to smart education

The Challenger project has a primary goal of fostering innovation through VET applied research to build stronger innovation capacity and impact both at the EU and regional level in order to address global challenges and seize opportunities.

Our activities

identifying best practices

Identifying best practice cases of applied research in vocational education and training (VET) and explore existing barriers to integration

makerspace framework

Developing the Next-Generation community makerspace framework, innovation journey for users, and a role model framework for fostering an innovation culture


Designing self-guided courses, resources, and pilot the new structure and role model development in open community spaces to achieve meaningful impact for regional communities

project partners

Our partners come from 5 European countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Slovenia, and Sweden.

Partner countries

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Naslovnica Challenger

Best practice studies in VET applied research

In the Challenger project, we conducted our international best practice studies in applied research in VET. It features 5 case studies, most of them looking ...
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Project Challenger: 2nd International Partner Workshop Finspång (Sweden), 31st May – 2nd June 2023

2nd International Partner Workshop

2nd International Partner Workshop Finspång (Sweden), 31st May – 2nd June 2023 The 2nd International Partner Workshop was organised in Finspång (Sweden) from 31st May ...
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Project Challenger - Kick-off meeting, January 2023

Kick Off – 1st International Partner Workshop

Kick Off – 1st International Partner Workshop, Kranj (Slovenia), 18th – 20th January 2023 At School Centre Kranj, as the leading partner of the CHALLENGER ...
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