We bring together the most creative youth and the most analytical ones, especially those residing in under-resourced communities, to introduce them to the power of design, science, technology and business to solve today’s most complex problems.
There is a quiet storm brewing in the innovation economy. Persons who are as creative as designers, tech savvy as scientist and technologists and as driven as entrepreneurs are extremely valuable, highly sought-after and considering the complexity of today’s problems will remain in great demand for a long time.
We create immersive hands-on experiences that places a high value on developing a sense of belonging in the innovation community. Once students develop a desire to be a part (will) they will seek the skills to participate. Skill follows will.
Our students are constantly challenged to take one step towards making their mark. They learn that doing, failing & iterating not infinite planning & talking is the pathway to becoming makers and doers that make things happen.
Our Projects & Programs
We have one more iFp Saturdays session and it will be a wrap for the year. Coordinating and planning 15 separate stand-alone activities has been a tremendous amount of work, but the need for such a program is perfectly clear. iFp Saturdays started from a simple...
The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority’s Forward Fund (the Fund) is a micro-grant program intended to reinvest development funds generated in the Kendall Square Urban Renewal Area to fund pilot projects by non-profit organizations, community groups, and small...
Our Saturday program is back in session and running full steam ahead. We kicked it off with an exciting session with the Science Education group at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Students learned about the Giant Magellan Telescope that will allow us...
Integrated Creative Problem Solving (iCps)
Our Integrated Creative Problem Solving (iCps) framework is a design process that helps youth unlock unique, innovative solutions to the problems they care about most. It actives both left-brain and right-brain, empathy and logic, creativity and analysis.
While this framework often directs students toward science, technology, engineering and math methods to solve problems, students naturally pull STEM concepts into their solutions in an integrated, non-threatening manner. Our approach broadens participation in STEM and broadens students innovation mindset.