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We empower you to transform your idea or existing learning project into a thriving lifelong learning community.

Do you want to change education by setting up a space that empowers learners to find their purpose while developing the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century? Then a Learnhub is the solution you’ve been looking for. At Learnlife we have the people and the services to support your journey, from helping you discover what your community needs to opening and running a fully equipped Learnhub.

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Hub Types

Learnhubs come in all shapes and sizes that can be adapted to the needs of your local context, from Hublings to full-fledged Lighthouse Hubs.


1. Context

A hub’s context is closely linked to where it is located and the purpose for which the hub has been built.


Standalone Hub

A space completely dedicated to the Learnlife learning offerings; e.g. Barcelona Urban Hub.


Connected Hub

Close to an existing school or learning environment, forming part of a campus.


In-House Hub

Inside a school, co-working space or other space with a complementary purpose.


2. Structure

A hub’s structure is closely linked to the available financial resources, target market and the proposed timeline for the hub’s opening.


Pop-Up Hub

Quick solution: prefabricated structures of varying sizes that can be dropped into open spaces for a temporary amount of time. Lowest time and financial investment needed.


Refurbished Hub

An existing space is transformed into a hub. e.g. The Barcelona Urban Hub was previously a lawyers’ office.


Greenfield Hub

A newly constructed hub, built from the ground up. Requires the highest time and financial investment. e.g. Life Hamburg.


3. Size

A hub’s size is closely linked to the activities and studios offered. The studios will dictate the layout and fit out of the space.


Hubling

Very small hubs (+60m2) built inside existing spaces (a museum, coffee shop, school, etc.). Studios are used to empower studio-based learning methodologies.


Bespoke Hub

A hub that fits the needs of a larger community or one that is expected to grow. Sizes vary.


Lighthouse

A campus-like environment that houses a Learnhub and a variety of complementary services such as a coding school, wellness centre, volunteer centre and so on. Sizes vary.

Activities & Studios

The structure of our Learnhubs is flexible in order to maximise impact and reach within the community. Their value is in their capacity to offer varied learning experiences which can be defined by your local context and learners' needs.

Activities

The hub can have full-time, part-time, afternoon, weekend and summer programmes, teacher training, co-working spaces, school/company visits and so on.

Studios

Studio options include, but are not limited to: Multimedia, 3D Modelling and Printing, Electronics, Coding, Foodlab, Fashion, Carpentry, Music Recording, Songwriting, Visual Arts, etc.

Learnlife-branded or self-branded Learnhub?

Are you passionate about learning innovation and want to recreate the Learnlife experience adapted to your city’s needs?

We support you to fully embrace the new learning paradigm by empowering you with our best practices. Our team will help you implement a proven and successful innovative education model for the 21st century through a comprehensive knowledge transfer.

Do you already have a hub, school or other education project, whether online or in a physical space, and want to implement certain specific elements of a Learnlife-branded hub?

Then the self-branded option is the best way to go. This is also a viable option if you don’t yet have a hub, but have your own strong philosophy, ethos or vision that differs from Learnlife’s.

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Check out our existing Learnhubs

Check out Learnhubs in Development

Learnlife Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany Coming soon
Learnlife Kigali - Kigali, Rwanda Coming soon
Learnlife Munich - Munich, Germany Coming soon
Learnlife Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland Coming soon

Check out our Learnhub Partner Network

Services we offer

We’re ready to meet you where you are. We understand that not everyone is starting from the same point or requires the same amount of support. There is flexibility within our services for you to build a package that best suits your needs. In order to assure a consistent quality of the Learnlife experience, some services are mandatory as a minimum for Learnlife-branded Learnhubs.

We offer a pack of services and support for partners who want to recreate the Learnlife Learnhub experience in their own location. The launch services allow partners to take advantage of Learnlife’s experience in preparing, opening, and operating its own hubs. The guidance and services which Learnlife provides facilitate and accelerate the hub’s launch and learning curve.


Space Design

Getting the look and feel of a Learnlife-branded Learnhub.


People

The right team is at the heart of it all, and we can help you find it.


Operations

From project management to space management, no need to stress about task priorization.


Vision & Mission

Coaching you to develop the why, how and what of your Learnhub.


Learn Programmes

Continuous professional development, from operations to pedagogy.


Policies

From running your hub to international accreditation, leave the legal matters to us.


Business Planning

Developing your initial business plan to ensure your hub’s success.


Brand & Marketing

Creating your logo and integrating your website and a landing page on the Learnlife website.


Leadership Coaching

Empowering you to thrive as an education entrepreneur.


Learning Guide Training

Turning your Learning Guides into superstar mentors and learning experience creators.


Pedagogical Concept Co-creation

Coaching in the creation of a document to outline the pedagogical concept for your hub.

Our Hub Expansion Team

Meet some of the experts who will be transferring their knowledge and supporting you on your journey.

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Ulrike Suwwan

Ulrike Suwwan

Hub Expansion Lead & Project Coordinator

Over the last 20 years, Ulrike has co-created and transformed learning spaces internationally, advised companies and entrepreneurs, and coached C-suites of top 500 global companies in self-leadership, agile team organisation, holistic business strategies. For many international school organisations and authorities, she is the first point of reference. Ulrike will empower you as an entrepreneur and changemaker to ensure that your project is successful.

Stefany Bogatan

Stefany Bogatan

Hub Expansion & Partnerships

Prior to joining Learnlife, Stefany was an English teacher for ten years in five different countries. Now settled in Barcelona, she champions Learnlife’s mission to empower hub partners to open their own Learnhubs. She also works with innovative companies and organisations who are passionate about learning innovation and want to develop meaningful partnerships. Stefany will support you along your journey of opening your own Learnhub.

Devin Carberry

Devin Carberry

Learning Programmes

Devin is the Director of Learning and the founding Learning Guide for Learnlife Barcelona. For the last 20 years, Devin has worked in a variety of innovative learning communities, three of which he helped launch along with two nonprofit organisations. Devin is an award winning teacher and has served on government task forces for education. He will train you and your hub’s Learning Guides.

Joan Urgell Farran

Joan Urgell Farran

Studio Expert

Joan’s background in product design along with his interest in education drove him to set up his design studio in a public school, where he shared his work with the learners. He joined Learnlife two years ago to champion the creation and development of our studio model - a set of thematic labs run by industry professionals, and oriented towards hands-on experiential learning. Joan will help you develop your studios and train your Learning Guides.

Leticia Lipp

Leticia Lipp

People

Leticia has built the Learnlife global team from nine people to 50+ in two years. She has developed a wide network in the education innovation ecosystem and knows what values and skills are needed to build or transform a school or EdTech start-up. She has helped Learnlife partner schools to find crucial people like principals, pedagogical leaders, and Learning Experience designers. She will help you build and grow your team.

Solange Espoille

Solange Espoille

Space Design

Sol is leading the design of innovative learning spaces and playful sustainable environments on a global level. She loves to design challenging environments, using architecture and creativity as a tool for development and change. Imagining the impossible and making it happen is what inspires her daily work. Through consulting and design, she will help you create a space as innovative as its users.

Blair MacLaren

Blair MacLaren

Operations & Finance

Experienced venture capital investor, Blair has supported many entrepreneurs in building their businesses. With a deep understanding of strategy, corporate law, fundraising, fund administration, financial planning, and advisory work, he has spent the last 20 years coaching and training lawyers, entrepreneurs, students and business people. In addition to contracts and legal requirements, Blair helps ensure that processes are straightforward.

Ladislav Martincik

Ladislav Martincik

Learning Technologies

Ladislav has spent the last 18 years in software development, creating two of his own companies and working for big tech organisations such as Xing and RedHat. At Learnlife, he is guiding the creation and development of digital products and engineering, while managing the tech team. With his team, he is developing the Hub Operating Platform and other hub products that he will also be supporting the implementation of with partner hubs.

Michel Lopez

Michel Lopez

Product Management & Operations

Michel’s background in operations and product management has led him to collaborate with multiple organisations in the past five years to help optimise operational processes and translate them into digital platforms that improve the user experience throughout their journey. He will be working with you to define and set up the processes your hub will need to operate and identifying the tools that can aid in your day-to-day operations.

Bryan Gibson

Bryan Gibson

Paradigm Researcher & Alliance

Bryan collaborates with people from around the world to share, debate, discuss and connect a global network to the new learning paradigm and to build a strong community of learning innovation enthusiasts to drive change in education. He has over 10 years of experience as a classroom practitioner. Bryan will help you with questions related to the new learning paradigm and how to use our Alliance to support your hub.

Fernando Loyola

Fernando Loyola

Visual Communicator

Fernando is passionate about design and art in all its formats. He has over 10 years of professional experience in Creative and Art Direction, Editorial Design, Branding, Multimedia, Video and Internet development. At Learnlife he supports all teams with designing and synthesising ideas with simplicity to convey a strong, clear and purposeful message. He will help you get familiar with our brand guidelines and integrate them into your project.

Georgi Panayotov

Georgi Panayotov

Learning Programmes

Georgi is one of the founding Learning Guides and now a trainer and coach for a variety of internal and external educators. Over the last 10 years he has facilitated innovation workshops for learners from kindergarten to senior managers. He has worked in multiple cultural environments and knows how to address different needs in terms of content and structure. He will meet you where you are and accompany you to where you want to be.

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