International Centre for Research and Innovation on Educational Robotics and Digital Technologies
c/o Lab Hub for the social innovation of the Triulza Foundation
MIND Milan – Milan innovation district – Cascina Triulza – Ex Expo Milan site

Digitus Lab is the new international research centre for educational robotics and digital technologies created in Milan by Onlus(Stripes). Stripes has been active for decades in the management of educational and pedagogical services, as well as in research and experimental activities.It works in collaboration with various Italian and European universities, on educational robotics as a tool for learning, creativity, collaboration and social inclusion.
Stripes Digitus Lab was established within the framework of Human Factory, a Triulza Foundation project that promotes collaboration between third sector organisations and the world of scientific and technological research.

Stripes Digitus Lab operates within the Triulza Foundation Lab-Hub for Social Innovation, a network of Third Sector and Civil Economy organisations involved in the creation of the first social innovation park in Italy within MIND – Milan Innovation District (formerly Expo Milano site).

The International Centre for Research on Educational Robotics and Digital Technologies of Stripes Digitus Lab is a centre dedicated to the relationship between technology and education with the following aims:

– research, development and testing of new tools (hardware, software, methodologies) based on new technologies developed by the centre and/or those which already exist on the market;
– the development of technological and specific skills in “digital natives” through innovative methods, experiments and direct learning;
– the development and dissemination of knowledge in the digital and pedagogical fields.

The project is aimed at “digital natives” with a focus on early childhood (0-6 years), school-aged children (6-10 years) and preadolescents (11-14 years).
Many of its activities also include the involvement of secondary school students, teachers, professional educators and parents.

The centre consists of 3 areas:

– an equipped laboratory for research and development;
– a space dedicated to activities for children and families;
– a shop, where selected IT products and materials related to the proposed laboratories will be available for purchase.

Stripes Digitus Lab favours a multidisciplinary approach interconnected, with the focus on following: new technologies, robotics, education, pedagogy and psychology. It uses innovative and functional tools to develop effective educational projects, including: Lego Mindstorm nxt, Thymio, Cubetto, Arduino and Bee-Bot.

It is a place where new technologies and pedagogy are interconnected to the service of children and their development, offering the world of schools and families: spaces, laboratories, experiences and new tools.

Children can experiment, learn and learn to actively use new technologies, through guided tours included in school activities or through experimenting with their families.

Experts and professionals in the digital and psycho-pedagogical field can meet, discuss and work together to develop new ideas, approaches and tools.

What makes Stripes Digitus Lab unique is its educational approach that is characterised by social inclusion and its focus on children and their families.