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"Together with Fraunhofer's Open Roberta platform, which we sponsor, it is playfully easy to develop your own programs for the "mini" using a web browser and thus learn important skills for the jobs of the future".
Dr. Wieland Holfelder, head of the Munich development center of Google
Google will support the use of the minis in further federal states. Furthermore, the mini was integrated into the Open Roberta platform of the Fraunhofer Institute IAIS.
"A basic technological understanding is, along with reading, writing and arithmetic, one of the most important skills for personal and professional success in the 21st century. Calliope gives primary school children the wonderful opportunity to live out their curiosity about the world, experiment and actively use technology. Cornelsen supports the Calliope project because we care about the digital education of learners in all dimensions".
Mark van Mierle, CEO Cornelsen Publishing
The Cornelsen Verlag develops school materials for the use of Calliope mini in the classroom. In addition, minis can now be pre-ordered in the Cornelsen Shop: mini order.
"A successful digital transformation not only requires technical solutions, but also changes the way we learn. There are two main fields of action here: the early promotion of digital skills and the establishment of digital teaching and learning methods in schools, universities and professional training. Only in this way can we ensure that the next generation is also equipped to meet future challenges".
Bernd Leukert, Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE
SAP SE supports the creation of an online course at openSAP, the open learning platform for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Here teachers will be able to train for the mini and exchange ideas in the associated community.
"Those who learn how IT works can also act responsibly and confidently in everyday digital life. Our children are shaping the networked world of tomorrow. That's why they should be able to discover IT in a playful way at an early age. This opens up exciting career prospects for them and at the same time promotes Germany's future viability. Calliope makes an important contribution to society.
Christoph Kübel, Member of the Board of Management and Labor Director of Robert Bosch GmbH
Bosch provides extensive parts of the hardware for Calliope mini. This is a 9-axis orientation sensor (BMX055). This sensor is a 9-axis orientation sensor (BMX055) which, by combining three sensors that measure acceleration, rotation and the earth's magnetic field, offers a variety of applications in the classroom.
NXP supports the first production tranche with the free provision of the Kinetis MKL26Z128VFM4.
The main processor is provided free of charge by Nordic Semiconductor for the first production tranche.
The Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG supports and secures the strong position of Germany as a business location in global competition by promoting entrepreneurship and education.
Würth supports the efforts of Calliope gGmbH to promote digital skills at an early stage by providing passive components for the mini.
Schleicher Electronic Berlin GmbH
Schleicher Electronic equips and assembles the Calliope mini. The owner-managed, medium-sized company develops software and hardware and produces exclusively in Berlin. Schleicher Electronic employs about 80 people.
Roberta® - Learning with robots
The aim of the Roberta Initiative has been to sustainably promote the interest and motivation of children, especially girls, in computer science, technology and the natural sciences since 2002. In 2014 the initiative developed the "Open Roberta® Lab" in cooperation with Google.
Girls and boys use the graphic programming language "NEPO®" to easily create programs for the Calliope mini.
is a manufacturer of a comprehensive range of software, hardware and development tools for embedded systems. The company focuses on high-quality, flexible and quickly applicable hardware and software tools as well as software for the complete development process of an embedded application. SEGGER was founded in 1992, the company headquarters and development is located in Germany near Düsseldorf.
Deutsche Telekom Stiftung
With its Digital Learning Primary School project, Deutsche Telekom supports six universities in developing and testing concepts for the productive use of digital media in primary school teaching. The Calliope mini is being introduced as part of this pedagogical development so that it can become a module of everyday teaching in the future. Our partners will be the University and the State Institute for Schools in Bremen.
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Chairman of the Deutsche Telekom Foundation
Te Telekom will launch the mini, in cooperation with the project
Digital Learning Primary School, introduce in Bremen. Further supported
they the mini with further training for teachers.
The mini becomes part of the knowledge factory project IT2School. Thus, a didactic concept for the use of the micro-controller in the classroom is developed and a new IT2School module is created.
Advisory Board Young Digital Economy
The Advisory Board Young Digital Economy at the BMWi has supported and accompanied the project from the very beginning.
University of Wuppertal
Prof. Ludger Humbert: professional support & development of teaching materials.
Product design & shaping
Bernd Poloczek: professional support & development.