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Calling All Innovators: HP Seeking 20 New Organizations for Social Innovation Funding

Catalyst.jpgHP’s Catalyst Initiative has been at the forefront of advancing STEM education with unique approaches that leverage technology and have global reach. Recently, HP announced plans to invest $1 million in support of a new Education Innovation Challenge Fund for India. Now, HP is looking for 20 new organizations to join the HP Catalyst Network and receive more than $150,000 (USD) in technology, cash, and professional services.


How can you get involved?


First, to qualify for eligibility, applications must be submitted by educational institutions that serve students in grades 6-16 in these targeted countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.


If you’re eligible, you can download the request for proposals here: When preparing your proposal it’s important to think about HP’s innovation themes for transforming STEM education:


- The Multi-Versity: Exploring new ways to provide online STEM education to post-secondary, secondary, and adult students

- Pedagogy 3.0: Examining the future of STEM teacher preparation and preparing teachers to facilitate 21st century learning experiences for their students

- Global Collaboratory: Enabling students to participate in collaborative problem-solving to address urgent social challenges using the power of collaborative grid computing

- The New Learner: Engaging formal and informal education organizations to explore how to build a network of learning opportunities for students

- Measuring Learning: Developing ways to assess STEM competencies that are often not assessed in school and the ability to tackle big, open-ended challenges

- STEM-preneur: Addressing novel ways to combine STEM education with the skills and passion of entrepreneurship


If you’re interested in who received grants in 2010, check out the full list here:


Think you have what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

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