Industry & Education: The Real-World as Curriculum



décembre 06, 2022
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm (AMT)
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To maximize the potential of human capital and talent, AGBU Armenia is working in partnership with Creative Armenia and with the funding of the European Union to invest in a new and critical program: Katapult Creative Accelerator Program.

Katapult is a program to catalyze Armenia’s creative economy. Its core activities are designed to promote, connect and empower the creative and cultural sector in order to harness collective intelligence and improve overall sustainability.

Katapult Talks is a biannual virtual summit that invites experts to share their experience and practical industry insights. “Fall 2022: Investments in Creativity” is our first edition of Katapult Talks that looks at new models and opportunities for sustainability in the creative industries.

Organized by: Katapult

Jean Michel Molenaar

Founder at Digital Gravity

Speaker: As a member of Fab Lab, Jean Michel Molenaar consulted diverse international clients on the creation of programs on innovation, education and business development. He managed a global class on synthetic biology and installed Fab Labs in over ten countries. Digital Gravity is a tech project to spread knowledge and fabrication and access to digital tools and opportunities.


David Quin

Animation Lecturer at Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)

Speaker: David Quin is a member of the IADT Academic Council and IADT's Teaching and Learning Committee. Since 2014, he has represented IADT on the TEMPUS Align project, helping Higher Education Institutions from Armenia, Ukraine and Russia to ‘achieve and check the alignment between academic programmes and qualification frameworks.


Kalevi Ekman

Founder, Director at Aalto Design Factory

Speaker: Aalto Design Factory is a product of Aalto University, a unique learning hub that unites students, professors and researchers, aimed at a passion-based approach to learning through the creation of an ideal physical and mental working environment for product developers and researchers. Kalevi’s research and specialization are concentrated on Machine Design, integrated product development and conceptual design processes.


Jacqueline Karaaslanian

Interim CEO at Fab Lab Armenia and Co-Founder and CEO at LearningLearning Architects

Speaker: Jacqueline Karaaslanian has a long-standing career in designing and implementing programs for academic excellence, and community and economic development. She has a three-decade of experience in bringing together leaders, inventors, technologists, and industry innovators. Her vast network of experts grew considerably over the years working with avant-garde researchers at the MIT Media Lab. Jacqueline Karaaslanian unfolds today’s most significant technologies and guides individuals and companies in understanding how they impact the way we live, work, learn and play.


Anush Ter-Khachatryan

Director of Programs at Creative Armenia

Moderator: Anush Ter-Khachatryan is a writer and the director of programs at Creative Armenia, which discovers, develops, and produces creative artists for the digital age.