Schools today are the human organizations with the greatest potential for social and environmental impact. They direct individuals and their social aggregations toward the progress and improvement of civil, economic, scientific, and environmental life. If human society suffers or fails the role of education is primary, in the success as well as in the failure of Human Communities.

Little Genius International was born with an ante litteram Benefit Society DNA, with the belief that, in a context of severe state welfare contraction, education is the best tool for spreading low environmental impact and high social impact practices in a positive way. Little Genius International came into being primarily out of a specific and explicit desire of the founders, who were strongly influenced by their own studies and research and the theses on Antonio Genovesi’s(*) civil economy of the pre-unification Neapolitan socio-economic system and in Eastern socio-economic traditions.

Little Genius cultivates the ambition to develop an educational ecosystem that takes the education system and schools into the future for the free expression of the human spirit, training new generations destined to impact and generate positive societal change.

Little Genius intends to have an ethically ‘sound’ approach to doing business, operating in a responsible, sustainable and transparent manner towards users, employees, the community and the environment. Little Genius integrates into its corporate purpose, in addition to profit goals, the purpose of having a positive impact on society and the environment. Particularly through caring for shareholders and stakeholders, measuring its results in terms of positive impact on society and the environment on a par with economic and financial results, while also voluntarily pursuing one or more purposes of common benefit in the conduct of business.

The size of the global education technology market has been estimated at $89.49 billion in 2020 and is expected to witness an annual growth rate of 19.9 percent from 2021 to 2028. A system such as the one to be industrialized, could aim to position itself on a slice of the market whose size and value is about 10 percent of the value of the global education technology market, or about $8-9 billion annually up to a potential turnover for the company of >12,000,000€. Schools’ focus on social impact and sustainability strategies are the most powerful bulwark against cultural and social degradation, spurring new generations to make the planet a ‘healthy’ place to grow up. School is the place where the future is built; there is no other of equal impact.

It is time to change educational paradigms: Nowadays, the modern school is seen as a living organization in which students, teachers and community members come together to educate young people to become active members of society. However, we still do not have formal student-centered education. This is what Little Genius is accomplishing.
As an impact strategy, Little Genius International SpA has developed an educational ecosystem suitable for fostering the psychological and cultural development of the child in the context of the society of the future that is already present: we have translated Industry 4.0 into Education 4.0, that is the priority. Consolidating its activities internationally as a Benefit Corporation, it has embarked on a research and development plan for the next decade focused specifically on enhancing cognitive processes in education and with the aim of further developing the B2B market toward schools that want to improve and best start the digital transformation process that in a world such as public and private schools that cannot stop at the mere adoption of applications by function (already existing and poorly integrated into the educational process) and providing them with a single SaaS platform by function (capable when fully implemented of certifying skills across borders).