As an initiative offered by P.A.U. Education and ARMAT Group, and in collaboration with the EU Commission, 22 January 2014 marked the launch of the Open Education Challenge. As a call to education innovators, 10 applicants will be selected to join the European Incubator for Innovation in Education, receive up to 20,000€ in seed funding, as well as 12 weeks of training, mentoring and support in order to realise their own education startup – and iversity co-founder and Managing Director, Hannes Klöpper, is among the jury of experts!
Enthusiastic entrepreneurs or startups in a very early development stage are invited to apply. The only real criteria for submission is that the project must contribute to transforming education. Topics may range from learning contents, devices, tools and connectivity, learning assessment and analytics, school management and organisation, and learning communities. It is about taking education into the future through innovation and the fostering of ground-breaking ideas – and iversity is an active part of this mission.
The European Incubator for Innovation in Education will put the 10 winners through a 12-week intensive programme – taking them through 5 European cities, meeting with educational, entrepreneurial and technological experts for mentoring, designing, planning and testing their projects. The incubator’s partners include Aalto University, ESCP Europe and iversity!
Online education is at an exciting stage of development which could go in many, even unforseen, directions. New ideas and projects that emerge through close collaboration and exchange open up the opportunity to come up with new learning solutions and teaching practices. Join in and keep an eye on what’s to come.