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IMPACT EdTech European Incubator-Accelerator Programme - Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted June 4, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on June 29, 2020
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IMPACT EdTech will:
1) strategically focus on the testing and validation of pre-existing prototypes of digital education solutions, which serve to make education more inclusive, support personalised learning or support the skills development of children, teachers and/or other learners.
In addition to these, solutions which facilitate remote and mobile learning in periods of severe educational disruption applied to school education or general users will also be considered.
At the application stage, startups/SMEs are asked to make a number of claims on the social and educational impact of their solutions, which will be tested during the trials, allowing them to collect preliminary evidence to measure to what extent those claims have been met.
2) support 42 European start-ups/SMEs with almost €6M equityfree funding plus acceleration and mentoring services to bring their digital education innovations into the market, focusing on those solutions that can contribute to extending personalised, inclusive educational models and/or support the development of the skills relevant in today’s world.

IMPACT EdTech is looking for start-ups/SMEs to address one or more of the following challenges faced by the educational systems, that can be tackled by digital technology:
a) Inclusive education, targeting specific underserved or vulnerable groups (socially disadvantaged persons, immigrants or minority groups, special educational needs students or other groups), address early school leavers or support the improvement of educational attainment for all;
b) Personalised learning, (based e.g. on Artificial Intelligence (AI), learning analytics, and other technologies) with a focus on supporting new, research based pedagogical approaches for in-classroom education and encouraging life-long learning;
c) Skills development of children, teachers and other types of learners with a focus on, but not limited to, the development of STEM, Computational Thinking and 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication.

The 1st IMPACT EdTech Open Call welcomes applications from SMEs [legal person] (including start-ups) legally established in one of the Eligible countries.

Only one start-up/SME per application is allowed, which includes a team of at least two persons with complementary business and technical capabilities.

Utilize This Offer

Along the course of 2 open calls, IMPACT EdTech will support 42 start-ups/SMEs (21 per open call) in education and digital learning through a hybrid incubator-accelerator. We will validate, test MVPs (Minimum Viable Product) and prepare them to reach the market by providing early business and go-to-market support, in collaboration with education experts.

Start-ups/SMEs will receive business and educational mentoring and training services both in Stage 1 and 2.
Experts will help to analyse the potential of the start-ups/SMEs by short-cycle piloting in real educational settings to obtain preliminary impact assessment data that investors and clients require.

Only start-ups/SMEs legally established in the following countries will be eligible for the IMPACT EdTech Programme:
a) EU member states and their overseas territories;
b) H2020 associated countries;
c) UK – under the special circumstances.

Apply until: June 30th 2020 at 13:00 (CEST).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jun 04
Jun 04

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jun 05
Jun 05

Thanks, Ana.