Support Tinusaur in the finale for THE CHANGE 2019

Tinusaur The Change Competition

From January 14 until midnight on February 3, you can support the Tinusaur – programming, math, and physics education platform, at the finals of the Social Entrepreneurship Competition “THE CHANGE” 2019. With just one click, you can promote the project to be among the three finalists, of which the experts, the Children’s Jury, and users will determine the winner of the race.

Tinusaur is an opportunity for a qualitative change in the educational environment. It is crucial to make the studying of programming, mathematics, and physics exciting and fun for every child. We want to reach as many students as possible, especially in smaller cities, where technology and innovation are getting much harder. “We believe that a better future is in the hands of educated children, so we strive for everyone to receive quality extracurricular education,” says Neven Boyanov, one of the founders of Tinusaur. He presents the Tinusaur with his colleague Ivaylo Nikolov.

“Tinusaur” (from “tiny” – small, in English, and “saur”) is an educational platform aimed at students and teachers, and a set of tools for programming, mathematics, and physics – all open-source. It was started in 2013 and offered the hardware, software, and methodology necessary to learn these sciences in a fun and practical way. The Tinusaur is already used by universities and schools in Bulgaria, Western Europe, and North America.

Five projects are competing for the public vote from January 14 until February 3, 2020. The three finalists who collect the most votes during online voting will continue to the next stage of the competition – a meeting with THE CHANGE jury as well as the children’s jury. They will determine who will be the grand winner of the competition. The winner will receive funding of BGN 30,000, while the other two finalists will receive BGN 15,000 each. The winner and the other four finalists will receive media attention, mentoring support, training, and access to THE CHANGE international network for a period of one to five years.

Support Tinusaur in this competition by February 3 by voting on THE CHANGE 2019 website in Bulgarian or English. Check out Tinusaur and help them prepare the children for the future!

THE CHANGE is the largest socially responsible initiative of Nova Broadcasting Group, which is part of a partnership with Reach for Change Bulgaria for the sixth consecutive year. It aims to permanently improve the lives of children and young people in Bulgaria by finding motivated social entrepreneurs and helping them to sustainably accomplish their ideas for a better and secure future for Bulgarian children. Since 2014, THE CHANGE has helped over 96,000 children and young people across the country.

Neven Boyanov,


Tinusaur Selected as Best National Digital Solution for International World Summits Awards in the Category Learning & Education

TINUSAUR was nominated as best national digital solution for BULGARIA for the international World Summit Awards


Veliko Tarnovo/Salzburg, 2018-10-24

TINUSAUR was nominated as the best national digital solution for BULGARIA for the international World Summit Awards (WSA). The World Summit Awards are a global initiative selecting digital innovation making a positive impact on society. With this nomination in the Category Learning & Education TINUSAUR qualifies for evaluation among over 400 international projects by the WSA Jury 2018.

TINUSAUR was nominated as the best national digital solution for BULGARIA for the international World Summit Awards.

The Tinusaur is an educational platform and set of tools that focus on programming, robotics, and electronics and applying modern learning methods in an effort to present science and technology in an interesting and entertaining way to the students. It is a mixture of software and hardware. Here it is described in 3 simple steps: (1) you assemble your hardware yourself by soldering your board; then (2) you learn how to program it using puzzle-like blocks; then (3) you learn how to write C code. … After that, your imagination is the limit.

The Tinusaur project and its tools are currently being used in universities, schools, and as part of other educational initiatives all around the world. In such environments, the students get to keep their broads for themselves, take them home, play with them, make things and write programs. This is unlike many other similar products and solutions that are so expensive that there are just a few per class or school and the teachers keep them within the facilities.

The WSA nominees 2018 show the richness, diversity, and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world. The WSA 2018 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Global/UN value.

Each year, WSA nominees are selected by the WSA National Experts from more than 180 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country – one for every WSA category.

A nomination to the WSA hence is already an award in itself – the qualification to compete and be presented on an international level and being the best practice in Learning & Education nationally.

About the Tinusaur OOD

The Tinusaur OOD, the Bulgarian company established earlier in 2018, is currently selling products and generates revenue that ensures the future of the project. It received an investment from 2 private individuals and has developed plans for the next 2 and 5 years as part of the planning for the next round if funding.

About the WSA

The World Summit Award is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide, that reaches the mobile community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focusses on local content with global relevance.

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Media Contact World Summit Award:
Manuela Wagner
Network Development & Communications,
World Summit Awards