginning. They learn what it takes to bring an(y) idea to life; and that you can do it by respecting each other’s talents, co-create, collaborate and being persistent and resilient.
Piet’s work has been Recognised by Fast Company for the World Changing Ideas 2021 List. He is acclaimed Innovator Of The Year 2021 by the >150 global experts from the HundrED Academy. He received multiple awards around the globe, including the United Nations World Summit Award, the (what in the USA is being referred to as the ‘Oscars of Education’) Reimagine Education Presence Learning Gold Winner Award (2018), Designmanagement Europe Award, HundrED 2020 and 2021 innovator. Forbes ran an article on the impact of MyMachine in the global education space.
MyMachine is endorsed by the United Nations WSA, Sir Ken Robinson (New York Times Bestselling author), Harvard University, The New York Academy of Sciences, HundrED, The Qatar Foundation, Designmanagement Europe, Katerva, Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Unite) and Tom Vander Ark (CEO Getting Smart), The Lego Foundation, and business leaders and education thinkers alike.
Piet is author of the book What Is Your Dream Machine? How Children Change Education Worldwide, with foreword written by Sir Ken Robinson.