Estonia was awarded the International EdTech Programme of the Year at Bett Awards

The Education and Youth Board of Estonia was awarded the Global Showcase Award for International EdTech Programme of the Year at the Bett Awards today in London. The award was received by Ms Tiina Intelmann, the Ambassador of Estonia to the United Kingdom. “Estonia is a well-known education innovator in the world, including in the […]

A headteacher interning at a startup – only in Estonia!

For the second year running, school leaders in Estonia are undertaking full-time internships in companies with well-established management cultures. Estonian startup Veriff is taking part in the initiative called Educational Leaders’ Internship Program and has welcomed a headteacher of Estonian school to their team.  Siret Paasmäe has been a school leader for 15 years at Tallinn […]

Estonian tech firms invest in public education

‘I think it does not sweep anyone off their feet hearing that young women are less likely to continue their academic path in IT or to choose their career in tech compared to men,’ writes Anett Numa, the digital transformation adviser at the E-Estonia briefing centre. ‘We do not perceive this pattern only in Estonia […]

Innovative ideas to support distance learning

Startup Estonia together with the Education and Youth Board held the Education Upgrade Hack 2020 – a hackathon looking for innovative ideas that could change the world of education and support distance learning. Within 48 hours 21 participating teams formed their ideas into prototypes. Among teams, there were educational experts and technologists, teachers, entrepreneurs, business developers, programmes, […]

Estonian education technology firms grew vigorously during the emergency situation

Estonian education technology companies used distance learning (caused by the emergency situation) as a growth opportunity – on average the companies saw an increase of 170% in clientele. Estonian companies are expanding to India, Indonesia, Germany, Turkey as well as the United States. Estonian EdTech companies and education innovation are one of the main priorities […]

Estonia offers its digital education solutions for free to support other countries

Estonia, the leading education nation in Europe (No 1. in PISA test in Europe), announced that it is humbled to share all of its digital education tools to support other countries’ education systems during the COVID-19 crisis. As of today, all school buildings in Estonia are closed. Teaching and learning have been moved entirely online. “Who […]