Organkits: Educational innovation in European secondary school classrooms

Portugal – On May 21-22, the team of the Erasmus+ project “Organkits: a new material for STEAM education based on plastination” met in Portugal to discuss the results of the first implementation phase. This project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ program, is developing an innovative resource for secondary education by introducing kits of real plastinated organs as a novel educational tool for theoretical and practical classes.

During the meeting, teachers from the secondary schools involved in the project worked together to develop educational guides and learning projects for each OrganKit. What is innovative about these kits is that they not only focus on science and anatomy, but also integrate with multiple disciplines such as English, physical education, art, psychology, health and the environment. This multidisciplinary approach facilitates hands-on learning and promotes innovative educational strategies aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The partnership driving this project is comprised of four European high schools, the start-up accelerator MENTORTEC and DISCOVER-IN, a technology company from the University of Murcia (UMU) specializing in plastination. Together, they are creating educational resources that promise to transform education in Europe.


The project, with funding of €400,000, will be completed by August 2025. The consortium includes:

– University of Murcia (Coordinator), Spain


– MENTORTEC Servicios de Apoio a Projetos Tecnológicos SA, Portugal

– Bahçeşehir College Kuşadası, Turkey

– Platon M.E.P.E., Greece

– IS Secondary School “Duca Abruzzi – Libero Grassi”, Italy

– IES Miguel de Cervantes, Murcia, Spain

The meeting in Portugal marks a significant milestone in the implementation of Organkits, highlighting the partners’ commitment to providing innovative, quality education that prepares students for the challenges of the future.

All the information about the project is available on the website: