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The story

In January 2016 Tudor Tarlev, the founder of experimentQ, got lucky by discovering CRI Paris. Along with it came the discovery of VAE - the French government program for validation of life experiences. VAE basically says "If you dropped out of school but did learn and build projects on the side - we can give you credit for your experiences". This program gave Tudor the chance to complete the M2 Masters degree in Education Technology, even though he dropped-out of University in 2011 to pursue startup projects.

experimentQ began as a side experiment with one simple question - How can we document and acknowledge the divers ways people learn throughout their lives? 

Several iterations later, we embarked on a mission to unleash human potential by making lifelong learning a social and economic standard. We must acknowledge the multitude of ways in which people gain knowledge, master new skills and contribute. The lack of data and validation of lifelong learning experiences is an enormous waste of human potential, perhaps a crime.


The masterplan



Become world's no.1 storytelling lab focused on lifelong learning - 2018.



Build the lifelong learning iD protocol and related tools  - 2019.



Experiment with new learning spaces, powered by community - 2021.


Core experimentQ principles

Free choice

Each individual should have the right to learn according to her passion /talents and to access world's knowledge regardless of location or socio-economic background. 


The education records of every individual should belong to the individual and not a university or government. The individual chooses what is shared with the public.


We are social beings. Learning and building within communities is natural to us. Each community should have the right tools to self-organize its education/learning culture. 


We have KPIs for everything but our own development. Providing data on lifelong learning experiences is key to improving a human's quality of life. 


To build trust one must create in the open. Organizations facilitating education and personal data management should aim for no less than absolute trust and transparency.


We shall put creator tools at the core of education. The world is changing and so should our tools and practices for learning. They can do so only via collaborative research and design. 


We enter the age of protean worker - the human of multiple work identities throughout a lifetime. There is a shift from employment as a sole government task to an individual and community construct. Thus, it is our task to connect lifelong learning data with economic and social opportunities for everyone.


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