Number 15 - August 2022 European Edtech Alliance update
Hello, and welcome to August’s European Edtech News!
We hope you all enjoyed the European summer and were able to recharge your batteries for the upcoming challenges and exciting projects ahead of us. Overall, the news income was slow over the last weeks, due to the summer break, therefore this edition will slightly differ from our usual news presenting routine.
Besides providing you information about significant upcoming events we are happy to announce one of our newest projects: Market Discovery Webinars. Find out more about it and enjoy your read 😊
Spanish Market Discovery Webinar
We are excited to showcase the newest project of our Startup Taskforce: Market Discovery Webinars. We will be organizing market discovery webinars to support European startups in accessing information on various European markets and build the relevant network to understand and potentially penetrate them. The first stop, is Spain 🇪🇸
On September 14th at 4pm (90min) we will look into the Spanish EdTech Market. After giving an overall introduction to the Spanish EdTech Market, there will be dedicated sessions for the Spanish K12, higher education and corporate/ lifelong learning markets. All details about participating speakers and topics that will be discussed can be found on our website. Register for the webinar here!
Brighteye Ventures’ Edtech Startup Festival
The Brighteye Edtech Startup Festival is bringing together industry experts and leading Edtech operators for a week of digital events. This digital festival is designed to support startup teams!
Each day of next week (Sept 5-9) will focus on a different theme and is designed to have relevance to different members of your team. For example, your People lead or team might want to attend the events on the People day and your Marketing lead or team might want to attend the events on the Marketing day. This way, we make sure that the time commitment is realistic and focused in specific, relevant sessions. For detailed information and sign up click here!
HolonIQ Future of Education and Workforce Summits
Education, training and the world of work have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of technology will be core to the future of learning - from early childhood, K12, higher education through to workforce upskilling.
We are seeing a full spectrum innovation from digital content, online learning, advanced technology, AI to robotics and, web3 and the metaverse through to language learning, tutoring, assessment, up-skilling and beyond.
HolonIQ invites you to join leading executives and investors from around the world at one of their 12 in-person and 3 virtual summits to deep-dive into the future of education and workforce. Register here!
EdTech Next Summit
The EdTech Next Summit is the first and only event in Europe with a sole focus on EdTech Start-Ups. Whether early learning, K12, higher education, vocational learning, corporate learning or lifelong learning – you will find a suitable match with like-minded people and pioneers in the field of EdTech.
Connecting more than 1,000 founders, investors, political actors and companies from all over Europe, this unique collaborative event aims to conceptualise the future of EdTech.
With one main stage, five deep dive pavilions, masterclasses, a founder stage and Europe’s top-speaker, the EdTech Next Summit is your ideal travel destination for autumn 2022. Find out about the agenda and the timetable and book your free tickets here!
Don’t forget to apply for the GESAwards 2022, the global Edtech startup competition.
Note that the European, German & Austrian Semi-finals at the EdTech Next Summit. The deadline for application submission is September 15, 2022. Apply here!
Council of Europe’s Working Conference
the EEA is supporting the council on the topics of AI and Public Private Partnerships. We are happy to be invited to contribute to the working group on “Artificial intelligence and education: A critical view through the lens of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law” which will take place in hybrid format on 18-19 October 2022 in Strasbourg, France. We will keep you informed of the outcomes!
NEWS FROM OUR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
Finnish edtech start-up Kide Science scooped up 1m € million to encourage learning through imagination.
Vienna-based EdTech start-up Teachino received 1m € investment for their tool developed to help teachers plan and document their lessons in the future.
Spanish Edtech The Bridge a talent training and digital skills company closed a financing round of 5m € to accelerate its growth.
UK-based Fundamental VR recently announced that they have raised $20 million to dramatically accelerate medical skill transfer and increase surgical proficiency through its world-leading medical simulation platform, Fundamental Surgery.
OTHER MEMBER UPDATES
More than 50 EdTechs applied already to the SEK Lab Edtech Acceleration Program. The 8th cohort of the first edtech acceleration is open until October 2022. You can find all info here!
14th September: Spanish Market Discovery Webinar The first webinar of a series of Market Discovery Webinars brought to you by the startup taskforce of the European Edtech Alliance. Register here.
24th-25th October: EdTech Next Summit The European Edtech Alliance and its Members are looking forward to attend the 1st EdTech Next Summit this year. Get your free tickets here!
16th-29th November: HolonIQ Future of Education and Workforce Summits in Europe We look forward to participating in HolonIQ’s summits in London, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris.
Swedish Edtest cohort The national testbed for digital learning resources starts a new testing cohort after the summer. Open for companies active on the Swedish market. Sign up here!
Supercharger Ventures Accelerator 5.0 Applications to join Supercharger Ventures’s Accelerator Programme 5.0 for later stage companies, starting September 2022, are now open. Apply here!
SEK Lab Edtech Acceleration Program Applications to be part of the 8th cohort are open until October 2022. Apply here!
Check out these and more upcoming events here!
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This newsletter is written and produced by the European Edtech Alliance. The European Edtech Alliance is a consortium of national trade associations and clusters working with founders and providers of education technology (Edtech), to support the domestic and international growth of these businesses and the innovations they represent.