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Date 06 - 09 EDUball / BRAINball educational balls - a US license agreement signed!

EDUball / BRAINball educational balls - a US license agreement signed!

On July 20th, 2018, after nearly six-month-long negotiations, the University School of Physical Education in Wrocław signed a license sale agreement (LICENSE AGREEMENT) with PALOS SPORTS, Inc. 11711 S. Austin Ave. Alsip, Illinois 60803 (USA) for production and distribution in the United States, Canada and the European Union, products currently known as EDUball – earlier Edubal, and in the future - BRAINball. Before the metioned date, on May 5th, an agreement about the transfer of author's property rights to the University was signed between the University School of Physical Education in Wrocław and co-founders of educational balls: Andrzej Rokita, PhD, Dsc, Assoc. Prof., Tadeusz Rzepa PhD and Marek Nowicki.

The sale of the license is extremely important for our University. Never before in its history, did such activities in the international dimension take place. This success is a remarkable one, especially as it concerns a very difficult and demanding American market.

Educational balls Eduball - earlier. "Edubal" were created 16 years ago at the University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw. They were co-created by: Andrzej Rokita, PhD, Dsc, Assoc. Prof., Tadeusz Rzepa PhD and Marek Nowicki (entrepreneur). The idea was developed not only by them but also by Ireneusz Cichy PhD, Sara Wawrzyniak PhD, the late Agnieszka Wójcik, Agnieszka Krysmann, or Magdalena Kaczmarczyk PhD, and Marcin Korbecki, MA. For 16 years, the effects of education with their use in grades 1-3 of primary school and kindergartens were evaluated. Many pedagogical experiments were carried out in schools and kindergartens. There were many publications on the subject (over 50), 6 doctoral dissertations, 3 books and three didactic books (including two in English) with a set of games and games with EDUball / BRAINball educational balls. In the years 2004-2007, a three-year research project, the so-called KBN grant (No. 2 PO5 D 058 26) titled: "Integrated education with the use of educational balls "EDUBAL"”. A set of “edubal” educational balls has been included in the list of didactic resources recommended for school use and intended for general education and integrated education at the elementary school level (order no. 1566/2003 - under the Ministry of National Education and Sport Regulation - Journal of Laws of 2002 No. 69 , item 635). Educational balls also received a positive recommendation from the Parliamentary Committee on Physical Culture and Sport (meeting of November 25th, 2003, bulletin No. 2552 / IV).

Palos Sports Inc., with which the contract was signed, is one of the largest companies in the US dealing with the distribution of sports and educational equipment.

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