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Number 25 - June 2023 European Edtech Alliance Update
News from the world of European Edtech
Welcome to June's European Edtech News!
Last month was packed with EEA activities and we are happy to tell you all about it! In addition, don’t miss our selection for this month: worth-reading reports as well as fundraising and M&A news.
We had an action-packed month with multiple events before lots of our members go into the summer break. We had a lot of fun spending time with our members, friends, project partners and other like-minded Edtech enthusiasts during multiple events throughout Europe. Thanks for all the great discussions, we are looking forward to the next events. Here is a summary of some of the events we attended:
School Innovation Forum 2023
During the School Innovation Forum 2023 we presented the EEA mapping of the European Edtech landscape including some of our key findings like the low amount of international sales and the female gap within the sector.
It was a great opportunity, facilitating connection, innovation and partnership. You can read the official event summary here!
We had a great time at EdTechX in London, seeing a lot of our members, friends and project partners participating in interesting sessions and discussions. We enjoyed numerous talks on and off the stage about for example the threats and benefits of AI in education.
Council of Europe Edtech Round Table
We were part of the first Council of Europe Edtech Round Table on public-private partnerships for the Edtech industry. The first meeting included an early-stage discussion about different partnership models and seeing which partners and stakeholders are present in the ecosystem. We provided remarks from our member organisations along with some public-private partnership examples from the Nordics. Furthermore, we discussed sustainable structures and guidelines for supporting a structured public-private dialogue.
AWS EdTech Summer Session: Berlin
We had the chance to present our work at the European Edtech Alliance, the EmpowerED project, and some of the key gaps we’ve found through our Edtech Map at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EdTech Summit in Berlin. We took part in several expert Q&As and presentations about Gen AI and Machine Learning, Data Compliance, and Culture of Innovation.
Female Edtech Fellowship - cohort #4
🚨 Last chance to apply 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 including monthly expert calls with outstanding entrepreneurs, peer-to-peer learning and problem-solving amongst other exchange opportunities for the fellows. Another highlight is the off-site weekend in France to connect with the group of fellow entrepreneurs and investors.
Don’t miss your chance and apply here!
Prometheus-X has validated its €23 million funding from the French government and the European Commission to build the skills data space. PTX unites 40 partners from 6 countries: edtechs, hrtechs, universities, high schools, employers, public institutions & employment services to deploy innovative data ecosystems.
Discover the innovation enabled by data sharing in the field of education and skills through real-life projects across Europe! You'll also be able to match your edtech services and data with the projects, thanks to an innovative catalogue, and get the chance to participate. For further information about the project click here.
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Swedish AI-led edtech Sana Labs, using artificial intelligence (AI) to personalise online training for professionals, raised 25.6m € in a Series B.
Tomorrow University, Germany’s first Neo-University, secured 9.1m € funding to build a global community of business leaders and industry experts who are dedicated to creating a more sustainable future.
Uk-based Oneday an edtech company dedicated to entrepreneurship has launched its new accredited MBA after securing 5m € investment.
French Simango raised 3.5m € to develop digital health trainings and to continue to expand in France and internationally.
French Revoltrain has announced a 3m € Seed round for its bootcamps, that allow anyone to learn and land a new job in just a few weeks.
London-based Yayem raised 1.8m € and unveils new mobile app for its new experiential learning platform.
French ExtraStudent, a free mutual help network for all students to openly share their knowledge and support one another, raised 1.5m €.
UK-based Doshi secured 1.1m € in Pre-Seed Funding to expand its gamified learning platform for financial institutions.
Danish company Diplomasafe raised 1m € to revolutionise the way credentials can be trusted, managed and shared in today's digital age.
Italian Edtech startup Data Masters raised a 650k € pre-seed round from Zanichelli Ventures for their artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science skills training.
Seville-based Liceo de Farmacia secured 500k € in a pre-seed round to upscale digital tools for pharmacies, offering an online platform for practical training on how to improve the patient experience.
Beekast was acquired by saas.group: Beekast is an online platform that helps to create, lead and track meetings, events and training sessions.
Swedish TimeEdit acquires Vorsen, a Dutch EdTech company, to become a leading Academic Operations Platform.
Sage Publications, a global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources, has acquired Hubro Education, a Norwegian EdTech company that develops business simulations for academic institutions, corporations, and individual skill development.
In Denmark, Schultz and Blueprint Learning have combined to buy LearnLet, which provides over 150 courses to help support educators handle daily challenges that arise in the classroom.
Upcoming Events, click on links for more information and tickets:
3rd-7th July: AI ED 2023 in Tokyo, Japan - Agenda & Registration!
5th-7th September: The Brighteye Edtech Startup Festival. Register here.
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.