Explorer powered by Santander X: Boosting entrepreneurship by digital learning

Explorer, a Banco Santander initiative made possible thanks to Santander Universidades and run by CISE, is a program addressed to 18-31 year olds who want to validate their business ideas related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.
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Madrid/​Helsinki, 22.10.2020, Explorer and Claned have joined forces to boost entre­pren­eurship edu­cation as the future success stories will stem from diverse teams, purpose-driven change, and revolu­tionary innov­ation. New entre­preneurs and entre­pren­eur­ially minded talents need edu­cation to reach their full potential. Digital learning makes entre­pren­eurial edu­cation available for everyone globally.

Explorer, the uni­versity entre­pren­eurship program pro­moted by Banco Sant­ander through Sant­ander Uni­ver­sities is an inter­na­tional entre­pren­eurship program reaching up to 2,000 entre­preneurs in 2020-2021 around the world. The program was started in 2009, and over 8,000 young adults have par­ti­cipated in it with more than 5,700 projects.

The call to par­ti­cipate in Explorer ‘Jóvenes con Solu­ciones’ will be open for applic­a­tions on Sant­ander X until December 11.

The idea of infusing entre­pren­eurship into edu­cation is spurring a lot of enthu­siasm cur­rently. This has been primarily viewed as starting a new business and focus has tra­di­tionally been on eco­nomic impact only. Explorer and Claned see that entre­pren­eurial edu­cation is also about making stu­dents more cre­ative, oppor­tunity ori­ented, pro­active and innov­ative, adhering to a wide defin­ition of entre­pren­eurship rel­evant to all walks in life.

Vesa Perälä, Founder & CEO of Claned Group is extremely pleased to work with Explorer to promote entre­pren­eurship edu­cation: “I’ve been a serial entre­preneur since 2007 and love ment­oring young talents and potential future entre­preneurs. Explorer and CISE have already built an excellent framework for the training and I’m con­vinced we will create together a remarkable and rewarding entre­pren­eurial journey for the next batch of Explorers”, he says.

“We liked Claned’s com­plete approach to digital learning. They high­light the importance of ped­agogy in digital learning and their learning design program helped us to create engaging and effective online learning exper­i­ences for our Explorers. The Claned platform is very social media like and the learning data the platform pro­duces helps us to con­tinu­ously improve our program” con­cludes Patricia Araque, Exec­utive Dir­ector of Explorer program. “Explorer is a mix of online training and com­munity, both things are key to help stu­dents achieve their goals. Claned boosts the kind of social learning we need to promote peer to peer learning and, at the same time, helps us leverage the blended learning exper­ience we deploy in part­nership with the uni­ver­sities taking part in the program”, she continues.

The applic­ation period for the Explorer powered by Sant­ander X Program is open for young talents from September 28 to December 11, 2020.

Banco Santander and its commitment to education

Banco Sant­ander is firmly com­mitted to pro­gress and inclusive, sus­tainable growth, with a long-standing ded­ic­ation to higher edu­cation that sets it apart from the world’s other fin­ancial insti­tu­tions. With more than EUR 1,800 million invested in aca­demic ini­ti­atives since 2002 through Sant­ander Uni­ver­sities and over 430,000 uni­versity schol­ar­ships and grants awarded since 2005, it has been recog­nised as the company that invests the most in edu­cation worldwide (Varkey/​UNESCO, Fortune 500 Report), with agree­ments in place with 1,000 uni­ver­sities and insti­tu­tions in 22 countries.

About CISE and Explorer

CISE (Centro Inter­nacional Sant­ander Empren­di­miento) is an organ­isation that boosts the entre­pren­eurial spirit and con­tributes to the gen­er­ation of startups all over Spain. With the support of Banco Sant­ander, Uni­ver­sidad de Can­tabria and the Gov­ernment of Can­tabria, it develops training pro­grams that spark people’s cre­ativity and their power to innovate.

Explorer – ‘Jóvenes con Solu­ciones’ (lit­erally ‘Young­sters with solu­tions’) pro­motes young talent and has the support of Banco Sant­ander through Sant­ander Uni­ver­sities. Explorer has digit­alised its itin­erary whereby young uni­versity entre­preneurs undertake 12 weeks of training, support and ment­oring to build and val­idate solu­tions con­trib­uting to the United Nations Sus­tainable Devel­opment Goals (SDGs).

About Claned

Banco Sant­ander is firmly com­mitted to pro­gress and inclusive, sus­tainable growth, with a long-standing ded­ic­ation to higher edu­cation that sets it apart from the world’s other fin­ancial insti­tu­tions. With more than EUR 1,800 million invested in aca­demic ini­ti­atives since 2002 through Sant­ander Uni­ver­sities and over 430,000 uni­versity schol­ar­ships and grants awarded since 2005, it has been recog­nised as the company that invests the most in edu­cation worldwide (Varkey/​UNESCO, Fortune 500 Report), with agree­ments in place with 1,000 uni­ver­sities and insti­tu­tions in 22 countries.

More information:

Claned

Vesa Perälä
Founder & CEO
Claned Group Ltd.
+358 40 586 0863
vesa@​claned.​com

Explorer / CISE

Chema Antón
Com­mu­nic­ation & Mar­keting
Explorer powered by Sant­ander X
www​.explorerbyx​.org
chema@​explorerbyx.​org

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