Welcome to Start 2018–2019!

The registration for StarT 2018-2019 is now open! By registering you get access to ideas and additional support for carrying out project-based learning in your learning community. Every school, kindergarten, extracurricular activity group and family from all around the world is invited to participate in sharing ideas and inspiration for project-based learning!
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 nominees for the International luma start awards 2018 are here!

The StarT jury has now decided the best practice nominees and project nominees that continue on to compete for the International LUMA StarT Awards. Check out the exemplary educational innovations from across the world and let the top twenty of StarT 2017-2018 inspire you! The final winners will be awarded in the International LUMA StarT Gala at the University of Tampere on the 5th of June, 2018.

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Our monthly newsletter keeps you up to date of what is happening on StarT and provides you with support and ideas for exciting project-based learning!

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

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...

25 Jan
Is your team a winner of International LUMA StarT Award 2018?

StarT main prize: a memorable trip to Finland 

The three best project teams and the t...

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!