Edtech startups from the 28 member states of the European Union are invited to participate in the first TELL US Awards, a newly launched EU contest which aims to find new and innovative “technology enhanced learning” services and products in order to promote them in classrooms across Europe.
The TELL US Awards, short for Technology Enhanced Learning Leading to Unique Stories, are organized by a consortium of European media and research centers and tech clusters throughout different European states and supported by the European Commission. Participating in the organization of the awards are Inno TSD, Momentum, Cap Digital, Madrid ICT-Audiovisual Cluster, MEDIA EVOLUTION, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
In the first phase between June 12th to December 20th edtech startups are invited to submit an expression of interest via the TELL US website. In January the winners of the four contest regions (Mediterranean; Northern Europe and Baltic countries; Germany and Eastern Europe; UK, Ireland, France and Benelux) are selected and announced by an international jury panel. On June 12th 2015 the four category winners will be announced at Future en Seine.
Prizes for the four winners will include a cash prize, business development mentoring support services, internationalization support via the project partners, opportunities to participate in major conferences and exhibitions as well as EU project support and networking with key TEL actors and the TELL US Award sponsors. The 16 regional winners will also be showcased during the international Future en Seine show held in Paris.
The TELL US Awards are open to small and large enterprises, innovators, students, teachers and professors from the 28 EU Member States who created products or services for primary and secondary schools, universities or vocational education and training. Key criteria for submitting an entry is that the product and or service has already been developed and is tested in classrooms or similar environments.