STATE Festival 2016 + IDEO U

After many months of program preparation, scientific papers and production sheets, STATE Festival 2016 is finally taking shape. Our ‘sentimental machine’/ emotions themed website will be launching shortly, and we are almost ready to announce some of our progressive program highlights and participants, at the edge of emotions research.

We are very honored to have an amazing range of partners supporting our cause and helping to bring the festival to you, with future opportunities to engage in various ways with science, education, culture and creativity. We will reveal these opportunities to you, our community, as the program unfolds. 

Our first introduction is with IDEO UIDEO is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to fueling innovation and growth. The IDEO U online school aims to unlock creative potential through design thinking and collaboration. The classes encourage participants from varying disciplines to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges. The upcoming course "From Ideas to Action" will teach the methodology that IDEO experts rely on to unlock new visions of the future and will focus on Idea Cultivation, Rapid Prototyping and Strategic Iteraction

You feel that this could just be the sort of training that you would benefit from for your upcoming project? Then you will be happy to hear that our friends from IDEO were giving us 3 free grants to the online course (originally valued 399$) which we would like to forward to you, our festival community. Please find more details on the course and how you can apply for the scholarship below. 

3 Free IDEO U Online Course Scholarships

Application deadline: 11.9.2016
Duration of course: 14.9.2016– 19.10.2016

The 3 complimentary passes grant full enrollment into the Ideas to Action online coursework, beginning on September 14th, aimed at generating and bringing creative ideas to life.

The self-paced 5 week course, led by Stanford professor and toy inventor Brendan Boyle, aims to help students learn and practice multiple skills for moving from ideas to action.

To enter the chance to win one of the three class scholarships, please e-mail to (subj.: IDEO U) and let us know why you should be given one of the three free scholarships to the course!

Please provide following information in your email:

1. What are your intentions in taking the Ideas to Action coursework? In your own words: do you have an idea you’re hoping to bring to conclusion, or are you looking for inspiration?
2. Please confirm that you have read the course info, and are aware of its scope and willing to commit to it from September 14th, 2016?
3. Please provide us with your full first and last name as well as a contact email address. By participating in the application, you agree to be added to the festival newsletter. 
4. ...and last, but not least one for us: How did you find out about STATE Festival and what are you expecting from this years edition?

The three winners will be notified on Monday, September 12th, 2016. Application deadline is on September 11th, 2016.

We are looking forward to your applications and big thank you again IDEO for the opportunity and supporting us! 

Maria MoukBlog