Category Archives: Incubators & Accelerators

News from European (ed)tech incubators & accelerators.

Accelerator EuropeanPioneers offers up to €250.000 in return for no Equity

The European Union offers a lot of support to tech startups including different sorts of funding. Yet, bureaucracy and complicated admission procedures often get in the way or founders are simply not aware of those opportunities.

EuropeanPioneers, hosted by Berlin, Germany based etventure, aims to change that through a virtual accelerator program which is focused on four areas in the media and content sector. The accelerator is one of 16 programmes across Europe fostering innovative businesses on the basis of breakthrough FIWARE Future Internet technologies over the next two years.

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Overview: The Winners of the Open Education Challenge

On Wednesday Open Education Challenge announced the 9 edtech startups chosen out of 20 finalists that will join the European Incubator for Innovation in Education and receive up to €20.000 seed investment in exchange for 6% equity on average.

The winners were chosen during a five day workshop and pitch competition in Barcelona from July 11th to 15th.

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Overview: The 20 Finalists of the Open Education Challenge

On Friday Open Education Challenge announced the 20 edtech startups that are invited to a workshop and pitch competition in Barcelona. The event takes place from July 11th to 15th and will end with the selection of the 10 teams that will be invited to join the incubator.

The 20 finalists have been selected out of 611 applications from 74 countries. The European Incubator for Innovation in Education will last 12 weeks, and the teams will visit five European cities, namely Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin and Helsinki, where they will be taken care of by the respective Challenge partners.

Each startup will receive up to €20.000 seed investment in exchange for 6% equity on average. For more information about the program, we invite you to read our overview from earlier this year.

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HEDLINE: Sanoma announces Learning Outcomes Accelerator

Sanoma Learning, a leading European learning company, announced the launch of a new innovation program titled Learning Outcomes Accelerator.

The program aims to to create innovative learning product ideas that improve learning outcomes.

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HEDLINE: UK Technology Strategy Board to invest £1.1 million in EdTech

The Technology Strategy Board together with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills launched a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to further stimulate the development of education technology products in the UK.

Through this SBRI competition organisations can attract a 100% funded development contract of up to £80k (inclusive of VAT) and projects will last up to six months. The Technology Strategy Board and BIS are to invest a total of up to £1.1 million through the competition.

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