Nordic Edtech Alliance

Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic Edtech communities and actors. The aims of Nordic Edtech Alliance are to support and profile Nordic Edtech internationally, where the Nordic values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiency are at the core. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic Edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers. The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is NEA’s first cooperative initiative.

Nordic EdTech Award is organised by Nordic Edtech Alliance.

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Finalists for the Nordic Edtech Award 2019

The Nordic Edtech Alliance are proud to introduce the finalists for the Nordic Edtech Award 2019, to be celebrated at the XcitED event in Helsinki  on Wednesday 20 November.

The finalists for the Nordic Edtech Award 2019:

Denmark – PeaQs by Artventure

Digital learning tool for Business education centered around Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Startup processes. Accessed via browser Peaqs enables project-based learning in an collective online ecosystem akin to Kickstarter and couples it with a digital stockmarket for students to also critically asses peer projects via investing in the startup projects/strategies that the project groups have come up with.

 

Finland – Elias Robot by Utelias/Curious technologies

Allowing students to learn languages by having conversations with human-like robots and voice user interface.

 

Norway – MagiMake by Ludenso

3D-modeling and AR for creative and cross curricular work. It is a 3D-modeling tool that is tailored for kids, that works across platforms and can be used on PCs, tablets and phones.

 

Sweden – Humly (Studentvikarie Sverige AB)

A digital marketplace where schools quickly can get in touch with flexible educators, providing a digital toolbox for educators so that they are given the best possible opportunity to make a difference in the classroom.

 

Iceland – Mussila

A music learning app that teaches kids music through gamified and joyful exercises and classical music courses that keep kids motivated to learn more.

 

The awards final will take place at the XcitED eventin Helsinki on Wednesday 20 November. The awards will identify, showcase and recognise the best of edtech from the Nordics. The winner will be picked by a top class jury, and prizes include fast track to the 2020 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition in Philadelphia, USA, a space in the final of the EdtechX Global series in London in June 2020, fast-track to the xEdu Spring 2020 program in Helsinki, Finland, and an Education Alliance Finland evaluation.

 

The award is celebrated for the third time in 2019, with Lexplore (Sweden) winning in 2017 and Strawbees (Sweden) reaching the top in 2018. 

Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic edtech communities, launched in 2017 and created to support and profile Nordic edtech internationally, where the Nordic values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are at the core. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers.

The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is the first initiative from Nordic Edtech Alliance.

 

For more information, please contact:

Finland: Heini Karppinen - heini@mehackit.org

Sweden: Jannie Jeppesen - jannie@swedishedtechindustry.se

Norway: Hege Tollerud - hege@osloedtech.no 

Denmark: Mikkel Frich - mikkel@edtechdenmark.dk

Strawbees wins Nordic Nordic Edtech Award 2018

Swedish Strawbees is the winner of the Nordic Edtech Award 2018, after beating strong competition in the final in Oslo Wednesday evening.

 

Five finalists, one from each of the Nordic countries, pitched for The Nordic Edtech Award 2018 at the The Edtech Day during Oslo Innovation Week on 26 September. All finalists represent the Nordic Edtech core values: Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy.

Scores were also based on pedagogical quality, performance/usability of product, degree of societal and/or commercial impact, business model, quality of the presentation and timing.

 

The Finalists:

Sweden – Strawbees

Hands on creativity and problem solving with construction and code

 

Denmark – Acadal

Meaningful adult life-long learning and training in large organizations

 

Norway - Leap Learning

Teaching children to learn how to learn. Combining technology and hands-on games into a flipped classroom - the Leap Learning Labs - with different stations, focusing on logic, literacy and numeracy

 

Iceland – LearnCove
LearnCove is a platform where teachers can access learning apps and see students progress in them, students can complete personalised activities and learning app providers can distribute their apps.

 

Finland – WordDive

An AI-based app for learning foreign language speaking skills

 

 

The Nordic Edtech Startup Award was the first initiative from Nordic Edtech Alliance, a partnership launched in the autumn of 2017. Organised for the second time in 2018, the award had 34 applications from all over the Nordics.

 

A jury consisting of Tim Praill, CEO of Navitas Ventures (AUS), Nikolaj Plagborg-Møller, Future Learning Manager, Danish Technical University (DK), Svenia Busson, CEO and Founder of LearnSpace accelerator (Fr), Hege Barnes, Director of Innovation Norway New York (No), Niko Lindholm, Project Manager Smart Learning Programme at the City of Helsinki (Fi), had the very difficult job picking one winner among the five shortlisted finalists.

 

The Nordic edtech community is growing stronger and has a large number of promising and exciting companies. Through joining forces and pulling together, Nordic edtech has the opportunity to take a position as the best and most competitive in the world.

 

Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic Edtech communities and actors. The aims of Nordic Edtech Alliance are to support and profile Nordic Edtech internationally, where the Nordic Values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are core values. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic Edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers. The Nordic Edtech  Award, launched in 2017 was NEAs first cooperative initiative.

 

Want to know more about the Nordic Edtech Alliance or the Nordic Edtech Award?

Sweden:  Jannie Jeppesen, CEO Swedish Edtech Industry, jannie@swedishedtechindustry.se /+ 46 702 244 865

Finland:   Olli Vallo, Co-Founder, Kokoa / +358407576961

Denmark:  Morten Amstrup, CEO and Founder Edtech Denmark, morten@edtechdenmark.com

Norway:  Hege Tollerud, CEO Oslo Edtech Cluster, hege@osloedtech.no/+ 47 920 30 968

Finalists for the Nordic Edtech Award 2018

The Nordic Edtech Alliance are proud to introduce the second round of finalists for the Nordic Edtech Award, to be celebrated at the Edtech Day during Oslo Innovation Week in Oslo on Wednesday 26 September.

 

The Award had great response, with near 35 applications from all over the Nordics.

 

The finalists for the Nordic Edtech Award 2018:

 

Sweden – Strawbees

Hands on creativity and problem solving with construction and code

 

Denmark – Acadal

Meaningful adult life-long learning and training in large organizations

 

Norway - Leap Learning

Teaching children to learn how to learn. Combining technology and hands-on games into a flipped classroom - the Leap Learning Labs - with different stations, focusing on logic, literacy and numeracy

 

Iceland – LearnCove
LearnCove is a platform where teachers can access learning apps and see students progress in them, students can complete personalised activities and learning app providers can distribute their apps.

Finland – WordDive

An AI-based app for learning foreign language speaking skills

 

The awards final will take place at the Edtech Day during Oslo Innovation Week in Oslo on Wednesday 26 September. The awards will identify, showcase and recognise the best of edtech from the Nordics. The winner will be picked by a top class jury and prizes include a space at the Entrepreneurial Marketing Program for Creative Tech at Nordic Innovation House in New York this autumn, and a fast-track to the xEdu Spring 2019 program in Helsinki, Finland

 

Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic edtech communities, launched in 2017 and created to support and profile Nordic edtech internationally, where the Nordic values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are at the core. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers.

The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is the first initiative from Nordic Edtech Alliance.

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Finland: olli.vallo@kokoaagency.com

Sweden: jannie@swedishedtechindustry.se

Norway: hege@osloedtech.no 

Denmark: morten@edtechdenmark.dk

Published: 12th September 2018

Nordic Edtech Awards 2018
- call for applications

The Nordic Edtech Alliance proudly introduces the second version of the Nordic Edtech Award. This year the best of Nordic edtech will be on show at the award final during Oslo Innovation Week in Norway on 26 September 2018.

 

The first ever Nordic Edtech Award was taken away by Sweden´s Lexplore, beating Norwegian Differ, Finnish Mightifier, EduLab Matematikfessor from Denmark and Kara Connect from Iceland. The Award had an incredible response when launched in September 2017, with over 60 applications from all over the Nordics.

 

The award aims to identify, showcase and recognise the most promising edtech startups from the Nordics. All entries will be screened and the winner will be picked by a top-class jury during the final in Oslo in September. Prizes include a place in the xEdu Accelerator Spring 2019 in Helsinki.

Application deadline is 20 August 2018.

 

In 2017 the Nordic Edtech Award final was hosted in Helsinki at the XcitED event in collaboration with Slush. The prize was awarded at the same time as we launched the Nordic Edtech Alliance. Educational technology is one of the five fastest growing markets in the world, attracting heavy investments. And edtech companies from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden are starting to make some serious international noise. Now these countries´ ecosystems are partnering to show the world the quality and potential of Nordic edtech.

 

The Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic edtech communities and actors. The aims of Nordic Edtech Alliance are to support and profile Nordic edtech internationally, where the Nordic values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are at the core. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers. The Nordic Edtech Award is NEAs first cooperative initiative.

Swedish Lexplore wins Nordic Edtech Award 2017

Lexplore from Sweden came out top when the best of Nordic edtech was on show at the first ever Nordic Edtech Award in Helsinki Thursday evening.

 

“Edtech product with medical precision representing the Nordic values Equality, Trust and Happiness in learning. Lexplore now brings these values to a global market”

 

Five finalists, one from each of the Nordic countries, pitched for The Nordic Edtech Award 2017 at the XcitEd event, in collaboration with Slush, Helsinki on 30 November. All finalists represents the Nordic Edtech core values: Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy.

The Finalists:

Lexplore - Service for discovering dyslexia in time (S) WINNER!!

Mightifier - Mightifier teaches social & emotional skills by positive peer feedback. (SF)

EduLab - Matematikfessor- Mathematics and adaptivity (DK)

Kara Connect - It connects special education and teachers to students that need special one-to-one help and gives access to the right help through on-line therapy. (IS)

Edtech Foundry/Differ - Differ is a messaging app that creates active learning communities for your courses, so students can collaborate and help each other. And it uses chatbot teaching assistants to automate student follow-up, so no student is left behind. (N)

The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is the first initiative from Nordic Edtech Alliance, a partnership launched at the event in Helsinki. The Award had an incredible response when launched in September 2017, with over 60 applications from all over the Nordics.

A jury consisting of David Helgason, Founder of Unity Technologies (DK), Johan Brand, Co-Founder of Kahoot! (N), Linda Liukas, Creator of Hello Ruby (Fi), Marie Claire Maxwell, Head of Tech and Start-Up Lead, Asia Pacific, Business Sweden, Salóme Guðmundsdóttir CEO of Icelandic Startups, had the very difficult job picking one winner out of the five shortlisted finalists.

The Nordic edtech community is getting in formation and there are many promising and exciting entrepreneurs in our countries. Through joining forces and pulling together, Nordic edtech has the opportunity to take a position as the best and most competitive in the world. The Nordic Edtech Award winner and finalists are great examples of this.

The Nordics attracts a lot of capital due to a high degree of innovation, usability, high technology and scaleability. A strong gaming industry and fintech scene are examples of this. With an internationally renowned education system, good at developing future skills like collaboration, creativity and entrepreneurship, and leading in digitalising the education sector, Nordic Edtech have all the ingredients needed to be the home for the next edtech unicorn.

 

Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic edtech communities and actors. The aims of Nordic Edtech Alliance are to support and profile Nordic edtech internationally, where the Nordic values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are at the core. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers. The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is NEAs first cooperative initiative.

 

SLUSH is a startup and tech event, organized annually in Helsinki, Finland. In 2016, Slush gathered 17,500 attendees, including 2,300 startups, 1,100 investors and 600 journalists, together representing 130 countries. This year there will be the XcitED edtech event done in collaboration with Slush, where The Nordic Edtech Awards will be held.

Contacts: email / phone

Finland: Olli Vallo, Co-Founder, Kokoa, olli.vallo@kokoaagency.com / +358 40 757 6961

Denmark: Pamela Kunkel, Peergrade, pamela@peergrade.io / +45 50 204 065

Norway: Hege Tollerud, CEO, Oslo Edtech Cluster, hege@osloedtech.no / +47 92 030 968

Sweden: Jannie Jeppesen, CEO, Swedish Edtech Industry, jannie@swedishedtechindustry.se / +46 70 224 4865

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