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Florence Rizzo

Co-founder and Director, Synlab

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

- Foundation of SynLab and launching of
– More than 5 years spent in developing the Ashoka’s french/ swiss and Belgian branches
– prepatory class for advanced studies in arts and literature, Sciences Po, Essec (Social entrepreneurship chair), INSEAD, ISEP Singapore
– In June 2011, she was nominated at the French National Council for New technologies to lead a working group on e-education. She was also part of the team of a parliamentarian to handle a report to the French ministry of Research on the impact of new technologies on education.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

SynLab, is an independent organization with a mission to bring great and innovative ideas to life in the field of education ( SynLab promotes innovation in France and works as a citizen Research and Development body that mobilizes researchers, educators, private and public sector networks to co-create projects with a potential of systemic change.
It accompanies teachers and head masters on the human and social dimension of their work and make the children actors of their life, of their learning and of the society

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

France, French speaking countries

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

400 teachers and 2000 children helped

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“What is hope? The dream of an awake man” Bossuet