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IMC is honoured for driving innovation through research from the German Stifterverband

10. August 2018

20 years ago, IMC started with one great idea, to make learning possible anytime, anywhere. The drive to innovate, create and push the boundaries of what is possible is still alive today and making a greater impact than ever.

In July, this drive was recognised by the German foundation for innovation, Stifterverband, through the award of their "Innovation through Research" seal. The association promotes and rewards organisations for their contribution to creating value for the state and society through research.

The IMC Innovation team was formed in 2006 and started with just one single employee. Today, the team has 15 members working on public and private projects with partners from around the world. To the date, the company has already successfully completed 40 projects with more than 100 partners from 25 countries. New forms of teaching and learning are developed, tested and refined in the projects every day.

Read about some of the projects the IMC Innovation team is working on:

Go-Lab initiative: since 2012 the Go-Lab team have been developing a platform that allows teachers to conduct experimental-based science lessons using online laboratories. The platform is used in 30 countries across Europe and researchers are working on bringing the online labs to Africa. Through this initiative children have the opportunity to engage in enquiry-based learning activities and promote their digital skills – even when school resources are scarce.

 

D-Masterguide: The project aims to revolutionize the construction industries education system by developing adapted digital learning processes and introducing digital tools into the everyday working life of craftsmen. One way they’re doing this is by improving the planning of a new project by inspecting the construction site in a virtual reality environment or consulting with customers on cost effective renovation of stucco using 3D printing techniques.

PflegeCoDe: Around 1.5 million people in Germany are currently diagnosed with dementia – a diagnosis that creates enormous challenges for the patient, the caretakers and the family. The project PflegeCoDe, which started in 2015, aims to develop digital support services for dementia patients, caretakers and relatives. One of the apps developed allows the integration of data from monitoring cooking devices and motion detectors as well as up-to-date care and emergency treatment data to expose a transparent reliable picture of the current health and care status of a dementia patient to his/her relatives.


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