Nordic EdTech News #10 : 2020-01-06

Introducing a new decade of Nordic and Baltic EdTech innovation!

Welcome to 2020! I hope that everyone has had the opportunity to disconnect from work over the holiday season, particularly as January starts the year (as always!) with a bang.

BETT and Educa take place in a couple of weeks. I’ll be looking forward to both events in the next issue of this newsletter, published on 20th January. Please do email me at if you’ve got announcements to include or if you’d like to connect at BETT.

If you missed any of December’s newsletters, please check out our archive here, including our exclusive interview with Charles Madon, Partner EMEA, at Lego Ventures here.

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With best regards for the year ahead, Jonathan

Regional news

Global trends

  • Brighteye Ventures publish the second edition of their indispensable ‘The State of EdTech Marketing Report 2019.’ (Link)

  • The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative outlines its work to move classrooms and teaching into the future. (Link)

  • Compelling mix of opinions and lots to read in EdSurge’s ‘A Decade in Review: Reflections on 10 Years in Education Technology.’ (Link)

  • John Fallon’s due to retire as Pearson CEO this year. (Link) Will be interesting to watch his replacement and their strategy moving forward.

News from Denmark

News from Estonia

  • BeED announce launch of their new Indonesia Sales and Marketing office. (Link)

  • Digitisalisation and education = Education Nation. Full story here.

  • Amazing to see Estonian Teachers included en masse in this list of 2019’s Outstanding Estonians! (Link)

  • How HITSA has successfully advanced results in ICT. (Est, Eng)

  • Update on the partnership between Merkuur and the VIVISTOP Telliskivi in Tallinn. (Link)

  • Interesting profile of the Riesenkampff Foundation, who launched and support the, a programme to promote IT education in schools. (Link)

  • This year’s sTARTUp Day is just around the corner - 29 to 31 January in Tartu. Full details here.

News from Finland

News from Iceland

News from Latvia

  • Riga Stradins University announce plans to build a science centre and to develop a training programme for startup entrepreneurs. (Latvian)

  • TechChill 2020 now just over a month away (Riga, Feb 20 - 21) (Link)

News from Lithuania

News from Norway

News from Sweden

  • Maria Gårdlund is appointed as CEO at Dugga. (Swe, Eng)

  • Do listen to this excellent podcast (in Swedish) from Futurion featuring Karin Bjerde at Kognity. (Link)

  • Gleechi announce partnership with Jisc to provide virtual reality training in the UK. (Link)

  • Gro Play launch new maths game 'Play 123, Alfie Atkins' on iOS and Google Play.

  • Dora Palfi, CEO of imagiLabs, provides a compelling account of an EdTech founder’s year (Link) as they celebrate 2019’s achievements here.

  • Great BETT 2020 programme from Microsoft Sweden. (Swe, Eng)

  • New version of NOKflex Mathematics launched, giving teachers access to large amounts of student insight. (Swe, Eng)

  • Register interest in Swedish EdTest, the new national test bed for EdTech here.

  • Ugglo announce that they now have over 100,000 paying users. (Swe, Eng)

Thanks for reading and see you again on 20th January!

Best regards, Jonathan

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