- 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.
- The program is now accepting applications on www.santanderx.com until December 11, 2020.
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 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).
Claned is a provider of complete digital learning solutions to support organizations in their digital learning transformation journeys. Our smart digital learning platform, learning design and learning impact data services have already helped over 200 customers internationally to improve learning outcomes and measure the impact of learning and competence development on business performance.
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