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Insights and trends:
👉 How cyber secure are Edtech products in the classroom? As part of an international working group that aims to develop cybersecurity standards for the EdTech sector, Dr Velislava Hillman, visiting fellow at LSE, argues that products like Microsoft Teams were never meant for children and discusses the risks that EdTech products’ security vulnerabilities may expose them to.
👉 Considering that Big Tech is firmly rooted in the USA and China, and Europe has no equivalent technology providers who have proven themselves at scale, it is vital that Europeans gain a voice in shaping global computational infrastructure. Here are 4 ways the New EU Digital Acts fall short and how to remedy it.
👉 The Netherlands remains an EU leader on the Digital Economy and Society Index leaderboard because of our progress in digital competitiveness (connectivity, digital skills, integrations of digital technologies and digital public services).
👉 After a decade of glittering promises of democratization and egalitarian education, EdTech and its companies have become bigger — but not necessarily more 'educational'. If it is going to work for children, rich and poor, EdTech needs a culture change.
👉 Higher Education Edtech is a busy space and it can be hard to keep up with the innovation in the sector. Emerge is publishing a list of the top 50 emerging companies you should all be aware of.
👉 Dutch Edtech member JetLearn bags €1.2M to help kids learn Web3.0. They tell us; “Schools are preparing children for the jobs of today, not for the jobs of tomorrow! JetLearn’s accredited program is the World’s first and only Web 3.0 curriculum for the K-12 segment. The work done by Dutch Edtech to promote community and access for Dutch edtech founders is phenomenal! Thanks again from the JetLearn team.”
👉 As Edtech becomes more commonplace across school estates, is it time to provide leaders with more information about the firms they are buying products from?
👉 Everything you need to know about the Global EdTech Market in 10 charts by HolonIQ.
Initiatives organized by members & partners:
📣 The Brighteye Edtech Startup Festival takes place from the 5th to the 9th September. The festival focuses on Edtech startup teams. Helping companies in their startup phase and those building out specific functions in their business.
📣 Emerge is unveiling Season 3 of the Product-Market Fit Academy with their biggest line-up yet.
📣 Rubio is launching their annual PeopleTech Meet Up on September 1, 2022. Join them for an afternoon with WorkTech & EdTech entrepreneurs, VCs and thought leaders to exchange perspectives on PeopleTech, a group of technologies that impact people’s lives through education, employment and wellbeing.
🗣 Check out this overview of all current Edtech-related jobs in the Netherlands.
Dutch Edtech Events (Members only):
Focus Group: Cyber Security
Date: Mon 22 Aug 2022 11am – 12:00pm (CEST)
We will discuss cybersecurity controls and frameworks that your organisation ascribes to, challenges that you address as an EdTech supplier and an ideal scenario and motivations for obtaining cybersecurity assessments and certification.
There are five seats left in this focus group. Are you a Dutch Edtech member? Apply to the Focus Group via this link.
EEA Market Discovery Webinar: Spain 🇪🇸
Date: Mon 12 Sept 2022 5pm – 6:30pm (CEST)
More information coming soon. Members will receive an invite link.
Trade Missions & Conferences:
👉 Join the official Dutch delegation to Bett Asia 2022 (Bangkok, Thailand - late October) by expressing your interest via this link.
👉 Join the Edutech Awards at the conference (RAI Amsterdam, 5-6 October 2022).
The next issue of this newsletter will be published on the 13th of September. Let us know if you’ve got any feedback or a story to include by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sharing this email with your network is also much appreciated!
Peter, Ruben, Roel, Inna & Annet