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Number 21 - February 2023 European Edtech Alliance update
News from the world of European Edtech
Hello and welcome to January's European Edtech News!
In this edition of the European Edtech News, we're excited to share with you our next Market Discovery Webinar, as well as the latest events, fundraising news, and member updates. Thank you for reading us, let's get started!
Italian Market Discovery Webinar
We just wrapped up our UK Market Discovery Webinar, thanks to everyone who joined us this week and our great group of experts! In case you missed it, you can order the recording via our website and you´ll receive it as soon as it is ready.
In the meantime we worked hard and are happy to announce the date for our next stop: Italy, the webinar will be on 27.03. from 17:30-19:00. With the help of our Member EdTech Italia we are looking forward to welcoming you to our webinar including an amazing line-up covering the Italian Education Market, the local K12, Higher Education, and Corporate/ Lifelong Learning sectors. The webinar and its recording are free for all EEA Members. Non-members can register for 99€. Get your access here!
You are interested in the Spanish, German or UK Education market? Get the recordings from our Webinars here!
EEA x BETT
The Bett UK 2023 agenda is out! With over 100+ hours of CPD-certified content, get ready to immerse yourself in three whole days of innovative solutions, thought-provoking conversations and inspiring keynotes.
The following sessions are hosted by the EEA:
30th March: Bett Futures exhibitor showcase at the Futures Theatre from 10:35 to 11:35 and 14:35 to 15:35.
30th March: Future Female Speed Networking at the Futures Theatre from 17:00 - 18:00.
31st March: European Edtech Market: Trends and Insights at Global Showcase from 15:00 to 15:30.
Further, you can join our Member BESA and their Naace colleagues at Bett 2023 to hear about the latest EdTech Leadership Briefing Paper based on BESA’s latest ICT in Schools research - more info
Dear Colleague Letter regarding third-party services and institutions
The Education Department announced this morning that in response to “confusion” about the guidance, the Dear Colleague Letter will not take effect until Sept. 1, rather than immediately as of Feb. 15. The department will also delay the start of the 30-day comment period on the guidance until today.
Prior the U.S. Department of Education released directives last week regarding how federally-funded higher education establishments, including the majority of American colleges and universities, can collaborate with third-party service providers, such as OPMs and other Edtech companies. Essentially, these new directives prohibit higher education institutions from partnering with service providers based outside the United States and/or owned by non-U.S. citizens. This development could significantly impact all Edtech firms in higher education that are based outside the United States and could even spur a policy change in Europe.
Join us at SXSW EDU!
We will be hosting a panel on K12 innovations from Europe, moderated by Beth Havinga. Join us on March 6th in Austin, Texas, to know more about K12 innovators from Germany (Diana Knodel, Fobizz), Finland (Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, Kide Science), Norway (Ingrid Skrede, Ludenso). More infos here!
Global Edtech Testbed Network
As one of only 45 organizations globally, the EEA, represented by Beth Havinga has been part of the discussions this week around best practice exchange on the ways of bringing EdTech and the wider ecosystem together in new ways. We are looking forward to developing some new ideas specifically for Europe from this work and helping create meaningful evidence based methods for implementing EdTech.
More about the Global Edtech Testbed Network here.
Edurino raised a 10.5m € Series A
We would like to celebrate the two female founders behind Edurino, a German K12 B2C success story, for raising a 10.5m € Series A.
It is still very rare to see Edtech companies built by female-only founding teams raise a Series A in Europe. We started and run the Female Edtech Fellowship to support female founders on this path.
Edurino has been dedicated to creating innovative and interactive, game-based learning experiences for kids between 4-8+ years old. With this new funding, they'll be able to accelerate the development of new learning worlds, grow their team further, and expand their reach to more learners around the globe! 🌎
Congrats Irene and Franziska!
NEWS FROM OUR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
German startup Sdui extended its Series A funding round to 25m€ to scale its business.
German Edtech Knowunity, a TikTok for schoolwork, raised a 9m€ Series A extension.
UK-based Pebble raised 5.6m€ to bring flexible childcare solutions to parents across the UK.
Hungarian-founded Colossyan raised 4.8m€ to elevate content creation with generative AI.
UK-based HowNow scored 4.6m€ for its collaborative learning and development platform.
Norwegian startup House of Math raised 4.1m€ to gamify the math learning experience.
Dutch Edtech Primio raised 1.5m€ for its digital learning assistant for healthcare professionals.
Moldovan Edtech Bloomcoding raised 1m€ for its after-school online coding platform for children aged 7–14.
Italy-based Beyond the Box raised 650k€ for developing a skills management platform for corporates.
UK-based Guider announced the launch of its upcoming educational app for Muslims.
Upcoming Events, click on links for more information and tickets:
1st-9th March: Belgian EdTech Week the first edition of the Belgian EdTech Week offers a variety of events, fairs, networking moments, and activities that will showcase the latest innovations and developments in the field
7th-11th March: Didacta Education Fair StartUp area is the perfect way into the German market with our Member EDUvation
28th March: Besa International Briefing Day - an overview of the UK education and the EdTech marketplace. Make the most of your visit to Bett with this briefing session hosted by BESA
29th-31th March: BettUK in London, United Kingdom
26th-28th April: University Future Festival Heads Up! A three-day hybrid event all about the future of higher education.
1st June: EdTech Austria Summit in Salzburg, Austria - more info coming soon
12th-13th September: EdTech Next Summit in Bielefeld, Germany - ticket sale is starting next week!
You can find more member-related events here!
Are you interested in country-specific news? Check out these members’ newsletters:
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.