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UK-Austria EdTech Event

Digital Solutions for the New Normal

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 9.30 GMT (London) | 10.30 CET (Vienna)

Virtual via WebEx

 

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is pleased to be partnering with EdTech Austria and Advantage Austria to invite you to the "UK-Austria EdTech Event: Digital Solutions for the New Normal“ on Wednesday, 20 October 2021.

Following on from our first event, the UK-Austria EdTech Exchange that took place in March this year, we would like to explore how COVID-19 transformed education and how schools and teachers are adapting to the new normal. We will also shed some light on new trends in the EdTech industry and innovative products and services.

 

The UK-Austria Edtech Event is taking place online and will provide unique access to:

  • Teachers and industry experts from the UK and Austria
  • Exhibits from a selection of EdTech innovations from the UK and Austria
  • A commercial Meet-the-Buyer Programme in the afternoon, with pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings

 

Building on the success of the EdTech-Exchange, where we focused on government presentations and key strategies and policy (recording available upon request), the aim of this event is to facilitate a commercial exchange between UK and Austria.

The UK and Austria enjoy a long-standing bilateral relationship and by identifying parallels and collaborating across the public sector, we can jointly realise the significant potential that the fast-growing EdTech industry has to offer.

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Programme

This virtual event will be delivered in English and moderated by Sophie Bailey, Founder of The Edtech Podcast.


10.30 CEST (9.30 GMT)  

INTRODUCTION

Sophie Bailey, Founder, The Edtech Podcast

 

10.35 CEST (9.35 GMT)

WELCOME

Nerys Jones, Charge d’Affaires, British Embassy Vienna

 

10.40 CEST (9.40 GMT)

ADDRESS

Andrea Klambauer, Member of the State Government of Salzburg



10.45 CEST (9.45 GMT)

EDTECH TRENDS & INSIGHTS

Mario Barosevcic, VC Emerge Education

 

11.00 CEST (10.00 GMT)

PEDAGOGY & TECHNOLOGY
The role of the Welsh national learning platform in responding to COVID-19 and the future of teaching and learning in Wales

  • Dan Sivak, Owner & Founder, Thinqi.com.
  • Dr Kevin Palmer, Deputy Director of the Pedagogy, Leadership and Professional Learning Division of the Education Directorate, Welsh Government

 

11.15 CEST (10.15 GMT)

4 IN 1
How to successfully combine gamification, blended, mobile and micro learning

  • Severin Broucek, CEO,Teach for Austria
  • Michael Maurer, Co-Founder & CEO, eSquirrel

 

11.30 CEST (10.30 GMT)

Q&A SESSION

Sophie Bailey, Founder, The Edtech Podcast

 

11.45 CEST (10.45 GMT)

PITCH - UNIVERSITY IN THE UK

Ian Dunn, Provost, Coventry University 

 

11.55 CEST (10.55 GMT)

THE GREAT PIVOT
How FutureLearn has helped students, industry and universities to adopt supported online education

Dr Jonathan Nicholls, Senior Higher Education Adviser, Future Learn

 

12.00 CEST (11.00 GMT)

PITCH - UNIVERSITY IN AUSTRIA

Martin Weichbold, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, University of Salzburg

 

12.10 CEST (11.10 GMT)

PITCH - EDTECH IN AUSTRIA

Lukas Ott, Head of EdTech Solutions, Dotbite

 

12.15 CEST (11.15 GMT)

Q&A SESSION

Sophie Bailey, Founder, The Edtech Podcast

 

12.30 CEST (11.20 GMT)

WRAP-UP

Sophie Bailey, Founder, The Edtech Podcast

 

1:1 Meetings - EdTech Suppliers

If you are interested in taking part in exploratory 1:1 meetings to discover innovative solutions from more than 30 EdTech suppliers from Austria and the United Kingdom, please contact Carina Gastelsberger (UK companies) or Hannes Aichmayr (Austrian companies). The session will start at 13.30 GMT (London)/14.30 CET (Vienna).

 

UK EDTech Suppliers

 

ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM

3P Learning

3P Learning is the global leader in online learning for school-aged students, with our programs covering mathematics (Mathletics), spelling and literacy (Spellodrome), and reading skills (Reading Eggs).

Website

ENGLISH TEACHING

Across Cultures

Across Cultures is the creator of The Village and The Islands, which together make up the Learning Village (www.learningvillage.net). The Learning Village is a blended, image-based programme teaching English to students aged 6-16 years. Through three Learning Journeys, it steadily builds competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing English. 

Website

COURSES ON TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY

Aspire 2Be

Aspire 2Be is a multi award-winning learning technology company delivering learning solutions, professional development, online platform builds and wellbeing programmes through the use of the latest digital skills and technologies.

Website

ENGLISH LEARNING - TEACHING

Atlas English Ltd

ClarityEnglish, represented in Europe by Atlas English, is an educational technology company that has been publishing online resources for the teaching and learning of English since 1992. We run over 6 million learning sessions a year and have been a publishing partner of the British Council since 2006. Our e-learning solutions are used by Ministries of Education and leading educators in countries around the world. 

Website

AI POWERED MATHS TEACHING PLATFORM

BLUTICK LTD

Blutick is an AI-powered maths teaching platform that teaches and guides students rather than presenting and assessing.

AI capabilities make Blutick a live learning platform, engaging students and helping them learn while completing tasks, giving line-by-line feedback.

Blutick tracks progress, giving summaries of what students are good at and what they need to practise, giving next topic suggestions, this allows students to take control of their learning and revision.

Website

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

CDSM Interactive Solutions

CDSM is an award-winning education technology provider, founded by educationalists. CDSM’s learning management system, Thinqi, is the driving force behind Welsh Government’s Hwb project, acknowledged by Microsoft as one of the most successful nation-wide edtech implementations in the world. Through the innovative application of its web technologies, CDSM serves 25+ million users across education sectors in the UK and around the globe. 

Website

 AI BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING PLATFORM

CENTURY Tech

Founded by social impact entrepreneur, Priya Lakhani MBE in 2013, CENTURY uses Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience and Learning Science to transform teaching and learning.

With customers in over 45 countries across the world, our platform can be used on any internet-enabled device and support any language or curriculum. We have an extensive range of in-house developed English, Maths and science content that is mapped to multiple global curricula.

Website

E-LEARNING/DIGITAL ASSESSMENT

Certify Assessment Solutions

Certify Assessment Solutions is a specialist in the provision of e-learning and digital assessment solutions which includes:

  • e-Learning
  • Test authoring
  • Remote digital testing platform
  • Remote invigilation/proctoring
  • Global network of remote invigilators/proctors

Website

LANGUAGE LEARNING PLATFORM

Eurotalk Ltd

uTalk is a language learning platform which offers a large corpus of content for the education and training sectors. We have a particular focus on helping learners raise their attainment in verbal skills - listening and speaking. Our platform allows instructors and managers to monitor learners' performance on uTalk and provide feedback and encouragement.

Website

ONLINE EDUCATION PLATFORM

Future Learn

FutureLearn is a digital online education platform jointly owned by the Open University in the UK and by the SEEK Group, based in Melbourne, Australia. It works with 250 of the top universities, governments, industries and other organisations around the world. Its mission is to transform access to education.

Website

ENGLISH LEARNING PLATFORM

Let's Learn English

Letslearnenglish.com is a learning platform for students of English. We provide a full service to educational institutions: 2000+ units of English, all Cambridge and international exams covered, authoring facility for teachers to digitise their lessons, 350 international coursebooks mapped to our materials, self-study, teacher led or remote courses, compositions and recordings marked by hand, scheduling of lessons, attendance, lesson planning, Zoom/Teams embedding, English TV and radio, unlimited free inductions and teacher training. Established in 30 countries and with 120,000 students.

Website

ENGLISH LITERACY PLATFORM

LiteracyPlanet

We are an online literacy resource, offering a fun way for students to engage with and improve their outcomes. Used in over 70 countries, LiteracyPlanet is proven to make an impact whilst saving teachers hours of time.

Website

ENGLISH LEARNING PLATFORM

Little Bridge

With high production values and real academic credentials, LB is an award-winning, playful and comprehensive resource for young learners of English (500+ varied and stimulating activities) who have an urgent requirement to develop language fluency and literacy skills. With the emphasis on fun, our program engages digital natives through challenging games-based interactivity and adaptive learning – with proven results (LB has recently completed a research project under UCL’s EDUCATE program that shows the power of our unique social approach to ELL). There are 1.6 billion K-12 children worldwide and it's LB’s mission to help them succeed as competent users of English.

Website

ENGLISH LEARNING COURSES

m2r Education

Multi award winning UK ed-tech company supplying education services to over 40 countries. Services include online / digital English courses, online tutoring and international education recruitment. Current DIT Export Champions.

Website

APP (COGNITIVE SKILLS)

MentalUP Educational Games

MentalUP is a scientific educational app consisting of entertaining exercises and games improving cognitive skills for 4-12-year-old children and it is used by more than 10 million students across 100 countries.

Website

AUTOMATED GRADING PLATFORM (ESSAYS)

Motive8 Learning Ltd (Trading as Progressay)

Progressay helps students learn to write and helps teachers save time grading essays.

Website

EDUCATIONAL ROBOTS

Ohbot Ltd

Ohbot Ltd is a UK designer and manufacturer of educational robots. Our products are ideal for kids aged 7+ to learn programming and Artificial Intelligence in the classroom or at home. Hundreds of schools and STEM centres around the world use Ohbot to deliver the most engaging classes and Microsoft has used our robots in STEM workshops in most of their stores. Our robots can be programmed in blocks, Scratch and Python to emulate human face movements, speak and interact in most languages (including German), and they also include face detection and voice recognition features for a real time interaction.

Website

APP (ENGLISH LEARNING)

PERFECTLY SPOKEN LTD

Perfectly Spoken is a B2B and B2C award winning affordable and flexible custom built web application that provides the opportunity for students worldwide to learn English online with any internet connected device. Learning is delivered through a combination of live and on demand instruction. Structured video courses are conceived, created and delivered by expert English language teachers using proven pedagogical methodology to meet the needs of today’s global learning community. A complete learning experience is offered through the addition of opportunities to practise Speaking and Writing skills.

Website

LEARNING PLATFORM FOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Potentially

The potential.ly platform helps organisations deliver (digital) skill and professional development programmes. Current key customers include universities delivering extra-curricular skills and employability awards programmes, teacher training around digital skills, and portfolio learning.

Website

WORK-BASED LEARNING PROGRAMMES

ProjectSet

ProjectSet is a UK-based ed-tech social enterprise focused on virtual work-based learning programs. Our online platform connects students, educators and employers (“Users”) and provides them with tools to collaborate on virtual projects and challenges. These projects build employability skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork. ProjectSet is used by a growing community representing more than 120 institutions; they collaborate on internships, hackathons and course-based projects covering a range of topics from science to technology. ProjectSet has won accolades including GSV Cup Elite 200, Schmidt Forum’s World Tools Competition, Mayor of London’s Growth Programme and UCL’s Educate programme.

Website

REVISION AND ASSESSMENT PLATFORM

sAInaptic limited

Automated revision, homework and assessments platform that marks and provides instant feedback for free text answers to open ended questions.

Website

SCANNING PENS

Scanning Pens

Founded over 15 years ago, a real landmark for Scanning Pens was in September 2013 when UK exam boards allowed the use of pen scanners in exams in the UK. With our background in business management and enthusiasm for sourcing the latest & best IT systems, the company has deployed robust and scalable solutions enabling it to speedily deliver ever increasing numbers of orders each year. Recently Scanning Pens has opened subsidiaries in the US, Canada, Australia, India as well as expanding its network of resellers. Our aim is to inform educators & others that pen scanners are a fantastic solution for supporting independent reading.

Website

PARENT-TEACHER APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING SOFTWARE

School Cloud Systems Ltd

SchoolCloud is the UK's leading provider in parents evening and virtual appointment scheduling software. We're a Glasgow based company providing SchoolCloud Parents Evening, Clubs & Events and Room booking solutions to over 7500 schools across the world, as well as our US solution 'Meet the Teacher'. Our support is unparalleled and the stream of new features we release every month is hailed by our loyal customer base. For the last 14 months we've been developing our video add-on and assisted schools in using the virtual appointment software to keep in touch with parents throughout the first Covid-19 lockdown for free.

Website

ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

School Explained Limited t/a Learning Ladders

Learning Ladders provides assessment which goes way beyond tracking to effectively support teaching and learning for EYFS, Primary, and Secondary settings. Curriculum management tools support SLT with whichever curricula they use, in any language. Data analysis for school leaders incorporates formative assessment, summative assessment, and GL assessments to give a well-rounded picture of every child alongside whole school and vulnerable group summaries. A wealth of high-quality resources are linked to objectives, including from BBC Bitesize, Developing Experts, and Oak National Academy, giving teachers everything they need for lesson planning. Self-marking homework saves teacher workload and contributes towards the personal learning journey for every pupil.

Website

EDUCATIONAL MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Twig Education

Twig Education is an award-winning producer and publisher of educational multimedia, specializing in short films, media-rich instructional materials, and core-curriculum solutions for Pre–K–12 learning. Our flagship products include Twig Science, the complete phenomena-based program for the NGSS, and Twig Create, which gives students tools to make their own documentary videos. Our content is aligned to international curricula and is available in over 60 countries in over 20 languages. We’re proud of our partnerships with leading universities, including Imperial College London and Stanford, as well as with technology companies like Google for Education.

Website

ONLINE EDUCATION PLATFORM

Union Education Group

Union Education Group provides courses, group classes and 1-1 lessons both online and in person. With over one thousand courses and three hundred Educators available, we’re able to cater for a wide range of student requirements and goals. The company is divided into four key departments. Academic Development is focused on any subjects that are traditionally studied at school or university, such as English, maths, history or physics. Skill Acquisition concentrates on students’ extracurricular passions. Professional Learning teaches our students how to succeed in their career of choice. Wellbeing takes care of student mental and physical health.

Website

DATA DRIVEN TECHNOLOGY/VIDEO SURVEYS

VorteXplore

vorteXplore use advanced behavioural science and data driven technology, to deliver an engaging video survey experience to individuals within an organisation. Our big-data analysis and visual heatmap reporting measures and highlights patterns of individual and organisational lived experiences. These lived experiences help organisations to shine a light on the 'in' groups, empowering them to take care of the ones 'outside' - driving inclusivity improvements.

Website

SCHOOL DATA MANAGEMENT

Wonde Ltd.

Wonde is an innovative school data integration service provider, which offers a school-data management solution designed and built to integrate seamlessly with a school's student information system and apps. Wonde also offers Google sync, which automates and synchronises the Google for Education with school data saving schools a lot of time and effort. Our products have been a great success in the UK and internationally with over 23,000 schools using Wonde.

Website

Austrian EDTech Suppliers

 

AR SOLUTIONS FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES

Artivive GmbH

Artivive was founded by Sergiu Ardelean and Codin Popescu in January 2017 in Vienna, Austria. We’ve built a highly motivated and creative team of professionals and senior developers to help us become the augmented reality solution for artists and creatives.

Website

MUSIC APP FOR PRACTISING

Bacco Software Systems

With Bacco, we intend to intensify and promote active music-making in all its facets. Through innovative ideas and methods we want to encourage musicians to play an instrument and promote the joy of playing. We aim to encourage more and more people to play an instrument, because we are convinced: active music-making makes people happier.

Website

ASSESSMENT SOLUTION

BizDevelop Informationstechnologie GmbH

bizExaminer - a comprehensive eAssessment and eTesting solution for awarding bodies, certfication providers, public education sector, higher education, HR and psychometrics. Customizeable, Scalable, Stable

Website

LEARNING AND TEACHING PLATFORM

eSquirrel GmbH

eSquirrel turns your smartphone into a learning fascination! Well suited for textbooks in schools or learning materials for employees - eSquirrel inspires learners, and simplifies teaching, training, and onboarding. Experience exciting quests, 1-click analysis of homework and training exercises, quizzes and learning analytics - completely available offline.

Website

VIRTUAL FELLOWSHIP COURSES

Menon Labs Ltd

Menon Labs enables students to explore different industries and develop the skills to succeed in them. Through our 10-week long virtual fellowships built with leading tech companies, students learn how to create working products and work in interdisciplinary teams – just like in the industry.

Website

ROBOTICS LEARNING KITS

Robo Wunderkind

We are an Austrian EdTech Company and have created a learning resource that enables children aged 5-12 to get to grips with robotics and coding through the joy of collaborative play. Our kits encourage children to get creative with technology and solve real life problems both in the classroom and at home. In next to no time children can create their own robots and start coding with our accompanying app.

Website

 

 

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Points Of Contact

Carina Gastelsberger
Commercial Attaché
British Embassy Vienna
Carina.Gastelsberger@fcdo.gov.uk

 

Hannes Aichmayr
Project Lead
EdTech Austria
Hannes.Aichmayr@innovation-salzburg.at

 

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