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Loughborough Design Sprint


What Is Lumi?

Welcome to Lumi, where we are dedicated to creating a motivating and inspirational learning environment. Our mission is to equip students with the skills they need to excel in an ever-changing job market. Through our focus on entrepreneurship, human-AI collaboration and character and values, we aim to build critical skills that will empower our students to make a positive impact on the world.


Lumi Quests

Participants embark on Quests that employ the design thinking process to comprehensively examine real-world issues, brainstorm and conceptualise innovative app-based solutions.

Lumi Quest Topics

Up to 10 young people collaborate with involvment from employees and volunteers as subject matter experts or mentors across 15 sessions, utilising the best of breed tools:

  • Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Climate Change

Aligning With SDGs


Who We Work With?

The Foundation School Bangalore, India

St Ignatius School Enfield, UK


Four international schools, South Korea


A Big Four Accounting Firm

Lumi will give our students a chance to work with students in other countries on important issues.. They cant do that anywhere and it will help them get into better colleges too, including in the US. - Hamilton School, Mexico


Our Team

Prashant RaizadaFounder- CEOLondon

23+ year track record in 5 startups, incl. a $2bn exit. Recognised leader in global Ed-Tech

Dr Christopher ShenCo-founder & Chief Innovation Officer, San Francisco

23+ years as VC, Stanford Professor & design thinking expert

Darius Fernandes Product Design & Delivery, London

2+ years product design & engineering in the UK and Germany

Rosie Nicholas Partnerships Lead London

8+ years in education, former Partnerships leader at Latymer Foundation & Envision

Ethan GillTech Advisor London

13+ years in software engineering at YouTube, Google and Deloitte

Ed-Tech & Multi-exit Entrepreneur

Design Thinking & Innovation

Product Design & Delivery

Biz.Dev & Youth Skill Development

Technology & AI

Nefelie KalavrezouProduct DeliveryLondon

5+ years in sustainability and education

Product Delivery


Our Facilitators

A team stemming from a global background

Members also from Loughborough


Want To Apply?

Send your CV and a 1 minute video introducing yourself and your reason for joining to darius@lumi.network

We are looking for:

Have experience/interested in working with young people (10-25yr olds)

Interested in exploring and delving into real world and business problems

Keen to facilitate and communicate the design process

Enthusiastic about AI, entrepreneurship and working in a startup


Interested to work with corporate partners and businesses


What We Offer

Exposure to high level individuals through partnerships

Increased payments reflective of commitment and recognition

NSPCC, DBS Certifications

Facilitation Training

Work with people from all over the world

Opportunity to work in other areas of interest

Consolidate and impart knowledge

Let's Say Hello To Everyone

Let's Say Hello To Everyone!

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Cities are at the forefront of the climate crisis and face the challenge of addressing both climate change and inequality simultaneously. Climate change greatens existing social and economic disparities, while urbanisation and infrastructure development contribute to environmental degradation. To create sustainable and equitable cities, innovative solutions are needed to tackle these interconnected issues.


Through an app, product or service how might we:- Reduce urban inequality and vulnerability to climate change - Enhance social, economic, and environmental resilience - Promote inclusive and sustainable development


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