Who can participate?

The competition is for edtech products from Nordic-founded (from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland or Iceland) registered companies. The product needs to represent educational technology, but it can include also non-digital elements (print materials, devices, toys etc.). The non-digital parts need to be sent to the Award organizers for the review. A company can enroll several products (please fill the form separately for each product). The enrolled product needs to be available either in English or in any official Nordic language. The delivered additional product materials need to be in English and the pitching at the final must be held in English.

How to participate?

The application period ended 04.11.2019. You need to grant us an access to your product. If your product is not free to use or available with a free trial, please write instructions on how to get it. Write eg. a redeem code or access credentials to the “additional information” field. If you have non-digital parts that needs to be posted, please send to xEdu, Siltavuorenpenger 7, 00170 Helsinki, Finland.

Process description

All participants are reviewed by the Nordic Edtech Award organizers. The finalists are informed 08.11.2019. The five selected companies get to the finals held at XcitED in Helsinki on 20.11.2019. The finalists are expected to pitch their solution in finals at XcitED. The finalists cover their own travel expenses. The Nordic jury will select the winner based on the pitches at the event. The pitches need to be in English.

The Prizes

The winner of the Nordic Edtech Award is offered:

Fast track to the 2020 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition in Philadelphia, USA

A space at the xEdu Spring 2020 program in Helsinki, Finland

A space in the final of the EdtechX Global series in London on 18.06.20

An Education Alliance Finland evaluation.

Evaluation criteria

The participating companies are evaluated for their pedagogical quality, performance and usability of the product, their business model and degree of societal and/or commercial impact. Focus on these aspects in the related materials you want to deliver us.


Finland: heini@mehackit.org

Sweden: jannie@swedishedtechindustry.se

Norway: hege@osloedtech.no

Denmark: mikkel@edtechdenmark.dk

Application will open on Tuesday 15.10.19

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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.