The one thing i would emphasize from your very interesting draft is that it need not be restricted to ‘scientists, businesses, universities and museums’. Farming, for instance, is an incredibly complex task, and replete with side projects. Finding out how much grass a cow eats in its lifetime, where the feed comes from etc… teaches all kinds of nice hard skills and lets them acquire knowledge of their world… but more importantly it teaches them inquiry, collaboration etc… the real needs of 21st century.