Start 2018-19: sharing the joy of learning!

In StarT students carry out projects related to science, technology or mathematics, and teachers get support for the implementation of interdisciplinary and collaborative project-based learning. We share and award the most distinguished students' projects and teachers' best educational practices annually to spread innovations made around the world. The registration for StarT 2018-19 has now closed, and the registration for StarT 2019-20 will open in May.

In April everyone can get inspired by the project vides made by our participants as we organize the international public voting on Youtube. In June we will award the best projects by children and youngsters and best educational practices by teachers in the international LUMA StarT Gala 2019 in Jyväskylä. ¨

As a StarT learning community you can benefit from our events, trainings and materials for free - welcome along!
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 2017-2018

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

Nominees 2019: See the final twenty contestants of the International LUMA StarT Awards!

The International LUMA StarT Award nominees have been chosen ‒ get inspired by the top-qual...

The favourites of the public 2019 have been chosen!

The international public voting of StarT 2019 was ongoing on our Youtube channel from the 1...

The Finnish Science on Stage representatives have been chosen

This year the selection of Finnish teachers for the European Science on Stage Festival was ...

The StarT public voting 18.3.–7.4. – get inspired by the innovative projects and best practices by students and teachers from around the world!

The LUMA Centre Finland invites everyone to take part in the public voting of StarT. Videos...

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!