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Powering STEM Engagement Through Gamification


Pavegen have teamed-up with the Minnesota Vikings to redefine STEM experiences through engagement and gamification. 

6th September 2023 - London, UK

We've always believed in the potential of kinetic energy, and now, we're using it to spark a passion for STEM. Let's dive into how the Minnesota Vikings and Pavegen are making STEM education an exhilarating journey. 

In 2023, the Minnesota Vikings, an NFL powerhouse, joined forces with Pavegen to launch a one-of-a-kind fan experience. This kinetic experience ingeniously blends STEM education, sustainability, and entertainment, all powered by Pavegen's groundbreaking kinetic technology. 

gamified stem learning

We have launched 2 interactive energy games to engage each and every visitor at the Viking's training camp around sustainability and STEM learning:

the 40-Yard Dash - A Gamified STEM Challenge. 

Picture this: you're racing against your favourite Vikings players in the 40-Yard Dash. Fans visiting the Vikings' training camp in Eagan, Minnesota, get the chance to do just that.

But here's the twist: Pavegen's kinetic floor tiles capture your every step and convert it into off-grid electricity in real time. It's a thrilling example of gamification, seamlessly merging athleticism and sustainability, and showing that STEM can be exhilarating.

Recreating Legendary Moments:

For those who cherish recreating iconic Vikings moments, Famous Plays is the ultimate challenge. By using kinetic floor interactions, fans can guide a virtual football's flight and reenact legendary plays. The excitement is palpable, and the reward is exclusive video clips of these iconic moments. Gamification turns this into an immersive journey, making learning STEM principles feel like an adventure. 

STEM Education takes Center Stage

Beyond the excitement of the game, the Minnesota Vikings are deeply committed to STEM education. This installation provides a powerful platform for inspiring the local community. It's a tangible way to showcase how energy is all around us, waiting to be harnessed for a brighter future. Through gamification, STEM principles come to life, making learning accessible and engaging. 

The Future of stadiums

This collaboration isn't just about watching a game; it's about actively participating in the experience. Gamification and STEM engagement are at the forefront, creating a visual and interactive spectacle that rewards fan loyalty in unprecedented ways. It's a sneak peek into the future of stadiums and fan engagement. 

Supporting pavegen's vision through crowdfunding

But there's more to the story. Pavegen is embarking on a crowdfunding campaign via CrowdCube this September. Your support will help us accelerate market expansion and continue to develop innovative products. Our collaboration with the Minnesota Vikings serves as proof of our technology's potential in gamifying and enhancing education in various high-traffic areas.

find us at the visitor's centre

To experience the Minnesota Vikings Gameday Challenge by Pavegen, visit the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. It's a bridge connecting Training HAUS and TCO Stadium, where gamification meets STEM engagement, and the future comes alive. 

The collaboration between the Minnesota Vikings and Pavegen is a game-changer in STEM education and gamification. It's about more than just entertainment; it's about sustainability, education, and the power of technology. Join us on this thrilling journey, where STEM engagement and gamification come together to inspire and empower the next generation of innovators. Together, we're shaping a brighter future, one step at a time. 



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About Pavegen

Pavegen is a purpose-driven technology business that helps power change and generates positive outcomes for people and planet. Laying underfoot inside buildings, public spaces and at events, Pavegen Kinetic Paving harnesses the power of people’s footsteps, creating not only a small amount of energy – but also imaginative, interactive experiences and data, to help educate, engage and enable meaningful actions around sustainability and Net Zero intent. Pavegen calls this Citizen Impact; powered by Pavegen.

Pavegen helps power Kinetic Street Furniture applications such as USB charging, LED lights, and Green Wall irrigation systems, whilst data from the system can be used for public educational purposes on digital display screens. Kinetic Brand Experiences at live events, expos, festivals and public spaces produce data to provide gamified experiences that help brands engage meaningfully with consumers.

The company was founded in 2009 by Laurence Kemball-Cook who invented the Kinetic Paving technology that can now be seen in over 37 countries around the world.