There is still time to participate in Start 2018–19!

The registration for StarT 2018-19 is still open for schools, kindergartens, families and extracurricular activity groups from around the world until the 17th of February!

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. Become a StarT learning community and benefit from our events, trainings and materials for free!

Describe your best educational practice or children's/youngsters project to us by the 17th of February to participate!

Participate in our online courses now!

We have released two new online courses: the introductory one is already open, and the signing up for the second one will be open again later this spring.

Participate now and learn more about project-based learning from home, at your own pace or with a group that proceeds together with weekly exercises!
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

StarT receives an international STEM education award

We are proud to announce that the StarT programme has been awarded in an international compe...

StarT has been chosen as a nominee to be the global best collaboration between working life and education!

We are proud to announce that the StarT programme  by the LUMA Centre Finland has been chose...

28 Sep
Our new international MOOC “Introduction to project-based learning through StarT” is open!

Our first international StarT online course for teachers is open now! In this course you wil...

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...

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!