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The Nordic Edtech Award now opens call for applications and the country finalists will pitch at Xcited, a side event to SLUSH in Helsinki, on the 20th of November.
The Nordic Edtech Award now opens call for applications and the country finalists will pitch at Xcited, a side event to SLUSH in Helsinki, on the 20th of November.

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Applications for Nordic Edtech Awards 2019 now open

The Nordic Edtech Award now opens call for applications and the country finalists will pitch at Xcited, a side event to SLUSH in Helsinki, on the 20th of November. The event will host a number of international and Nordic edtech investors.

Edtech is one of the fastest growing markets in the world attracting heavy investments globally. Edtech startups from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden are starting to make some international noise. The countries ecosystems are partnering in The Nordic Edtech Alliance (NEA) to show the world the potential of Nordic Edtech. The awards are identifying, showcasing and recognizing the the Nordics most promising Edtech startups for 2019. The winner will be picked by a top class jury and the winner will be getting fast tracked to the 2020 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition in Philadelphia, USA, and to the EdtechXEurope finals in London 2020.Last date for application 4th of November. Apply here

-The Nordics attracts a lot of capital. We are extremely good at innovation, userability, high technology and scaleability. Our strong gaming industry and fintech are examples of this. Adding our internationally renowned education system to the mix, where we are extremely good at developing future skills like collaboration, creativity and entreprenuership, and are leading in digitalising the education sector, we have all ingredients we need to be the home for the next edtech superstar, says Antti Korhonen, CEO of Xedu, a NEA partner.

Activity on the Nordic edtech scene is increasing with innovative new ideas coming up and companies paving the way to international markets and investments like Kahoot (N), Mightifier (SF), LABSTER (DK) and Lexplore (S) attracting large investments

-The time is right. The Nordic edtech community is getting in formation and we know how many interesting entrepreneurs we have in our countries. We want to be their megaphone to the international investment world, says Hege Tollerud, CEO at Oslo Edtech Cluster, one of the partnering communities.

This is the third consecutive year the Nordic Edtech Awards are held and previous winners are Lexplore (S) 2017 and Strawbees (S) 2018. Both companies are now paving the way for innovative Nordic edtech in the U.S and Asian markets.

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 Startup Award is NEAs first cooperative initiative.

Last date for application 4th of November. Apply here

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Swedish Edtech Industry är en ideell förening och branschorganisation som verkar för att Sverige skall bli det ledande landet i världen på att utnyttja digitaliseringens möjligheter och effekter i utbildningssystemet. Föreningen verkar för en fri och sund marknad, som säkerställer innovation och tillväxt, bygger kunskap i och utanför nätverket och driver kvalitetsfrågor. Branschföreningen vänder sig till edtech-bolag som har det formella utbildningssystemet som marknad, från förskola upp till och med universitet.

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Swedish Edtech Industry är branschorganisationen som samlar de företag som verkar inom edtech i Sverige, den första och enda i sitt slag. Vi är en självklar samtalspartner för de som styr och beslutar över utbildning och marknad för edtech, där vi driver frågor för en kvalitativ digitalisering av det svenska utbildningssystemet. Vi bygger upp och utökar ett nationellt och internationellt nätverk för att stärka svensk edtech på hemmaplan och på andra marknader.

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