Starting last November 2020, IMPACT EdTech Remote Schooling program united European start-ups, mentors, and participant schools for a common goal, to improve the Educational Technology solutions during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the midst of a difficult panorama for students around the world, European Schoolnet, the network of European Ministries of Education, united forces with ISDI accelerator and Funding Box to bring new innovative startups' solutions to education technology audiences. The Best-in-Class award was given to the 3 most promising European solutions to address the challenges encountered by teachers and students when teaching and learning remotely during the COVID-19 crisis.
According to IMPACT EdTech, the winner startups' outcomes have considerably improved the teaching and learning experience of many European schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and will undoubtedly contribute to shaping the future of education.
Elias Robot is the language learning solution that focuses on the interactive experience of practicing speaking skills with a friendly robot. During the program, Elias Robot's solution was piloted in three schools located in Italy, Portugal, and Spain. This last one being C.E.I.P. Bec de l'Aguila, which utilized Elias Robot in a hybrid learning context, allowing students to start their day with warm-up language exercises inside the class, and continue English speaking practice through the app at home.
"Participating in the IMPACT EdTech program was a great opportunity for us to fast track our development with the help of a great team of teachers and students! We could not be happier to have achieved such great results, now looking into the future we aim to bring our new remote learning solution available globally", says Johanna Hemminki, CEO and Founder of Elias Robot.
The Best-in-class award allows Elias Robot to explore future cooperation opportunities with a variety of European partners and investors, and become an active part of language learning curricula. Elias Robot is advancing its impact in education and this recognition will serve as a fast track for the further development and deployment of the solutions all over the world.