The Newton Concept was founded in Norway and the first Newton Room was established in 2007, Harstad. Currently, Norway has 40 Newton Rooms throughout the country. In 2020, three more Newton Rooms will be established. Futhermore, a lifelong network of Newton Teachers meets twice a year in Norway for training and inspiration. Concept owner FIRST Scandinavia is also the National Operational Partner (NOP) of Norway’s Newton Rooms, and is located in Bodø, Norway. newton.no
A Newton Room was established in 2014 at Risbjergskolen in Hvidovre. In 2020, a NOP (national operational partner of the Newton Concept) will be established at the University College Lillebælt in Denmark. Work will continue on the expansion of Newton Rooms in Denmark. newtonroom.com/dk
The Science Skills Academy is the NOP of Newton in Scotland. In 2019, two Newton Rooms were established in the Highlands & Islands region, in Thurso and Fort William respectively. A third room will be established in Dingwall in 2020. newtonroom.com/sct
A pan-European project has been initiated to bring the Newton Concept to multiple European countries. In 2019, The Newton Concept has been introduced to Poland and Spain with plans to create permanent rooms in 2020. Also in 2020, the Newton Concept will be brought to The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France. Italy, the United Kingdom, and Sweden expansions are planned for future dates.
After visiting several potential partners in Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzhou, we have agreed that the first Newton Room and Newton Flight Academy will be established at Tshinghua University High School in Beijing. The planning has already started, but due to the Corona virus, we have a delay in the project. Hopefully, we will be able to open within 2020.
To secure the quality of the Newton-modules, adapted to the Chinese curriculum, we have partnered with YouChange Foundation.