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Number 24 - May 2023 European Edtech Alliance Update
News from the world of European Edtech
Hello and welcome to May's European Edtech News!
This month will be packed with EEA activities, we have another webinar ready, as well as a new FEF cohort and other partnership and event news. Let´s check it out!
Upcoming EEA activities
We are ready for an action-packed month filled with excitement as we dive into a series of upcoming events, where we´ll have the opportunity to participate in numerous engaging experiences, such as:
School Innovation Forum 2023, where we presented on our EEA mapping of the European edtech landscape to facilitate connection, innovation and partnership.
EdTech X brings a fantastic line-up of international thought leaders who will share their knowledge and experience on the latest topics, trends, and challenges in the EdTech sector. Looking forward to being part of and seeing lots of our members in London.
Council of Europe Edtech Round Table on public private partnership for the Edtech industry taking place on June 21. This meeting will facilitate a discussion around Council guidelines and implementation support for partnership.
AWS EdTech Summer Session: Berlin, the event will cover highly-requested topics, including using AI/ML to build features, modern data strategy and application security and compliance
Further, our Board will meet next week to define a roadmap for the next years. All details of the events above will be shared in our next edition.
Webinar Latin America
After our successful stop in North America (get your recording here!), we are now heading to South America as we are taking a closer look at the needs and opportunities of the K12 education sector in Latin American countries. With the help of Iván Arturo López, we will cover general statistics, education systems and specific needs including policymakers, administrators, and teachers, informing about similarities and differences between the countries.
WSIS Session on Data for Learning
We are honoured to be part of the UNESCO and the Broadband Commission´s panel at the World Summit on the Information Society session on Data for Learning. Our Managing Director suggested following a digital equity approach to data for learning which stipulates ensuring it is used and gathered to support meaningful learning opportunities. Additionally, we explored the skill sets that are necessary in this sector and discussed the need for more structured dialogue between the public and private sectors.
Keep track of the outcomes of the WSIS 2023 Forum here!
Female Edtech Fellowship - Alumni Weekend
We started the Female Edtech Fellowship a few years ago to support female founders in Europe.
Last weekend we celebrated our first alumni event in Nice, where our fellows met to share perspectives and get supported by their peers in matters ranging from leadership to fundraising to sales best practices. It was a beautiful and productive get-together that celebrated this incredible community of female founders. We are proud of all of them. Thank you, ladies!
🌟Apply now to the Female Edtech Fellowship (cohort #4) 🌟
Are you a female founder building an Edtech startup in Europe?
Then apply to a 6-month fellowship run by the European Edtech Alliance until July 6th.
Our next cohort starts on July 17th and includes monthly expert calls with outstanding entrepreneurs, peer-to-peer learning and problem solving amongst the fellows and an off-site weekend in France to better connect with fellow entrepreneurs and investors.
inspirED Europe Conference
FeedbackFruits and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam host the inspirED Europe 2023 teaching and learning conference.
This year’s theme ‘Scaling teaching & learning in higher education: Sustainable strategies for student-centred learning’, aims to highlight long-term solutions for personalised, inclusive learning.
Learn more about inspirED Europe 2023 and register here!
EEA & DevelopmentAid Partnership
We are thrilled to announce our strategic collaboration with DevelopmentAid, centred around mutual support and shared goals. Together, we will drive innovation, foster collaboration, and create impactful opportunities for our members and the broader edtech ecosystem. As part of this partnership, DevelopmentAid will provide exclusive benefits to European Edtech Alliance members:
Funding alerts: EEA members will receive regular newsletters featuring information on tenders and grants relevant to their work. Stay updated and seize funding opportunities that drive your edtech projects forward!
Calls4Partners Service: Our members can leverage DevelopmentAid's powerful service. Discover potential partners, form collaborative alliances, and unlock new synergies in the edtech landscape.
Together, we are committed to driving innovation and fostering collaboration in the edtech landscape. We believe that by combining our expertise and resources, we can create a transformative impact on education and empower learners of all ages.
EDUtech Europe Conference
EDUtech Europe will be back on 10-12 October 2023 and the EEA is happy to be a Supporting Partner of the Event, where leading minds in education from across Europe will be presenting stories, showcasing innovation and inspiring educators across the region. Further, the very best EdTech solution providers will be demonstrating the latest technology innovations that are changing the way education is delivered.
Join us and accelerate a change in education across Europe. Get your tickets here!
EdTech Austria Summit 2023
Our Member EdTech Austria hosted their Summit and we were happy to be part of it. Besides enjoying plenty of interesting discussion and seeing familiar (EEA-) faces our Managing Director was informing on the current Testbed situation within Europe. Congratulations to the EdTech Austria Team for a great event, we are looking forward to next year!
Key learnings from VocTech Market Activity Report (in EdTech and the Future of Workforce Development)
Elements of AI has introduced one million people to the basics of artificial intelligence
Sana Labs, a Sweden-based company personalising online training for professionals completed a Series B funding round with a 26m € investment.
French Edflex raised 12m € to change the corporate learning model and make self-training appealing and intuitive.
French Simango, offering comprehensive and innovative training for health institutions raised 3.5m € to expand internationally.
German Novaheal, a learning platform for trainees and young professionals in nursing, has raised a 560k € pre-seed round.
Young Heroes, a Dutch startup raised a 400k € pre-seed round to coach and mentor young professionals.
French saas.group announces the acquisition of Beekast, the collaborative platform to create, facilitate and track meetings, events and training sessions.
Go1 snaps up German speed reading app Blinkist to expand in enterprise learning
Upcoming Events, click on links for more information and tickets:
8th June: inspirED Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands- Agenda & Registration!
14th June: JuneAICoference in Berlin, Germany - Agenda & Registration!
22th June: EdTechX Summit in London, UK - Agenda & Registration!
3rd-7th July: AI ED 2023 in Tokyo, Japan - Agenda & Registration!
12th-13th September: EdTech Next Summit in Bielefeld, Germany - Agenda & Tickets!
12th-13th September: CogX in London, UK - Agenda & Tickets!
20th-21st September: Learning Conference in Stockholm, Sweden - Agenda & Registration!
25th-27th October: European Big Data Value Forum in Valencia, Spain - Programme
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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.