Learning Innovation For Everyone
In November 2022, The Odyssey Trust officially launched a new 20,000 sq ft facility, W5 LIFE - Learning Innovation for Everyone, which is dedicated to addressing the skills requirements of Northern Ireland’s increasingly digitalised economy.
Promoting inclusion and diversity through immersive STEM-based experiences, W5 LIFE aims to provide wider access to skills training that leads to exciting career paths and employment opportunities and inspires a curiosity and passion for technology and lifelong learning.
W5 LIFE will continue our mission to ‘fire the spirit of discovery' through practical, industry-led programming, showcasing how the integration of technology will be at the core of the future of work, especially digitally and within STEM.
A range of programmes and activities have been developed specifically for this space, including collaborations with our founding partners, Microsoft, Almac and Belfast Harbour and with other aligned providers and stakeholders. W5 LIFE is also the new home for Nerve Belfast.
Microsoft Dream Space
Dream Space at W5 LIFE provides free immersive, research-based experiences for students, teachers, and communities to enhance their STEM skills, alongside crucial social-emotional skills, such as empathy, creativity, ethical decision-making, and collaboration.
Enhancing the reach and provision available at Dream Space at Microsoft Ireland in Dublin, the Belfast-based facility empowers everyone to see the possibilities of digital technology and STEM, and the crucial role that these areas play in society.Find Out More