Continental Europe’s final event for the Global EdTech Startup Awards was celebrated yesterday, 29 October, in Barcelona where Pierre-Antoine Ullmo, one of the jury members and Open Education Challenge and P.A.U. Education founder, announced the winner from the shortlist of finalists. The event took place at Incubio, the big data incubator, and with more than 40 in attendance, the gathering also benefitted from Yishay Mor’s (creative director of the Open Education Challenge) valuable feedback during his masterclass, ‘Edtech Startups: Are you solving the right problem? And is your solution effective?’
The Global EdTech Startup Awards is an initiative led by a group of education innovation organisations from around the world that aims to recognise the world’s most promising EdTech startups with the potential to offer groundbreaking learning solutions.
At the event, the three winners were selected and announced:
- First place winner, Domoscio (France), aides training by offering an adaptive memorisation solution to enable users to remember more and improve the development of skills. This innovation represents a new generation of learning.
- Second place went to Yousician (Finland), a new way to learn to play musical instruments.
- Third place went to Science Bits (Spain), a very promising multimedia science resource for secondary school.
All three of the selected startups are now invited to join a special activity in Tel Aviv hosted by MindCET, the EdTech innovation centre, in November. It will involve Google Campus with the EdTech delegation, headed by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, interacting with Israeli teachers who will serve as a testing crowd, and networking with Israeli startups and investors.
The Open Education Challenge is one of the Global EdTech Startup Awards partners and led the evaluation and Jury’s grid of continental Europe’s participants. The final discussion and subsequent decision took place this week and joined the opinions of a poll of reputable education, innovation and startup acceleration experts from across Europe:
- Avi Warshavsky, CEO of MindCET, edtech Innovation Center
- Pierre-Antoine Ullmo, P.A.U. Education and Open Education Challenge founder
- Yishay Mor, Learning Design Scientist and Creative Director of the Open Education Challenge
- Aleix Valls, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Director, 4YFN at Mobile World Capital
- Olivier Brechard, General Manager of WebForce3 and Executive Director of WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education)
- Andrés Manso, Incubio’s Founder and Partner
- Ekaterina Gianelli, Investment Director at Inventure