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SPECIAL PRIZE

Next STEAM Prize

Technology design for learning
that fosters new discoveries and creativity

YouFab 2019 Next STEAM Prize are calling for
works under theme of
"Technology design for fostering new discoveries and creativity."

The distance between the sun and the earth,
genetic information about oneself, the mechanisms of airplane flight,
forecasts for the appearance of the aurora...
Evolving faster than ever expected, digital technology has enhanced the infrastructure and
tools to stay on top of anything new, anywhere and anytime, to an unprecedented degree.
At the same time, simply accessing information is not the same as learning.
What do you really want to know? What methods and tools are needed to figure it out?
And, after doing so, how will you put it to use, and with whom do you want to share it with?
Technology is not simply a tool for taking in information;
it will surely be used to aid and enhance these learning activities.
From here on out, what sort of learning experiences will we seek together with technology?
Welcoming Panasonic Corporation as a sponsor,
the YouFab 2019 Next STEAM Prize are calling for works under theme of
"Technology design for fostering new discoveries and creativity."

*STEAM is an acronym from the five words: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.
STEAM education aims to nurture unique creativity by adding Art to the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

JUDGES

  • Rie Noritake

    Panasonic Corporation Corporate Strategy Division Corporate Planning Division Future Strategy Office
    100Banch Organizer

    Rie Noritake

    Rie Noritake

    Panasonic Corporation Corporate Strategy Division Corporate Planning Division Future Strategy Office
    100Banch Organizer

    Rie Noritake was born in Gifu Prefecture and joined Panasonic after studying gender and community development in developing countries at Kobe University. With Panasonic, she is in charge of various branding activities including internal PR, media PR, IR, exhibitions, event planning and PR management. From February, 2016, she has headed the Panasonic 100th anniversary project, where she established the "Experimental District that Builds the Future”, located in Shibuya, Tokyo in July, 2017.

  • Chiaki Hayashi

    Loftwork Inc. Co-founder

    Chiaki Hayashi

    Chiaki Hayashi

    Loftwork Inc. Co-founder

    Co-founded Loftwork Inc. in 2000 and currently serves as its representative director. Loftwork is a new style of creative agency that boasts a network of over 25,000 creators. Each year Loftwork rolls out over 200 projects including web, community, and spatial design initiatives. Loftwork also operates the digital fabrication cafe, FabCafe. Hayashi pioneered the adoption of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guidelines in the creative industries in Japan, and has penned the book Web Project Management Standards. Hayashi is Japan Liaison to the Director of MIT Media Lab, a member of the Good Design Awards Screening Committee, and a member of the Manufacturing Industry Subcommittee of METI's Industrial Structure Council Committee.

  • Toshiya Fukuda

    Hakuhodo Fellow / Chief Creative x Technology Officer Osaka University of the Arts Professor of Design Triple Seven Creative Strategies Co., Ltd. Representative Director Co-Founder of FabCafe

    Toshiya Fukuda

    Toshiya Fukuda

    Hakuhodo Fellow / Chief Creative x Technology Officer Osaka University of the Arts Professor of Design Triple Seven Creative Strategies Co., Ltd. Representative Director Co-Founder of FabCafe

    Toshiya is a professional in communication planning, directing and consulting media platforms. His own company, 777 Interactive, responds to the cutting-edge demands of companies and he considers the future of fabrication through FabCafe. He also raises next-generation creators at Hakuhodo and teaches digital design at Osaka University of Arts. His exemplary efforts are highly regarded overseas and has been awarded multiple international design awards and has taken part as a judge for such awards.

HOW TO ENTER

Target Audience: We are accepting entries from systems that encourage learning in fields related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), including products, workshops, games, sports, and apps.
Anyone who submits work in keeping with the theme can enter for the Next STEAM Award at the same time as the application for YouFab 2019. You can enter by clicking the Special Prize check box in the YouFab 2019 application form.

PRIZE

SPECIAL Prize 1 WINNER

Next STEAM Prize
Award Certificate /
1000USD - 3000USD

OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Prize money of 1,000 - 3,000 USD per work (more than one may be selected)
  2. An opportunity to exhibit at the YouFab Exhibition 2019 (March 2020, Tokyo); an opportunity to exhibit at 100BANCH and other Panasonic-related facilities (Summer 2020, Tokyo)
  3. An invitation to the Award Ceremony in Japan (March 2020, Tokyo)
  4. You may be able to receive budget support for fine-tuning your work.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The Next STEAM Award is based on the following:

  • Does it encourage learning?
  • Does it encourage shared learning?
  • Does it evoke an image of what happens after learning?

MESSAGE

While managing 100BANCH, the experimental group that builds the future,
I got the feeling that 100BANCH's source of creativity was the quest for truth which leads to the STEAM fields.
I think that the possibility of learning from a place where the STEAM fields are condensed is an opportunity for both the youth who carry the future on their backs and adults to improve their way of living from here onward. Through this prize, I would like to come across many diverse STEAM-related experiences that foster new discoveries and creativity.

Rie Noritake

Panasonic Corporation
Corporate Strategy Division
Corporate Planning Division Future Strategy Office
organizer of 100Banch

Rie Noritake was born in Gifu Prefecture and joined Panasonic after studying gender and community development in developing countries at Kobe University. With Panasonic, she is in charge of various branding activities including internal PR, media PR, IR, exhibitions, event planning and PR management. From February, 2016, she has headed the Panasonic 100th anniversary project, where she established the "Experimental District that Builds the Future”, located in Shibuya, Tokyo in July, 2017.