In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the great majority of European countries implemented country-wide school closures, and most European teachers were forced to adapt to an emergency remote teaching setting relying heavily on digital technologies.

This pandemic has shown us than now more than ever innovation in education is key. For this reason, IMPACT EdTech launched its emergency “Remote Schooling’ Open Call, and selected 11 young European companies (start-ups) which provide innovative solutions that can address challenges faced by schools and learners in remote learning settings.

Now, European Schoolnet is launching a call for teachers who are ready to test out these solutions and provide feedback on their pedagogical use: 10 solutions will be tested in the classrooms (type A1) and one will be entering a focus group co-creation process with teachers (type A2). We are looking for 33 teachers of pupils in primary and secondary school from all over Europe. The piloting, that will run from February 2021 to April 2021, will evaluate each solutions’ potential for classroom use and its capacity to improve student knowledge and engagement.

Each of the 11 different start-ups participating in the IMPACT EdTech programme is looking for their fortunate 3 teachers. We know that you might have many questions such as: What are the application’s requirements? or Which solution would best fit my profile?

Do not worry, we have prepared an explanatory overview of the different requirements for each pilot. Take a look and discover all the possibilities you have at hand!

Below you can find a summary of the 11 start-ups participating in the project:

  • 99mathSolution to be tested: A math practice game used in the classrooms, for homework, and for playing at home. Math primary teachers from Spain, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Ireland, France, Belgium and Greece encouraged to apply. Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • BlutickSolution to be tested: AI powered Maths Teaching platform. Match secondary teachers from Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Spain and Austria encouraged to apply. Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • Bolster Academy: Solution to be tested: Mathematics homework and assessment tool which uses automated grading & in-depth personalized feedback. Math upper-secondary teachers from UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • Elias RobotSolution to be tested: Language learning app. English as foreign language teaching teachers of students from 6 to 12 years old encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • Key2enable: Solution to be tested: Assistive technology Hardware device (a learning board) with an educational platform, suitable for special education needs. Teachers from any subject coming from Portugal, Spain, UK, Netherlands, Israel, France, Ireland, and Finland encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • LabsLandSolution to be tested: Access to real STEM laboratories and equipment through the Internet. STEM teachers from Spain, Portugal, UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • NoteblocSolution to be tested: A mobile scanner app to scan, organize and share documents, notes. This solution is available in many languages and teachers from primary and secondary school are encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • Otto DIYSolution to be tested: Otto DIY, a do-it-yourself robot anyone can build and learn to program. Computer science, Technology, Mathematics, and other STEM subjects encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply
  • SutoriSolution to be tested: A collaborative instruction and presentation tool for the classroom. STEM, foreign language Humanities secondary teachers encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • The InventorsSolution to be tested: Educational kits that inspire children in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) subjects. Primary teachers from Spain, Germany, France, UK, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Sweden encouraged to Read more on this pilot and apply.
  • Tactile ImagesSolution to be tested: An e-learning platform that empowers visually impaired and blind children to study and discover the world independently. Piloting requirements information coming at the beginning of January.

If you are curious in testing out new tools and practices that and would like to support a promising EdTech company, read more about each pilot and apply to the best call for you!

We look forward to hearing from you!  Join the EdTech revolution!

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.