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IE University, leading partner of the European EdTech Network (EETN) to Foster EdTech entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe

IE University partner of the European network EdTech (EETN) | IE University

EETN is part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education program.

A three-year project funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education program, the European EdTech Network (EETN), will bring together innovators, researchers and experts in education and digital technologies.

The EETN’s founding partners are IE University (Spain), University College London (UK), Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland), and Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

The Network will provide an online space for entrepreneurs, universities and institutions to share and develop relevant EdTech research-based content, digital methodologies and pedagogies, and promote best practices to boost the development of the European EdTech industry and, ultimately, improve higher education systems on the continent.

“It is a distinct pleasure to be part of this collaboration, the first of its kind in Europe, from the onset.”

“By bringing together education and digital experts and practitioners across Europe – from teachers and students to researchers and entrepreneurs – the EETN will enable a unique transnational cooperation that will take higher education to the next level,” said Lucia Figar, Chairwoman of IE Rockets. IE Rockets is IE University’s program that serves as accelerator, educator, and angel investor for startups in the higher education space. “It is a distinct pleasure to be part of this collaboration, the first of its kind in Europe, from the onset.”

The official launch of the Network took place at an event organized by University College London during the London EdTech Week on June 19, 2019.

IE Rocket’s Lucia Figar and Alison Clark-Wilson, Principal Research Lead at UCL Institute of Education, UCL EDUCATE project opened the June 19th launch event.

The opening and the EETN launch was followed by two panel discussions , provided different EdTech perspectives in Europe. The first panel included views on the role of HE in nurturing EdTech entrepreneurship, by Avi Warshavsky, CEO of MindCET, Cyril Ghanem , Head of Business Development of AppScho and Leila Guerra, Assistant Dean of Programmes at Imperial College Business School chaired by Professor Rose Luckin from Centred Learning Design at UCL and Director of EDUCATE. In the second panel, we leant more about the role of EdTech support in learning and teaching at HEIs from Angela Mcfarlane, education expert, Katy Fryatt, founder & CEO of Learnit and Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Promise Global and Executive Director of the Learner Variability Project, chaired by Mary Curnock Cook, former CEO of UCAS & Chair of Emerge.

More information about the European EdTech Network can be found at https://eetn.eu/