October 21, 2013

EMINUS Academy – Entrepreneurial sustainability meets mobility


Eminus Academy is set to launch its pilot mobile course to a global audience selected by the UN Habitat. This project, developed in partnership with University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, BC, Canada), and delivered by the UN Habitat Youth Fund, is aimed at global urban youth development by offering a series of mobile courses. The applied pilot courses are to address critical issues in sustainable development: youth led vocational training; social enterprise development and use of mapping and social media tools


With CBTec Oy as its technology partner, Eminus Academy will run its mobile course through a tablet platform. This means that students will develop their entrepreneurial skills through a pre-loaded online educational program. The program sponsored by BASF Foundation, will inspire youth, who will gain, will be provided to inspired youth, who will gain training and insights through a series of course relevant topics, such as: project management, evaluation, community mapping and sustainable development.


Eminus Academy will offer certificates of completion through its partners, promoting the integrity and value of such education. This global initiative is an important focus and move towards appropriate use of technology for the success and advancement of youth entrepreneurs worldwide. According to course leader and urban planner, Cherie Enns (University of the Fraser Valley) the goal of Eminus Academy is simple: “To create an entrepreneurial and sustainable development applied certification program that is interactive and dynamic (in essence a virtual global classroom), using state of the art digital media.” The Eminus project will launch this year.


For further information regarding this partnership, please contact: Sotiris Makrygiannis via sotiris@cloudberrytec.com