About the Project
ENTER EdTech: Where start-ups meet with educational technology
The 21st-century teaching and learning system is evolving to respond to global challenges of economic competitiveness, a greater focus on educational equity, and a demand for impactful educational solutions and enhanced return on investment.
Yet, Education is sometimes an unpredictable industry. If one is launching a start-up in the Educational Technology (EdTech) niche, they need to be prepared for the specific and often quirky challenges that will come up while attempting to enter into the market. At the same time the EdTech industry has exploded on a massive extent; the competition is huge and to stand out one must be unique in multiple ways. Nevertheless, the European EdTech entrepreneurship ecosystem needs a lot of support since it is less advanced than the one in US or even China.
The ENTER_EdTech project is at the forefront of this challenge by improving the quality of entrepreneurship education in HE around EdTech by bringing together academic and industrial partners with entrepreneurial experience and expertise in educational technologies and learning pedagogies to empower undergraduate & postgraduate students, faculty members, researchers, staff and educators as well as university alumni to become EdTech entrepreneurs.
The project goals are:
to improve the quality of entrepreneurship education around EdTech, by bring together academic and industrial partners with entrepreneurial experience and with expertise in ed tech and learning pedagogies
to empower undergraduate & postgraduate students, faculty members, researchers, educators as well as university alumni to become EdTech entrepreneurs
to upgrade the quality of innovative & impactful EdTech products the number of EdTech start-ups in Europe that can grow exponentially
The ENTER EdTech project aspires to promote entrepreneurial skills and create an entrepreneurial mindset in the education technology sector, at a time when education is undergoing fundamental change. Education, as a whole, is a unique and often unpredictable industry, and both global challenges and more recent developments have accelerated its radical transformation.
Our ENTER consortium, comprised of industrial and professional partners as well as academic and research organizations, all renowned in the EdTech innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, assumes that there is no all-encompassing solution to meet every learning/teaching needs. ENTER is poised to support and prepare those who are launching a startup or scaling a company in the EdTech industry or any of its niche markets, for the particular, significant and often tricky challenges ahead. One of the key outcomes of the ENTER project will be the creation of EdTech Learning Innovation Hubs, entities focused exclusively on helping university students, researchers, alumni, startuppers and young professionals to improve their entrepreneurial skills, be able to recognize and assess business opportunities, and to validate their business assumptions in the EdTech space. Τhe ENTER acronym stands for the words “Entering the EdTech entrepreneurial world”.