MECATE 2017 "Envisioning the future of Education"

MECATE aims to identify public entrepreneurship projects around the world that are transforming the way that learning occurs.

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We are looking for social innovators and public entrepreneurs from all around the globe who are transforming the field of education.
Thru an open call, we will identify up to six initiatives that will be brought to Mexico to enhance and strengthen their projects and have the chance to implement them in Mexico.

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The project should promote the betterment of education in the 21st Century through one of the following strategies:

-Providing opportunities for lifelong learning and flexible learning pathways.

-Prepare learners with relevant training and guidance that allow them to prosper in a knowledge-based and technology-driven world.

This strategies could be achieved by addressing model and technology trends such as, but not limited to:


If you are interested in being part of this third generation, read the application guidelines and apply to MECATE.

This call will be open from March 16th to April 25nd, 2017


What is there for you?

By being selected as a member of the MECATE community, you will be able to spend a week in Mexico, where we will collaborate with you to strenghten your project and define plan to implement a formal pilot in the country.

Stage 1: Pre-work

You will prepare yourselves to have a highly productive week in Mexico by receiving assessment, mentorship, information and feedback.

Stage 2: Event

You will be brought to Mexico to join the MECATE community (all expenses covered) and with the help of mentors, developers, experts in the political/public field, among others, you will receive assessment on a variety of topics to further develop your project and plan how to expand the initiative to our country.

Stage 3: Validation

For the next semester, you will be linked to a multidisciplinary group of 3 highly-committed students and 12 faculty members from Tecnológico de Monterrey which will take the project through a process of validation to ensure the successful launch of the pilot. 

Stage 4: Implementation

You will launch and implement the pilot of your project, evaluate its outcomes, document learnings, and determine the viability or not to formally launch the initiative in the country.

For this stage, the support granted might include:
•Flight tickets.
•Support for technological development.
•Link to private, public and social sector representatives to enhance the pilot.
•Guidance on diverse topics by Tecnologico de Monterrey faculty.


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