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Quests to build innovation and entrepreneurial skills in 10-25 year olds that prepare them for future career pathways
Develop entrepreneurship and innovation skills in Dubai's youth. (inlcuding AI and design skills), in collaboration with local govt. and companies
Help private schools exceed what even the best western schools offer. Develop a community of parents, alumni, entrepreneurs, and investors deeply involved in future proofing the next-gen
Collect data & evidence using a Digital Skills Passport that tracks student performance (future skills, character, social responsbility, innovation).
Provide a stimulating learning program that motivates students to learn independently & creatively solve real-world problems.

How Lumi Can Support KHDA

Ensures that Dubai's education sector is aligned with UAE's vision for the future
Oversees growth of private education
Inspects, evaluates and accreditates educational institutions (K-12, Higher Ed)
Assures quality and access to high quality educational options

Our Understanding of KHDA Objectives

KHDA Objectives, and how Lumi can Help

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Hear from a former UK-leading School Head, and currently a School Inspector in the UK

  • Member of the House of Lords, UK
  • Former Cabinet Minister under David Cameron
  • Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Africa
  • Member of Parliament, UK
  • Senior Adviser to J. Stern & Co. LLP, a fund management company – £2,500 per month
  • Non-executive chairman of Clifton Africa
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge University
  • Ex-McKinsey serial entrepreneur with 24 years globally in ed-tech/tech/strategy
  • Founding team member of Infosys BPM, acquired by Infosys Technologies for $2bn
  • Founder & CEO, EnglishUp, Macmillan Publisher’s flagship digital venture & 3rd largest English learning co. in Brazil
  • Founding Operating Leader of Holtzbrinck- Macmillan $100m Digital Education Fund
  • Advisor to boards of several education cos.
  • Investment Banker at HSBC London
  • BS IIT- Varanasi, MBA IIM-Calcutta
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Stanford University. Trained 200+ Fellows over 20+ years in a design-thinking le medical innovation
  • 25 years as a Life sciences venture capitalist with USD$2B+ in value creation
  • Founder, Singapore Biodesign, the first official partnership with Stanford Biodesign
  • Former physician, medical device inventor, venture capitalist passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation
  • BS, MS, MD & MBA from Stanford University

Senior British Politician, Policymaker and Business Leader

Lord Henry BellinghamChairmanLondon

Global Design Thinking & Innovation, Leader

Ed-Tech & Multi-exit Entrepreneur

Dr Christopher ShenCo-founder & Chief Innovation OfficerSan Francisco

Prashant RaizadaFounder - CEO London

Lumi founders & chairman are highly accomplished leaders, with a proven track record as entrepreneurs, innovators and educators

College and Career Readiness, ex-College Board

15+ years in global education management, management consulting

Harish MenonVice President, InternationalDubai

Dr. Gerard SilverlockFormer Junior School Headmaster of King's College School, Wimbledon


Select Team Members

Highly reputed & experienced UK educator

Education, Innovation & Coaching Expert

Christiane Mueck Ex-BCG, Misk Foundation, Board Member Zayed University, Adviser to Emerge Education (VC)

15+ years in Robotics, Applied Linguisitics, and Design Thinking

Dr. Tatia WaQuest DesignerLondon

Product Design and Delivery

Quest Design, Imperial College London Prof

3+ years in Product Design

Darius FernandesProduct Design & DeliveryLondon

They are supported by a strong team, and external advisors and ambassadors

Lumi was conceptualised by a father & son duo in 2020(click image to read the story)

  • We run digital, scalable cohort-based Quests guided by innovation facilitators
  • Supported by an AI-augmented online learning platform
  • Participants produce novel tech-enabled startup ideas to business problems
  • And develop entrepreneurship, design and AI-readiness skills

Lumi develops entrepreneurship and innovation skills in young people.

Topics linked to UNSDGs (e.g., Sustainable Cities, Climate Change, Health)

Prof. Christopher Shen, Co-Founder of Lumi


Live, facilitated sessions undertaken in 8-15 weeks or as a week-long hackathon

Up to 10 participants/Quest from across year-groups or a single one

Developed with Renowned Design-Thinking & Innovation Professor at Stanford University

Key Phases of the Quest

The Lumi Quest: A design-thinking-led journey

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Watch A Quest in Action

Incentivising users to buy less food to reduce waste!

Five 11-14 year olds

Three 14-16 year olds

Two 13 year olds

Five 12-14 year olds

Five 11-15 year olds

Two 12 year olds

Three 17 year olds

Three 15 year olds

Connecting care homes with schools globally for learning, in a safe way!

Offering grocers soon to expire food at discount - contributing a % to a good cause!

Win point & buy gifts for your virtual pet by taking shorter showers!

Allowing locals to deliver food to the elderly & disabled!

Pre-ordered school meals to reduce food waste!

An interative curriculum building awareness on forms of equality!

Our Quests have led to over 80 innovations from young people tackling various global issues locally, across 14 countries.

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Measure & improve your green impact while competing with friends!


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Key Skills Developed by Lumi

Each participant obtains a Future Skills Passport: A proprietary credential that tracks and showcases Quest outcomes & key skills


Aligned with Gatsby Benchmarks


Provide a stimulating learning environment that intellectually challenges students, and promotes the skills that underpin innovation
Build a community of parents, alumni, mentors, investors, and business leaders to involve in student's learning
Build Entrepreneurship, AI and DesignThinking skills captured in an accredited Digital Skills Passport


Wider benefits to schools and students

80+ innovations tackling global issues

Influenced over 10K peopleworldwide

Over 50% of participants are female

Lumi has worked with students in 14+ countries

identified Lumi as an emerging provider in the Ed-Tech sector, 2023Showcased at the Early Stage Investor Conference as a high potential ventureShowcased by The Commonwealthat COP27

1000+ students have experienced Lumi


Global Impact + Public Recognition


School Roster

The Foundation School

  • St Ignatius (UK)
  • Hamiliton (Mexico)
  • Purium Schools (South Korea)
  • The Foundation School (India)
  • Inventure Academy (India)
  • Safa Community School (Dubai)

Lumi School Partners

  • Kings College Wimbledon (UK)
  • Putney High School (UK)
  • Repton School (UK)
  • Donhead Prep School (UK)
  • Cowley International College (UK)
  • Charterhouse (UK)
  • De La Salle School (UK)


UN Conference of Parties

A Big Four Accounting Firm

A Global Healthcare Major

A UK Bank

A Major UK Bank

A Leading Tech. & Financial Info. Company

Talent-led collaboration to upskill apprentices and graduates with cutting edge future skills while solving sustainability challenges

A Global Tech Major

Impact & Outreach-led collaboration to run Quests with young people from the UK, India and Singapore and with deep involvement from employees as mentors

Knight Dragon- Global Real Estate Co.

Showcased by The Commonwealth at COP27 as a high impact venture to empower young people on the topic of Climate change
Impact focused collaboration with a UK Bank to run Future Cities & Inequality focused Quests for school students in the UK
Selected as a high potential startup within their Eco-Disruptive initiative, also sponsored to showcase innovations at the Cheltenham Literary Festival
Impact-led collaboration with Knight Dragon to run sustainability focused Quests for school students in the Greenwich Peninsula
Innovation and Impact-led collaboration with Nationwide to run Quests for underserved school students in NW England on the topic of Green Homes
Talent upskilling collaboration with a Big Four to run a quest for apprentices to develop Cybersecurity innovations

Leading global companies have sponsored Lumi Quests for schools and their young talent (select examples)

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What School Heads think about Lumi...


Launch Lumi as a Summer School Programme OR as a digital extension to existing Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs


Develop a thriving On Purpose Entreprenruship Hub involving parents, alumni and industry


Roll out Quests to wider year groups within school and incude other schools


Reccomend as part of in-curricular lessons/ projects to schools


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Parent, Putney High School

" The value the project has brought is creativity, resilience, problem solving, collaboration, presentation skills and technical skills. So a really broad and fantastic experience for the girls in terms of selecting and solving a real problem, as well as educating people about it as well. "

Member of Stanford Undergraduate Committee

" At Stanford we are increasingly looking for a different kind of applicant - someone who has done something different, delivered real-world impact. Lumi seems to offer a chance to do exactly that. "


Select Energy Transition innovations were showcased at COP27 in Egypt, 2022.See what happened here

The Commonwealth COP27 and COP28