Zortrax and Skriware announced that starting later this month, they will work together to provide schools in Ireland with SkriLab laboratories equipped, among others, with Zortrax M200 Plus 3D printers. The next step is a joint bid to introduce modern, educational SkriLab classrooms to 4.5 thousand schools in Poland under the governmental program called “Active Blackboard.” The value of the contract between Zortrax and Skriware is estimated at approximately 1.1 million euros.
The dynamically changing world presents new challenges for young people entering adulthood. This was highlighted by the pandemic that strained the education system and exposed significant issues in contemporary education. Cooperation with Skriware allows us to act towards one of the key goals of Zortrax strategy which is active participation in shaping modern education and supporting future professionals in choosing their career path- says Mariusz Babula, the vice CEO of Zortrax S.A.
Zortrax, a global leader in the 3D printing market, has signed an agreement with Skriware, a tech company widely acclaimed for innovation in education, which was previously announced in the letter of intent issued on February 17, 2021. The document specifies the terms of strategic cooperation of both companies. Under the agreement, the Zortrax M200 Plus 3D printer will become an integral part of Skriware’s flagship product – the SkriLab educational laboratory. Skriware’s proprietary solution is a comprehensive educational system based on 3D printing technology, robotics, programming, and spatial modeling tools.
Thanks to Skriware, students and teachers can take full advantage of the possibilities of modern technologies to develop skills and competences most desired in the modern job market in accordance with the STEAM methodology (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics).
SkriLab is designed to help acquire skills such as the ability to think critically, think independently, work in a project-oriented manner, work in a team, or solve problems creatively, while developing manual and technical skills. The aim of the laboratory is to develop students’ competences relevant to forecasts about the future situation on the labor market. SkriLab is also a helpful tool for teachers, improving their professional qualifications and equipping them with the materials needed to conduct an engaging lesson – in a classroom at school or remotely.
The value of the signed contract for the years 2021-2024 is 1.1million euros, however, depending on how the cooperation will unravel and extend its geographic scope, this amount may increase.
“We saw the potential to combine our software and educational content with field-proven 3D printing technology. The signing of the contract between Skriware and Zortrax made it possible to equip comprehensive educational laboratories with 3D printers of world-renowned quality. Thanks to this, we have created a solution that responds to the needs of modern education both in Poland and around the world– said Karol Górnowicz, the CEO of Skriware.
Starting from May 2021, the Zortrax M200 Plus 3D printer will be part of the solutions provided by Skriware to schools around the world, beginning with Ireland. Equally important project for both companies will be the joint bit to equip Polish schools with modern laboratories. Specifically for them, the Skriware offer has been adapted to the requirements of the “Active Blackboard 2020-2024″ Polish government program which can provide funds for the purchase of SkriLabs in even several thousand Polish schools.
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