Collaboration between Villanova University and UNICEF’s Innovation Lab at BICU, Nicaragua

Published in: Innovation in Education and Inclusion : Proceedings of the 16th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 18-20, 2018
Location of Conference: Lima, Perú
Authors: Pritpal Singh (Villanova University, US)
Full Paper: #420


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has established innovation labs throughout the world to develop innovative solutions to problems related to children and youth. The UNICEF Innovation lab in Nicaragua was located at the Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU) in Bluefields, Nicaragua. Faculty and students from Villanova University and Colleges and Universities in Managua, Nicaragua have worked with students and professors at BICU to deliver workshops in product design, solutions development, and entrepreneurship to students at BICU. This paper presents a description of these activities and the informal assessment of this work to date.