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Number 23 - April 2023 European Edtech Alliance update
News from the world of European Edtech
Hello and welcome to April's European Edtech News!
Fourth Roundtable Discussion - European Commission
It was our pleasure for Beth Havinga to represent the EEA in Brussels this week by invitation of the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for the next Edtech Roundtable.
The key success factors for the sustainable expansion and growth of edtech were discussed with an open exchange about financing difficulties. The EEA suggested five clear structures that need to be in place to ensure sustainable innovation:
Common or clear definitions (e.g. how edtech providers, education institutions and educators can interact and support each other)
A supported balance between mature and agile innovation stakeholders
Fundamental respect for the strengths of each stakeholder group (especially in the development of new systems or purchasing of services)
The development of dedicated spaces to test (products, policy strategies, teaching and development methodologies)
Expanding our network
The DTC is a small and invite-only community committed to cooperatively developing long-term, synergistic partnerships with countries to improve lives through digital technology in education and is centred on mobilizing resources (in-kind, financial, domestic commitments) for country-level actions and impact.
Update on the Department of Education’s Third-Party Servicer Guidance
Due to responses like ours (you can read it here!) to the Dear Colleagues Letter regarding third-party services there has been an update on the Department of Education’s Third-Party Servicer Guidance.
The European Edtech Alliance would like to thank all our Member and non-member organisations who were involved in putting this response together for their efforts. Another great example of what is possible within European Edtech and why we love working with you. You can read the whole blog post by the U.S. Department of Education here!
Global EdTech Testbeds – Report
We are delighted share the report: Towards Systemic EdTech Testbeds: A Global Perspective here. The EEA was part of the discussions with international representatives and revisions of this document. We are excited to further develop the European testbed landscape together with you. You can access the full report here!
SuperCharger Ventures - Malta Cohort 1.0 program
Our Member, SuperCharger Ventures is officially set up in Malta and is now accepting applications for its Malta Cohort 1.0 program! They’re looking for innovative EdTech startups to hop on this exciting journey.
They offer an intensive 12-week program and as part of Cohort 1.0, you'll have access to a range of resources, including mentorship from industry experts, networking opportunities, and investment opportunities. See more about the benefits here which include mentorships from industry experts and networking opportunities with other startups, investors, and industry leaders, free office space, equity-free funding opportunities and expense and salary reimbursement.
Submit your application by May 15th and apply here!
DS4Skills - Data Space for Skills
Are you looking for innovative projects in the skills and education domain that address data exchange? Check out DS4Skills Online Inventory and use the "Discover" function to filter and select the project that fits your interests.
EdTechX & EEA
Don’t miss the 10th-anniversary EdTechX Summit on 22nd June, exploring the significant shift in the relevance of human skills and learning, where the intersection of human development and artificial intelligence (H-2-AI) is changing how we live and work.
Make sure you're part of the conversation and join us. Use our promo code to save 50% on EdTechX Summit tickets today: ETX23EEA50
The HISTOLAB Fellowship Programme
This call for applications is launched in the framework of HISTOLAB, a joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Union. The Fellowship aims to co-fund research and the production of an academic article related to innovation in history education. Vital information here: Call for Applications, Application Form and Example of Grant Agreement
Edventures Global Business Acceleration (GBA) Fellowship 2023
Are you looking to grow your EdTech business in Asia? The Edventures Global Business Acceleration Fellowship is looking for growth-stage EdTech ventures with proven solutions for all education segments, especially through the use of AI, data analytics and XR. Selected companies will join a study tour to Hong Kong and southern China from 11-17 Oct, with the travelling and accommodation expenses fully covered by the organizer. Apply here!
NEWS FROM OUR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
Swedish Edtech Industry released its annual report on developments in the Swedish edtech market
Norway released a new digital strategy for schools
UNESCO´s Global Education Coalition report: Transforming Education together
Spanish Innovamat, which wasiccelerated by our Member SEK Lab in 2017, received 20m € to reinvent math education and expand.
Danish LMS365 raised 18m € for its learning management system built into Microsoft 365 and Teams.
French Santé Académie, an online platform for continuing medical education, raised 12m € series A round to accelerate the deployment of its training offer.
Danish Humani confirmed a 2m € pre-seed round to develop its platform that aims to “unleash humans’ inner superpower.
Portuguese Miles in the Sky raises 1.5m € to address the growing global skills gap.
French Socrates, a platform for sharing knowledge in organisations, announced its latest fundraising package of 1.5m €.
Norwegian Videocation, a corporate learning course/content provider, raised 1.4m € to continue growth in the Norwegian and Spanish markets.
Spanish online business school Founderz raised 1m € to expand internationally and reach new customers.
Norwegian Fynd Reality, a provider of training/learning programmes developed with AR and VR raised 500k € to scale globally.
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 - Get your ticket here!
12th-13th September: EdTech Next Summit in Bielefeld, Germany - Get your ticket here!
20th-21st September: Learning Conference in Stockholm, Sweden - Register here!
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.