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Number 22 - March 2023 European Edtech Alliance update
News from the world of European Edtech
Hello and welcome to March'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 news from our members. In addition you can always find all updates around the European Edtech Alliance on our website under Activities! Thank you for reading our newsletter, let's get started!
EmpowerED project launch
We just co-launched EmpowerED, a new project funded by the European Union that aims at establishing a pan-European network and platform for exchange between European EdTech initiatives, support organizations, practitioners, and policymakers.
EmpowerED will map the EdTech landscape in Europe, provide insight into trends linked to new schooling models and innovative education solutions, and offer training and capacity-building opportunities. Further, the project will help consolidate and amplify the work of current EdTech organizations supporting StartUps and SMEs and enable them to engage more directly with policymakers. EmpowerED will create a thriving EdTech ecosystem for better learning across the EU.
Find more information and press release here!
French Market Discovery Webinar
We just wrapped up our Italian Market Discovery Webinar: thanks to everyone who joined us this week and to 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 are happy to announce the date for our next stop: France.
The webinar will be on April 13th at 3pm CET. With the help of our Member EdTech France, we are looking forward to welcoming you to this French webinar with an impressive line-up covering the French Edtech Market in K12, Higher Education, and Corporate/ Lifelong Learning. The webinar and its recording are free for all EEA Members. Non-members can register for 99€. Register here.
You are interested in the Italian, Spanish, German or UK market? Get the recordings of our webinars here!
UNESCO Global Education Coalition
“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” - A.E.
UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition is responding to education challenges and crises, mobilising the resources, expertise, and experience of its 208 members. During the 3rd annual meeting, our Managing Director Beth Havinga was part of a panel of Coalition Members to discuss the past, present, and future of the coalition to highlight the importance of agile cooperation across sectors for social impact, crisis response, and digital transformation for the global common good.
Watch the entire panel discussion here!
EEA Response to Dear Colleague Letter regarding third-party services
Our members have been working together on this important issue which has implications not only for edtech internationally but also potentially within our own local ecosystems. By collaborating with our Members, we have the opportunity to share best practices, learn from each other's experiences, and advocate for change more effectively. We firmly believe that in order to improve the quality of Higher Education, global market access for leading tech innovations is essential.
Read the full response here!
HundrED Global Collection 2024
HundrED wants to amplify education & EdTech innovations: the call for the Global Collection 2024 is now open! Share your work and be part of the world's top 100 education innovations celebrated in Helsinki in November. Join the education innovation movement! 🌏💡🎓 Apply here!
As a mission-driven organisation, HundrED identifies, amplifies, and facilitates the implementation of impactful and scalable education innovations across the globe. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your innovation to a global network of leading education stakeholders and access funding opportunities.
Edtech Day - Swiss EdTech Collider
Our Member, Swiss EdTech Collider co-organised the Edtech Day in Bern, together with Swisscom Ventures and EdTech Estonia. Leaders in education from Switzerland and Estonia shared best practices and discussed the future of education and EdTech, supported by inspiring speakers, panel discussions, EdTech startup pitches, insights from EdTech VCs and networking opportunities from both countries.
The EEA is happy to introduce you to our newest member organisation, EdTech Slovenia, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the development and use of educational technology in Slovenia. Great to have you on board!
Beyond e-Learning webinar
With ChatGPT, more and more people realise how technology can fundamentally change the way we teach and learn. We are pleased to support the "Beyond e-Learning" webinar organised by Esperanza, a Hong Kong based NGO which has been advocating the use of Edtech to transform learning. Join this hybrid event on April 14th, 10 am CET to learn about the global EdTech application trends and the needs of educators and enterprises in Hong Kong. Prof Rose Luckin (UCL), Mr Larry Nelson, General Manager (Education) at Microsoft Asia and other distinguished speakers will share their insights on how technologies like generative AI will reshape the future of learning - in school and at work. Free registration until 9 April here!
NEWS FROM OUR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
Spanish company Innovamat has announced its 20M€ funding round to scale its math learning solution
Paris-based “European Masterclass” Mentorshow raised a 15M€ series A
French startup Lunii got 10.8M€ in new funding to scale its “fabulous storyteller”, to allow kids to create their own audio stories.
Dutch skills management platform AG5 raised a 6M€ series A
Danish company Shape Robotics has raised 4.8M€ in further funding to scale its Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math (STEAM) solutions and basic robotics trainings for kids
Danish company Humani raised a 2M€ pre-seed round to develop its platform that aims to “unleash humans’ inner superpower.”
UK-based Create Academy raises 1.1M€ to become the world's leading destination for lifestyle learning
Uk-based Greenworkx is building a green jobs and training platform. They have raised a 680k€ pre-seed round.
Norwegian Fynd Reality, a provider of training / learning programmes developed with AR and VR, has raised 500k€
Three cubes, a Lithuanian game-based learning company using Minecraft for formal and informal learning settings, raised a 250k€ pre-seed round
Upcoming Events, click on links for more information and tickets:
26th-28th April: University Future Festival a three-day hybrid event that is 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 - Get your tickets here!
You can find more member-related 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.