IMPACT EdTech announces the 17 winner start-ups and SMEs that will enter the IMPACT EdTech programme

 

  • The pre-selected finalists of the third open call, chosen amongst 278 applications from 35 countries, will receive up to €197,388 in equity-free funding, alongside incubation, acceleration and mentoring services.
  • IMPACT EdTech is offering a total of €5.5M in equity-free funding in three open calls for start-ups and SMEs within the framework of Horizon 2020 programme by the European Commission.
  • The IMPACT EdTech programme’s ultimate goal is to support European start-ups and SMEs as they move from promising prototypes towards viable products.

Madrid, September 21, 2021.- IMPACT EdTech, the European Incubator-Accelerator that helps EdTech start-ups and SMEs turn ideas into market-ready products, has announced the names of the 17 ‘pre-selected’ start-ups entering the incubation stage of the programme. The project led by European Schoolnet, ISDI Accelerator (ISDI) and FundingBox chose the companies during a Jury Day held online on 13-14 September, in which 28 start-ups and SMEs pitched in front of a panel of education and business experts. Prior to that, on 6 September, the finalists attended a pitch workshop hosted by ISDI Accelerator in which pitching experts helped participating start-ups improve their presenting skills and prepare for the Jury Day. Start-ups also attended a session on “GDPR for EdTech”.

The start-ups and SMEs who were invited to pitch in the IMPACT EdTech Jury Day were chosen from amongst 278 applications from 35 countries. The jury was composed of representatives of European Schoolnet, ISDI, FundingBox and external advisors experts in the education and entrepreneurship sectors.

List of the ‘pre-selected’ winners of IMPACT EdTech third open call

These are the 17 start-ups and SMEs that have been ‘pre-selected’, that first need to through a final legal check before they are accepted into the programme:

  1. Memorix (Denmark) – Memorix is a co-creation learning platform that significantly improves memorization by combining proven memo-techniques with 3D technology..
  2. Poikilingo (Denmark) – A children’s language-learning app that smooths the integration of migrant children via playful & culture-rich gamified activities. 
  3. CloudGuide (Spain) – A global sightseeing app to guide and engage the visitors at tourist attractions, museums and cultural sites.
  4. GoLexic (Germany) – GoLexic School app: support children with dyslexia and reading challenges with an innovative, accessible, effective and affordable solution.
  5. InterVeu (Estonia) – Find your voice with InterVeu, an AI-powered tool that suggests improvements to your speech, to help you learn better communication skills.
  6. Jade Autism (United Kingdom) – Game-based platform providing data for better decision-making on educational resources for children with Autism, ADHD and Down Syndrome.
  7. Silenole Digital (Spain) – Digital tools, contents and scientifically proven methodologies for effective bullying prevention, intervention, and follow-up in schools.
  8. Reboot Academy (Spain) – Welcome to the future of education. Learn what really matters.
  9. NoCode Institute (Portugal) – Digital reskilling platform that allows transitioning digital immigrants to reboot their careers by learning to build software without code.
  10. Cardemy (France) – Cardemy Fluent empowers language teachers with an AI-driven platform enabling them to design individualized blended learning experiences.
  11. CleverBooks Ltd. (Ireland) – Digital collaborative learning space for primary education based on Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
  12. ArtCentrica (Italy) – ArtCentrica, a unique and personalised way to experience Art, and more.
  13. Edhance (Czech Republic) – A platform for creating learning activities integrating a data-driven formative assessment tool for truly personalized learning
  14. Hero (Denmark) – Hero enables everyone to read for themselves. It promotes the desire to read and brings reading back into everyday life
  15. Cobie AI (Slovenia) – Our AI assistant boosts teacher’s abilities where teachers can give their knowledge to more students faster in a more personal way.
  16. Taut (Estonia) – Taut combines all of the essential tools for modern classrooms – communication, whiteboard, assignments, materials, school radio, and much more.
  17. CheckMath (Luxembourg) – Get immediate feedback on your step-by-step mathematical work.

Selected companies will enter into the incubation stage, a four-month programme focused on helping the start-ups test, validate and refine their initial product offering. In order to carry this out, start-ups will be custom-matched with mentors, experts in the fields of business and education. This stage will kick off with an intensive training bootcamp start-up on October 13.

After this first stage, another selection process will take place. The best-performing companies from the first stage will be selected to enter the second stage, acceleration, which focuses on supporting the start-ups in their development and deployment of a go-to-market strategy.

Reserve list

Three extra start-ups have been pre-selected and would join the programme in the case that any of the other 17 companies are not eligible after the legal check:

  • Levebee (Czech Republic) – App for learning math basics for students of all backgrounds and pre-dispositions.
  • ZenCreate – Marshmallow Games SRL (Italy) – ZenCreate Edu is a no-code tool that lets teachers create beautiful and engaging interactive lessons for their students in minutes.
  • SkillTransition (Netherlands) – New biometrics & AI powered VRealm of learning possibilities.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871275. Neither the European Commission (EC) nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for how the following information is used. The views expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EC.