Coordinated by European Schoolnet in partnership with FundingBox and ISDI, the project will support promising European disruptors in the process of validating and testing their educational solutions in close collaboration with business and education mentorship and expertise with the aim of preparing those solutions to reach the market. IMPACT EdTech will focus on developing new solutions that can contribute to extending personalised and inclusive educational models and/or support the development of the skills relevant in today's world.
The project will consist of three main phases, repeated twice during the project life:
(1) Engagement of all relevant stakeholders, including key education players, experts, mentors and practitioners.
(2) Selection of the EdTech disruptors via 2 main Open Calls.
(3) The incubation of approved disruptors during two 9-months incubation/acceleration cycles.
Moreover, the IMPACT EdTech consortium, in agreement with the European Commission, has opened a separate Open Call (July - September 2020), for solutions addressing common challenges faced by schools during the COVID-19 crisis. The aim of this ‘Remote Schooling' Open Call is to support EdTech start-ups and SMEs that have developed educational solutions tackling this particular issue. Selected applicants will participate in a fast-track 5-month acceleration programme, during which they will be supported in piloting their solutions in schools and bringing them to market.
Funding: European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Duration: 2019 - 2022
- Status: Current