Welcome to Start 2018–2019!

The registration for StarT 2018-2019 is now open for schools, kindergartens, families and extracurricular activity groups around the world! In StarT students carry out projects related to science, technology or mathematics, and teachers get support for carrying out interdisciplinary and collaborative project-based learning. The most distinguished students' projects and teachers' best practices are awarded annually. Become a StarT learning community and benefit from our events, trainings and materials for free!

The winners of the start 2017-2018 were awarded in the gala

The internationally most distinguished science, technology and mathematics projects by students and best educational practices by educators around the world were awarded on the 5th of June 2018 in the annual international LUMA StarT gala in Tampere, Finland. This year we awarded Jordan, Turkey, Finland and Portugal with the main prizes of StarT. Click here and let our winners inspire you with their wonderful projects and best educational practices!
Welcome all around the world to learn and share through project-based learning! The StarT project is organized by the LUMA Centre Finland and its cooperation partners. Schools, kindergartens, families and extracurricular activity groups from all around the world are invited to take part in StarT to share ideas, inspiration and the joy of collaborative learning!

The best of international Start 2018

See the ten best science, technology and mathematics related projects by students and ten best educational practices by educators around the world by clicking the button below! By subscribing to our newsletter you will receive our monthly newsletter and stay informed about the latest StarT news.

Join StarT Go Edu! virtual science club!

StarT Go Edu! is a virtual science club in which anyone can participate anywhere at any time. Just watch the videos, see the instructions and let the students carry out their own investigations and observe the environment!

Latest news

5 Jun
The winners of the international awards of StarT 2018: Jordan, Turkey, Portugal and Finland received awards in the International LUMA StarT Gala 2018

The International LUMA StarT Gala was held on Tuesday June the 5th 2018. Internationally mos...

16 Apr
Nominees 2018: See the final twenty contestants of the International LUMA StarT Awards!

The LUMA Centre Finland is proud to share the nominees for the best educational practices an...

9 Apr
“Waste busters” and “StarT Day in S.O.S Project Schools” are the public’s favourites!

The international public voting has now ended and we are proud to announce that the public&#...

12 Mar
The StarT public voting ‒ sharing the joy of learning!

StarT spring proceeds and the time has come to vote for your favourite videos! The StarT jur...

StarT team

Dr Maija Aksela

Dr Maija Aksela


Anette Markula

Anette Markula

International project manager

M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

Project manager

Please don't hesitate to contact us!