Dutch EdTech News: Cybersecurity Concerns, European Funding Report 2023, and AI Advancements
Welcome to the Dutch EdTech April Newsletter. We're excited to bring you the latest updates from the EdTech community in the Netherlands. Enjoy reading!
Insights and Trends
Keeping up with the latest in education technology
👉 Good news! An update from the US Department of Education
Together with the other European Edtech Alliance members we have been working hard to create a Response to Dear Colleague Letter regarding third-party services, and their lobbying efforts are paying off.
The Department of Education has announced that they:
Intend to remove the provision of the guidance document pertaining to foreign ownership of a third-party servicer.
Will review public comments on areas of confusion or concern and consider clarifying and narrowing the scope of the guidance in several areas, including software and computer services, student retention, and instructional content.
This is a significant win for European Edtech and you can read more about it in this article.
👉 Recent reports have highlighted the need for increased cybersecurity measures in K-12 schools worldwide as they increasingly rely on EdTech products.
A study by the University of Chicago and New York University found that many EdTech products used by schools extensively track student data, potentially compromising their privacy and security. Meanwhile, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released best practices for K-12 schools, including investing in multifactor authentication and regularly conducting risk assessments. Educators worldwide should take note of these findings and prioritize cybersecurity measures to protect their students' data. Read more in these articles of EdSurge and EdTech Magazine.
👉 How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Education
AI has the potential to transform education in countless ways. From personalized learning to automating administrative tasks, AI-powered tools are revolutionizing the education landscape. E School News reports that AI-powered tools are already helping to improve student outcomes and reduce administrative workloads for teachers. Meanwhile, Tech Learning highlights how AI can enhance student engagement by providing personalized learning experiences. Understanding the impact of AI on education could be the key to staying ahead of the curve. Read more in these articles from E School News and Tech Learning.
👉 The European Edtech Funding Report 2023
Brighteye Ventures’ fourth annual European Funding report, made with the support of Dealroom data, digs into the development of the Edtech funding landscape to date, the most prominent European markets, and future trends set to define the next generation of startups and learners.
👉 The next 10 years of education finance. Allovue dives into a series of 10 learnings and predictions around the dominant themes and challenges facing education finance over the next decade.
👉 Dutch skills management platform AG5 raised a 6M€ series A
Initiatives organized by members & partners
News and updates from our EdTech community
📣 Last months BETT conference in London was an incredible success for the Dutch EdTech industry, with 45 innovative companies showcasing their latest education technology innovations at the NL Lounge.
Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Special Envoy at Techleap.nl opened the event, stressing the importance of technology in education
The NL Lounge was the second most visited stand in the Country Pavilion
Though leaders' panel discussed current state and challenges of being an entrepreneur in EdTech industry
Check out all the Dutch companies present at the BETT conference: https://lnkd.in/geR6Np6q
📣 APRIL 21 | Join the Largest and Most Practical AI Event in the Netherlands: GPTx with 48 Workshops! - Haarlem
GPTx is the largest and most practical AI event in the Netherlands, with 48 workshops and demonstrations on AI applications, AI leadership strategies, and AI in education. The event is for executives, business professionals, and educational staff who want to learn how to use AI tools in their own work and for their organization.
There is a special education track with 16 workshops for school boards, school leaders, and teachers on how to deal with the opportunities and downsides of AI in the classroom. Organized by experts from Lessonup, Digital Society School, the Universities of Applied Sciences of Arnhem, Utrecht, and Amsterdam, Surf and more.
As a partner, we offer a discount code for €50 off the ticket price (normal price €150 ex VAT). Register now via this link, limited spots available.
📣 MAY 23-25 | Discover the German Edtech market at Learntec in Karlsruhe
Join ROM Utrecht on a visit to one of the largest Edtech trade fairs in Europe, from May 23-25. With three topic areas covering education, university and corporate sectors, the fair provides opportunities to explore a wide range of Edtech applications and needs. For more info and to sign-up, click here.
📣 Calling all EdTech startups! Looking to collaborate with educational institutions and work on challenges within education?
Check out the Startup in Residence program, which offers innovative startups the opportunity to work with universities on challenges that EdTech solutions can address.
the six-month incubation phase, both parties will participate in a mentoring and training program focusing on specific themes relevant to the process. Challenges range from creating a flexible solution for planning and organizing assessment interviews to developing a tool for students to improve their skills in stressful situations through virtual reality.
📣 Are you looking to expand your company internationally?
Interested in the France, Italian, Spanish, German or UK market? Learn from local experts about the EdTech Market in K12, Higher Education, and Corporate/ Lifelong Learning.
Get the recordings of the EEA’s Market Discovery webinars here!
EdTech career opportunities in the Netherlands
🗣 aNewSpring is looking for a Marketing Development Representative (Inbound Sales) - Rotterdam
🗣 Check out this overview of all current Edtech-related jobs in the Netherlands.
Dutch EdTech Events (members only)
Upcoming EdTech events and meetups
➡️ Aril 19th | 3.15-5.30PM CET | In person | 🚀 Ready for a Learning Revolution? 🤖 🧠 Discover How AI is Changing the Game with Donald Clark!
Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to hear from Donald Clark, a leading expert on "AI for Learning".
With limited spots available, this Wednesday's event is your final chance to register. Join us for an hour-long keynote presentation by Donald as he shares insights from his latest book, "AI for Learning", and explains how AI is transforming the world of education.
As Dutch EdTech Founders, Mark Visser and Marco van Sterkenburg explain, "Donald Clark is on track to become the most important international speaker in the field of AI and Learning" and "combines in-depth knowledge of neuroscience and learning methods with insights into use cases and business impact."
Don't miss out on this eye-opening and informative experience. Register now and secure your spot for this exclusive event here: https://lu.ma/rn205cd9
➡️ May 15th | 4-5PM CET | Online | BETT Asia | information session
Discover BETT Asia (October 4-5 in Bangkok, Thailand) - Is it right for you?
Are you interested in the latest trends in education?
Want to expand your network and connect with industry leaders?
Curious about doing business in Asia?
Join us for an interactive session where we'll explore everything BETT Asia has to offer, how to prepare for the event, the benefits of attending, the investment required. Sign-up via this link: https://lu.ma/f71ut09z
➡️ Series of curated founder dinners
Get ready for a series of exclusive and intimate founder dinners, carefully crafted to unite driven individuals with a shared passion for entrepreneurship.
Engage in meaningful conversations and gain valuable insights from like-minded peers who are as passionate about your field as you are. Not only that, but you may even get the chance to interact with an expert in your chosen topic.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your network and knowledge. Let us know your preferred topic by filling out this quick questionnaire and secure your spot now!
Dutch EdTech Members
Welcome aboard to our newest members!
We are excited to share that we have introduced a new membership tier exclusively for established scale-ups, and we are delighted to welcome our newest thought leader members.
These influential EdTech leaders have joined us and have committed to sharing their expertise with the Dutch EdTech community through online deep dives and during founders dinners in their respective fields. They are paying a yearly membership fee of 5K, demonstrating their "pay it forward" mentality towards the community.
Please meet our new thought leader members, including founders from:
aNewSpring An adaptive learning platform for training providers
Feedback Fruits Help educators make courses engaging
Lepaya Power skill trainings that enable professionals to be more effective in their work and enjoy more happiness in life
Relevance The learning company
Studyportals Empowering the world to choose education
Studytube Making employee development as simple and accessible as possible
Wizenoze The new way of delivering educational content
In addition, we are pleased to welcome more new members who have recently joined the community:
🎓 Omnia enhances the student experience on campus with their PLEQ web app.
👩💻 Techionista Academy is empowering women through technology.
💼 Airoc unlocks human potential through state-of-the-art technology for on-the-job training and personal development.
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Ewoud, Ruben, Roel, Linda & Jitske
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