The finalists for the Nordic Edtech Award 2018:
Sweden – Strawbees
Hands on creativity and problem solving with construction and code
Denmark – Acadal
Meaningful adult life-long learning and training in large organizations
Norway – Leap Learning
Teaching children to learn how to learn. Combining technology and hands-on games into a flipped classroom – the Leap Learning Labs – with different stations, focusing on logic, literacy and numeracy
Iceland – The Captain
Managing personalised learning in all subjects without overhead on teachers
Finland – WordDive
An AI-based app for learning foreign language speaking skills
The awards final will take place at the Edtech Day during Oslo Innovation Week in Oslo on Wednesday 26 September. The awards will identify, showcase and recognise the best of edtech from the Nordics. The winner will be picked by a top class jury and prizes include a space at the Entrepreneurial Marketing Program for Creative Tech at Nordic Innovation House in New York this autumn, and a fast-track to the xEdu Spring 2019 program in Helsinki, Finland
Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic edtech communities, launched in 2017 and created to support and profile Nordic edtech internationally, where the Nordic values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are at the core. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers.
The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is the first initiative from Nordic Edtech Alliance, launched in 2017.