Expectations and insights for 2022
Insights and trends
Dealroom and Brighteye Ventures launched a new edtech platform aimed to be a comprehensive reference point for edtech founders, VCs, and policymakers, working on areas that touch education and learning. The open-access nature of the platform makes it an ideal tool to find funding opportunities, foster collaborations, and enhance visibility. Sign up and start instantly exploring.
Over the years EAF has been working closely with several EdTech accelerators, including xEdu (Helsinki), EduSpaze (Singapore), WISE (Qatar), StartED (New York), and most lately the EdTech Incubator Helsinki. Along the way they’ve gathered a bunch of insights on what are the potential benefits that EdTech companies can gain through participation in an acceleration program.
How do you tempt people to start working in healthcare and technical skills? Squla-founder André Haardt has built an app that will make reskilling easier to step into.
The State of European Tech 2021 is the deepest, data-led investigation into the European tech ecosystem.
A guidance document to help companies decided which markets to enter, beyond their first market, including templates.
After tripling growth, Lepaya scores the third largest funding round in the European corporate learning sector.
Peter Kuperus, Managing Director and co-founder of Lepaya tells us: “We are excited to partner with Target Global. The strong interest of leading investors validates and reinforces Lepaya’s approach to preparing organizations and their workforce for the future of work. We will use the fresh funding to accelerate market consolidation in 2022, further develop our offline and online training offering, expand across Europe, and double our team size. We expect this to accelerate organic and inorganic growth, helping us to progress towards our goal to become the European market leader for upskilling.”
We'd like to congratulate Lepaya on this enormous achievement! 🎉
Member question: ISO 27001 Certification
"It seems that our customers are asking more and more for an ISO 27001 certification and I always have to explain 'we are working on it'. I would like to ask the other companies if they want to go along with that certification, where they do it and how much impact it has on the organization (the people, new guidelines, costs of certification and maintaining it)"
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Did you hear about the Edtech for Education Innovation initiative from SURF? You can find several presentations of innovation processes of Dutch universities/HBO's in this folder. If you're interested you can also become a member of their LinkedIn group.
FeedbackFruits received the GOLD AWARD for their Tool Suite in the E-learning category and the SILVER AWARD for the Automated Feedback tool in the AI category. Ewoud de Kok expresses his utmost excitement and gratitude: "The awards are not only for FeedbackFruits but for the entire education sector that is affiliated with our EdTech DoTank. In the EdTech DoTank, we develop all tools through co-creation with educational institutions, which together form our tool suite."
Splashtop is hosting a complimentary virtual Lunch & Learn about the transformation to a future proof way of learning, where you can hear the best practices from other universities and colleges around the globe. Keep your energy levels up - you will receive €20 of credit for UberEats when you attend the event.
In this episode: Jan-Willem Huisman, founder of IJsfontein. IJsfontein has made media interactive with a focus on playful learning since 1997. Their projects have objectives ranging from creating awareness to education and from training to educational entertainment. We discuss the importance of playful learning, gamification and the possibilities of EdTech, and much more.
Events, Trade Missions & Conferences
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom, the Regional Development Agency of Utrecht Region (ROM Utrecht Region), and Dutch Edtech have joined forces to get you all up and close to cutting edge international Edtech action. Click on the link to join the delegation.
Dutch Edtech & Marineterrein Community Drinks (rescheduled to Feb/March)
Due to the new restrictions, we have decided to move the Community Drinks to Feb/March 2022. We definitely don't want to cancel, so we're hoping to update you soon with an invite to finally be able to meet physically.
During this Dutch Edtech Deep Dive with Henny Hoekstra, Marketing & Sales Manager at Pluvo, we will discuss how to properly onboard new members in your team and share best practices of doing this in a remote way during current times.
That will be it for now and let us know if you have news to share with the community! See you soon at one of the events or if you're interested to become a member, feel free to sign up for an onboarding meeting via this link.
Annet, Peter, Ruben and Roel