Educational game WissERZ

Brief description

Part of the general science in every third grade is a discussion of the home district, including the economy and culture. But where should schools get up-to-date knowledge about this? With the free educational game WissERZ, pupils are informed about the World Heritage Site and the Ore Mountains as a business location in a playful way after teachers have been instructed by the co-operation partners.

Regional characteristics
Everything comes from the mines – they characterise the Erzgebirge region. What began 800 years ago with the first silver discoveries and was honoured with the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019 is still reflected in the economic structure today. A strong industrial location with the most craft and processing companies in Saxony – especially in the field of metal processing and machining – flexible small and medium-sized companies with specific expertise.

approx. two years

Recommendation 1: Always think from the “customer’s” perspective
Recommendation 2: Integrate partners with the best distribution channels
Recommendation 3: Career guidance can also begin in primary school

  • Partner in the cultural and creative sector: designesgleichen agentur für kommunikationsgestaltung GmbH
  • Subsector: Design industry
  • Partner SME: Erzgebirge Regional Management, c/o Wirtschaftsförderung Erzgebirge GmbH (economic development)
  • Economic sector: Information and communication | Other service activities | Extra-territorial organisations and entities
  • Additional partners: World Heritage Montanregion Erzgebirge e.V., Media Education Centre in the Erzgebirgskreis Cultural Education Centre
  • Innovation type: Product innovation | Service innovation
  • How the collaboration came about: as a result of a previous co-operation; in the joint development of the Wertzeugkiste
  • Added value for the collaborating partners: connection of expertise
  • Added value for the region: Attracting and retaining skilled workers and executives