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Number 26 - July 2023 European Edtech Alliance Update
News from the world of European Edtech
Welcome to July's European Edtech News!
We are happy to share with you our newest Female EdTech Fellowship cohort as they just started their journey, an important survey to better understand the European Edtech ecosystem (EmpowerED project) as well as further member and project news and output. We hope you all enjoy your summertime while reading along.
Female Edtech Fellowship - cohort #4
We're very happy to announce the 4th cohort of our Female EdTech Fellowship - Europe.
This time 12 founders from 11 European countries will spend the next 6 months supporting and learning from each other as part of the programme.
Thanks to everyone who expressed their interest and to our members for your great nominations. Congrats and welcome to Anke Paulick (evoach - AI coaching companions), Olga Ruf-Fiedler (CatnClever), Taina Mikkola (TinyApp), Katrin Ann Orbeta (Mash&Co), Anna Gawin (Apprentigo.io), Joya Silva (Silber Salon), Nejma Belkhdim (NOLEJ), Skaiste Lazdauskaite - Ivanauske (Scoolsy), Iris E. Gisladottir (Evolytes), Henny Hoekstra (Pluvo), Kristine Brown (Chalkboard), Lieselot Declercq (d-teach online training)
as part of the EmpowerED project we created a survey to better understand the European EdTech ecosystem: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmpowerED-Questionnaire
We aim to identify, classify, and analyse existing policies, structures and resources supporting the EdTech ecosystem across Europe as part of a mapping of the EdTech landscape. The ultimate goal of the project is to help consolidate and amplify the work of current EdTech organisations, provide support to start-ups and SMEs to create a thriving EdTech ecosystem for better learning across the EU.
If you are related to the EdTech world (Ministries of Education, relevant Agencies, accelerators, education providers and other stakeholders who are involved in different aspects of the use of educational technology, etc.) we are inviting you to complete this survey. The average fill-in time is 30 minutes (probably a bit less if you are an expert). Feel free to skip any question that you believe does not fall in the remit of your organisation type.
We are looking forward to your valuable input and we would appreciate it if you share the survey within your network.
Exploring International EdTech Markets with edtechstation
Our Members from Belgium are exploring international EdTech Markets on 29 August.
They will explore the rapidly evolving EdTech market from a global perspective, with a special focus on South America and Southern Europe and you are invited to join them to expand your horizons and discover the untapped potential in these growing and often unknown markets. Vámonos! Agenda and registration here!
EdTech Austria facts
Our Member EdTech Austria shared some great information about the edtech landscape in Austria (German language only), based on a 2022 survey.
DS4Skills: Towards a Data Space for Skills Blueprint
The new policy brief provides valuable insights into developing data spaces for skills and offers recommendations for the Data Spaces Support Centre (DSSC). Furthermore, it presents an overview of key findings related to stakeholder needs and preferred solutions in the field of skills data. The policy brief is based on “The interim report on requirements and design approaches”, which conducted extensive research activities, stakeholder interviews and co-creation sessions involving 20 skills data initiatives. Read the summary or download the complete policy brief here!
The Brighteye European Edtech Funding Report (Half Year 2023)
UNESCO’s Technology in Education Report
Teachers’ AI competences Report
Ukrainian-founded Preply received 62.4m€ to expand its AI-powered language learning platform.
French company Reunion raised 7m€ to democratise access to education.
London-based Kinnu raised 6m€ in a new funding round for its AI-powered ‘learning engine’ that shifts the curriculum away from the needs of the content creator and focuses them squarely on the learner.
London-based Quench.ai secured 4.5m€ to launch its innovative learning coach platform, revolutionising the learning and development industry.
Irish company Digital Learning Institute, a provider of digital learning courses and upskilling programs secured 1.8m€ in funding to drive global expansion.
Madrid-based Ucademy bags 1.5m€ to personalise its learning process with AI
Danish company Diplomasafe has raised a 1m€ round from Ugly Duckling Ventures, 70V and KMD Ventures.
Dutch company MemoryLab secured a 575k€ investment to support international growth.
UK-based School of Coding received 525k€ to support its continued expansion and to fuel future initiatives.
Dutch company StellarUp raised 500k€ to bring their mentoring and community platform to the next level.
Dutch Paragin Group, an edtech software company acquired training administration software provider Coachview.
Dutch company Archipel Academy acquired Berlin based Quofox to offer lifelong learning.
Upcoming Events, click on links for more information and tickets:
29th August: Exploring International Markets. Register here.
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!
10th-12th October: EDUtech Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands - 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.