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 Elias Robot
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 – TBC
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweden: Jannie Jeppesen - email@example.com
Norway: Hege Tollerud - firstname.lastname@example.org
Denmark: Mikkel Frich - email@example.com