Sept. 17, 2022

Episode 143: Strawbees! Fungineering in Education


Erik Thorstensson has a degree in mechanical engineering specializing in environmental product design and was awarded the Skapa Diploma in memory of Alfred Nobel in 2007, Sweden's most significant innovation award.  He went to India and made the first connectors out of waste materials. He then created his first Strawbees prototype with kids at Kids Hack Day.  Today he is the Chief Innovation Officer inventing and prototyping with his Product Development Team in Sweden and collaborating with teachers worldwide. One of his many projects is the School of Ridiculous Inventions where he sets himself high ceiling STEAM challenges.  In his free time, he flies model airplanes.

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Erik Thohrstensson

Creator of Strawbees

Erik Thorstensson has a degree in mechanical engineering specializing in environmental product design and was awarded the Skapa Diploma in memory of Alfred Nobel in 2007, Sweden's most significant innovation award.

He went to India and made the first connectors out of waste materials. He then created his first Strawbees prototype with kids at Kids Hack Day.

Today he is the Chief Innovation Officer inventing and prototyping with his Product Development Team in Sweden and collaborating with teachers worldwide. One of his many projects is School of Ridiculous Inventions where he sets himself high ceiling STEAM challenges.

In his free time, he flies model airplanes.