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Center for the development of Education and Entertainment Technologies in Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park. Dr. Antonis Livieratos. Edutainment Development Center. Edutainment? ….a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse…

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Centerforthedevelopmentof

EducationandEntertainment Technologies

inLavrionTechnologicalandCulturalPark

Dr. Antonis Livieratos

Edutainment Development Center
the focus
Edutainment?
  • ….a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse…
  • Example: World Food Power video game teaches children about the logistical challenges of delivering food aid in a major humanitarian crisis.
  • "Communicating with children today means using the latest technology" (Neil Gallagher, WFP’s Director of Communications)
TheFocus
the focus1
Why Edutainment?

100 to 135 companies of

Global Fortune 500 that

will adopt by 2012 gaming

for learning purposes

Source: The Apply Group

46 million of children

are gamers today

in the US

Source: NPD Group

4 million of people have

played Food Force in the

game’s first year

Source: United Nation Food Program

TheFocus
the target
Why a cluster in Edutainment?

Creative

Individuals

In order to enable the development of edutainment activities we need to create a friendly environment were:

  • Culture meets technology
  • Business meets research
  • Education meets entertainment

BUSINESS

RESEARCH

EDUCATION

TheTarget
the area
Why an Edutainment Center in Lavrion Technology and Cultural Park (LTCP)?
  • The LTCP is pioneer project of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) that undertook the responsibility to transform a 19th century mining complex to a technology and cultural park.
TheArea
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Athens

City Center

Airport

Lavrion

Technology Park

Cape Sounion

the area1

The National Technical University of Athens

  • - rehabilitated soils polluted by the mining activities
  • - rehabilitated the 1/3 of a large ‘Brownfield’
  • - is managing today a technology and cultural park
TheArea
the objective

Rehabilitation Project for the creation of a new pole for development in Lavrion Technological and Cultural Park:

“New Technologies ineducationandentertainment”

TheObjective
the objective1

Creative

Individuals

BUSINESS

RESEARCH

EDUCATION

The Objective
the objective2
To create a local competitive advantage by:
  • Bringingtogetherresearchers, scientistsandartiststocooperateinthefieldofedutainment
  • OrientingresearchandeducationtowardstheneedsoftheedutainmentIndustry
  • Makingscienceandtechnologymoreattractivetoyoungpeoplethroughthedevelopmentofanup-to-date, attractive, entertaining, pedagogicmaterialandthedesignofinnovativeeducationalprograms
  • Creating synergies with the tourist sector where the territory is strong at
The Objective
the actions
Cluster ‘Edutainment’
  • InfrastructureforTV and Cinemastudios
  • Digitalprojectionhall
  • Master'sprogramin“Edutainment technologies”
  • EdutainmentSummer Camp for Kids
  • Business Incubation for ‘Creative Industries’
TheActions
expected results

Developing a new industry

A new pole of development in activities that combine culture and technology, research and industry

  • Create a cultural identity
  • Enrichment of local and European cultural identity through the promotion of the area’s distinguished cultural value
  • Boost entrepreneurship
  • Promotion of entrepreneurship through appropriate infrastructure and networking
  • Create employment
  • New job creation in the field of creative industries
  • Increase viability

Development of self-sustain projects entailing knowledge-intensive activities

Expected Results