Within the scope of the project will be carried out a series of pilots at European level will be carried out by the various partners involved.
The pilots intend to prove the applicability of the project on an international scale and the creation of critical mass in the use of the platform in an educational environment, as well as its importance as a tool to support teaching and learning activities.
The initial challenge is to start connecting the selected schools in the pilot countries – Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal – using existing and established networks. Subsequent phases will then see the extension of Up2U to other countries, including those GÉANT Project NRENs that have the mandate to serve secondary education in their respective countries, but are not partners in the Up2U project.
The project team will be gathering early feedback from teachers and students, following the rapid prototyping and minimum valuable product development principles. The platform will also need to be future-proof and scalable, with room for growth and development to seamlessly accommodate new schools and future commercial partnerships. Nowadays, the distance between a creative idea and a commercial product are becoming shorter and shorter, and our commercial partners and project partnerships will explore these opportunities from day one.