First Estonia’s diplomatic representative for education will be Birgit Lao

Birgit Lao is appointed as the first Estonia’s diplomatic representative for education. The main objectives of the representative are promoting Estonia’s successful education solutions in the world, representing Estonia in education matters internationally, supporting the export of educational technology companies and attract investments to Estonia. “Estonia’s education is a fine example, our success stories are […]

Three ways public-private partnerships are transforming education. Insights from Estonia

For a long time, it has been a common understanding in many countries that governments are solely responsible for the provision of education. However, Estonia proves that cooperation between the state and the private sector helps to study in a smarter way. From EdTech start-ups to entrepreneurs, the Estonian education system shows that private-public partnership […]

Estonia is among the finalists of the BettAwards 2021

Estonian education technology companies and institutions will be presented at the virtual education show BettFest on 20th to 22nd January. Mart Laidmets, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, gives a speech in the conference programme on 21st January. Update: Great news! We are delighted and honoured that the Education and […]

Hackathon generated innovative ideas to support distance learning

Startup Estonia together with the Education and Youth Authority 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, […]

Education Estonia and a new Estonian-Indian partnership

One of the TOP Estonian edtech companies ALPA Kids and one of the most awarded global preschool chains Little Einsteins, join forces to provide quality e-learning games for Indian heritage children worldwide from right here – the heart of Education Nation – Tallinn. ALPA Kids develops playful and educational mobile applications for children aged 2-8, […]

Five Estonian companies made to the Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50 list

HolonIQ’s Education Intelligence Unit selected the 50 most innovative education technology companies from across the Nordic-Baltic region, and the list includes five Estonian EdTech companies: DreamApply, 99Math, Lingvist, Speakly and All startups with headquarters in Nordic or Baltic countries and working in the field of education technology were eligible to submit an application. HolonIQ’s […]

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 […]

How does the digital transformation implemented in Estonia contribute to global education?

Estonian delegation took part in the  in the largest online learning and remote working experiment in history, the online EdTechX Summit which brought together key decision makers to help further accelerate change across industries. Estonia, the Baltic nation of just 1.3 million people has attracted the attention of world leaders, academics and venture capitalists thanks […]

How did Estonia become a new role model in digital education?

Estonia has become a role model for digital education as Estonians have made ICT work for education and they have a number of solutions that fully support distance learning. Estonia, the Baltic nation of just 1.3 million people has attracted the attention of world leaders, academics and venture capitalists thanks to its high-tech digital society. […]