The science, technology and engineering industries are booming. It is expected that engineering students and graduates will remain in high demand over the next decades. It is also estimated that by the end of 2018 corporations such as Google, eBay, Facebook or Amazon will hire over half a million new employees.
Polish-Swedish startup Skiware makes their way to fostering talented engineers and computer scientists here in the Nordics. The company released an innovative educational platform aiming to teach robotics, 3D printing and programming called STEAM. The STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math and comprehensive combination of all.
The dynamic development of new technologies is being followed by the creation of thousands of new workplaces that demand specific qualifications including a STEAM skill set profile. Skiware is aiming to spread 3D printing technology at homes and academic institutions worldwide – to create an interdisciplinary educational program that will elevate these skills among all participants.
The company has already teamed up with Dartmouth College, one of the prestigious Ivy League schools, to introduce a program, focusing on 3D modelling, programming and robotics. The interactive e-learning platform supporting the program is scheduled to be released by the end of 2017. Skriware plans to provide courses, videos, instructions and guidebooks, all available in various difficulty levels. Their platform will also offer an interactive 3D modelling software for creating custom robotic projects which won’t require any advanced technical knowledge.
“We want to inspire our users to take creative action and realize unconventional ideas by engaging into designing, building and coding their own, personalized robot. Our goal is to prove that the development of competencies across robotics, programming, and 3D modelling – encompassing both technical and artistic skill set – is an excellent investment in the future and a fun way to realize their potential said Karol Górnowicz, CEO of Skriware.
The platform to be released with will have a 3D creator and enable users to upload the robotic models they previously designed. The models can be printed with the Skriware 3D printers and controlled through a dedicated mobile app.