What is Ignite?

What is Ignite?

A 6-month R&D program for innovative learning solutions as a response to contemporary challenges in education

MindCET Ignite is a program of research and development that integrates teachers, developers and researchers as a team in a process of developing educational technology solutions. This collaboration creates an opportunity to create distinctive solutions, relevant to our “new normal,” which necessitates redefining education for the future.

Each team member of Ignite enriches the entire staff: Educators – with their deep familiarity with contemporary educational challenges; Researchers – in their discovery and understanding of new trends; Developers and designers – with their agile development of innovative technological solutions. Each team is advised by experts (from industry and the academy) who are involved in relevant areas.

Join us in transforming education

Join us in transforming education

Teachers, Developers And Designers Create Learning Solutions For A Changing Reality

Each team explores the meeting points between pedagogical opportunities and innovative technologies, and together direct the stages of design, development and piloting of educational solutions. From the very beginning of the process, the face-to-face relationship that is fostered between the different disciplinary experts makes possible a very precise product development process, which bridges the gap between the various fields of expertise.

The design-develop-pilot process is circular, with the goal of learning from user-generated data in real-time, throughout the entire process. This approach allows for flexibility and quick response time, which enable the rapid evaluation and development of new ideas.

Throughout the entire process each team receives pedagogical, technological and commercial mentoring, according to the distinctive needs of each project.

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    What is included in the program?

    Product development
    Ignite participants are exposed to advanced EdTech product design methodologies. Team members will research the educational challenge and the target populations (User Centered Design), do a deep-dive in learning processes, concept development and MVP (minimum viable product), will test the appropriateness of the product to the market (product market fit), will acquire skills in story-telling, and more. The participants receive professional mentoring of experts in relevant fields: product development, product design, marketing and PR, for the purpose of technological product development.
    Desert Marathons
    In order to accelerate the processes, the program includes five two-day marathons at the MindCET center in Yerucham, in conjunction with experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, user-experience and user-interface (UX and UI) design and development.
    Introduction to the World of Start-Ups
    Program participants are exposed to innovative learning and development processes, will get first-hand experience in the exciting world of start-up entrepreneurship and innovation, will take part in fascinating lectures and workshops, will learn the leading trends in EdTech, and will apply the knowledge they acquire in the product design processes they are leading.
    A Network of Mentors
    Experienced mentors will be guiding the team members, helping them focus their ideas and improve their products. Our mentors have a wealth of experience in their fields and incorporate different aspects of the eco-system.
    Product development
    Ignite participants are exposed to advanced EdTech product design methodologies. Team members will research the educational challenge and the target populations (User Centered Design), do a deep-dive in learning processes, concept development and MVP (minimum viable product), will test the appropriateness of the product to the market (product market fit), will acquire skills in story-telling, and more. The participants receive professional mentoring of experts in relevant fields: product development, product design, marketing and PR, for the purpose of technological product development.
    Desert Marathons
    In order to accelerate the processes, the program includes five two-day marathons at the MindCET center in Yerucham, in conjunction with experts in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, user-experience and user-interface (UX and UI) design and development.
    Introduction to the World of Start-Ups
    Program participants are exposed to innovative learning and development processes, will get first-hand experience in the exciting world of start-up entrepreneurship and innovation, will take part in fascinating lectures and workshops, will learn the leading trends in EdTech, and will apply the knowledge they acquire in the product design processes they are leading.
    A Network of Mentors
    Experienced mentors will be guiding the team members, helping them focus their ideas and improve their products. Our mentors have a wealth of experience in their fields and incorporate different aspects of the eco-system.

    Selection Process

    • Submitting an Application

    • Initial video Interview

    • In Depth face-to-face personal Interview

    • Group evaluation workshop

    Join the Ignite Program

    Teachers - Join the program and develop groundbreaking EdTech products

    The Ignite program invites you to bring your knowledge and experience in pedagogical challenges and your original ideas for new solutions and become part of a process to develop a unique, groundbreaking product
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    Selected projects

    • Tazerzaf
      A platform that helps teachers create classes
      Website
    • iSee
      Developing vocabulary for K12
      Website
    • DialoGYM
      A virtual space enabling group dialogue
      Website
    • Sharebook
      A digital notebook that turns a classroom into a learning community
      Website
    • Taklit
      An audio platform to share personal stories
      Website

    Alumni Testimonials

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