We are building the world's smartest source of global impact intelligence to power decisions that matter.


About HolonIQ

HolonIQ was founded in 2018 with the vision of building the trusted global source of impact market intelligence in order to connect the people, ideas and capital that are driving and supporting innovation from pre-k through to life-long learning.

While education is estimated to become a $10T market by 2030, it is highly fragmented and under-digitized, impeding material innovation at a global scale.

HolonIQ is an industry leading market intelligence platform that provides data and analysis of developments in the global education market, providing updates and commentary on companies, countries and industries and how their innovation activities form patterns and trends in the market.

HolonIQ is the backbone of strategy planning for many education institutions, technology companies, government departments and education investors who rely on it for key business functions, including Market Metrics, Market Dynamics and Market Access.


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Why we're here

We believe public-private innovation will power the future of humanity.

Humanity has the potential for a long and bright future. Meanwhile, technology and globalisation are creating rapid and complex transformations. Our mission is to help countries, institutions, firms and investors adapt to and thrive with this fast change, sustainably. And to support them with data-driven intelligence to power decisions that matter.

In 2017, we saw grossly under-served growth engines, some of the world’s most important public-private industries, such as education, lacking a focused, trusted and global, data-driven source.

We saw countries struggling to initiate and sustain digital transformation in for-purpose sectors. Second class citizens to purely commercial industries, public and private leaders lacked benchmarks and case studies to guide policy and investment.

We saw institutions, entrepreneurs and investors wrestling with innovation and impact. Applying generic data and templates to public-private industries with nuance and context that forced organizations to make unacceptable trade-offs between quality and growth.

We saw a need for a different kind of technology, and we knew it would take a different kind of company to build it. That’s why we founded HolonIQ.

Our Values

We first wrote these four values when we started HolonIQ. Not for marketing purposes, but to describe how we aspired every day to operate and list the behaviors we thought it would take to build the world’s smartest source of global intelligence.


Interested in everything around us and how to make it better.


We work together always.


We approach even hard situations with a smile.


Constantly pushing the boundaries of what has been done before.

Open Source. Community-Driven Projects.

Our research team applies HolonIQ’s people, products, and resources to lead and support initiatives dedicated to the future of education.

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Digital Capability Framework

Higher Education Digital Capability Framework – An open-source capability framework for higher education across 4 dimensions, 16 domains and 70+ capabilities.


Global Learning Landscape

An open source taxonomy for the future of education. Mapping the learning and talent innovation landscape.

GEO Report v15 - Report

Education in 2030

Education in 2030 is a free 60 page report that deep dives through the four drivers of the global expansion in education and identifies 5 Scenarios for the Future of Learning and Talent. Methodology for developing the scenarios is explained and over 100 charts and tables are provided with sources and references for further research.

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With Team Members in Boston, Beijing, Kolkata, London, Oxford and Sydney as well as research partners on every continent, HolonIQ’s team focuses on leveraging our analytics capabilities to generate insights and solve complex strategic problems for education leaders around the world.