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Having said that, as this email hits your inbox much of European Edtech is either on holiday or about to go away, so we’ll keep this snappy!
And judging from HolonIQ’s Global EdTech Funding 2021 - Half Year Update, European Edtech businesses certainly deserve a break, with investment levels outperforming 2020’s levels in just the first six months of the year.
Clearly Covid-19 has massively impacted “the way the world learns”, but in a recent article for EU-Startups.com, Christopher Pommerening, Founder of Spanish Edtech, Learnlife, identifies three reasons why he believes the shift is permanent and that “there’s no going back.”
Edtech is going mainstream, national and big-budget
Educators are on board
Tech innovation and learning innovation are finding symbiosis.
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NEWS FROM OUR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
Gaptain and five key partners launch the Segureskola programme to educate and protect children from the risks associated with the internet, mobile phones and social networks (Link). They also won the fifth edition of the SEK Lab Edtech Accelerator.
Schools in England are being asked to provide information about their in-school mobile phone policies and behaviour strategies as part of a six-week consultation. (Link)
42 school is a famous, free, French college-level computer programming school with a peer-to-peer learning environment. Founded by Xavier Niel, they have signed a partnership with the French Ministry of Education to help public schools raise awareness about digital and tech culture. This is an important step forward for Edtech in France. (Link)
Edflex, the "Netflix for learning" that supports the skills development of employees by giving them the best content, raise €5M to grow and go international. Since 2016, more than 500,000 corporate learners worldwide have used the solution. (Link)
OTHER MEMBER UPDATES
The Bett Show returns to London’s ExCel in 2022. We hope to see you there!
England's Department for Education and The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) launch an exams 2022 consultation. This proposes a package of measures to help mitigate the impact of disruption to students’ education - views are being sought on the proposals. (Link)
Happy to announce the launch of the FuturED Accelerator. It’s driven by a great team from CDP Venture Capital SGR - Fondo Nazionale Innovazione and H-FARM.
SuperCharger Ventures are releasing an EdTech MOOC series at the end of September / early October. This online course will offer an introduction to EdTech and is suitable for everyone from university students to EdTech founders. Email email@example.com for further information.
New EdTech Crowd podcasts now available from The EdTech Poland Foundation. They feature Anna Iarotska, CEO of Robo Wunderkind (Link) and Svenia Busson, Co-Founder of the European EdTech Alliance (Link).
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.