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2021 Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50

The Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50 is HolonIQ’s annual list of the most innovative EdTech startups from across the Nordic and Baltic regions.

Applications close 8 October 2021

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The Annual Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50 recognizes the most promising EdTech startups based in the region and surfaces the innovations occurring across the market, from PreK to Upskilling.

The Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50 is HolonIQ’s annual list of the most innovative EdTech startups across the Nordic and Baltic regions. We welcome nominations from EdTech companies, their customers and investors.

The regional collaboration format of the Nordic-Baltic eight (NB8) brings together five Nordic and three Baltic countries – Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This well-established regional ecosystem also supports cooperation for EdTech in addition to strong national bodies. The region is globally recognised for leading in pedagogy, innovation and education systems.

The region has a thriving EdTech ecosystem with innovative solutions in advanced technology such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, AI, STEAM & Coding and Robotics through to Language Learning, Teacher & Student Support, Learning Resources and Environments.

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Join us for the Launch Webinar

From Virtual and Augmented reality, STEAM and Coding to Language Learning, there is plenty of technology-led innovation occurring in education across Nordic-Baltic countries. Learn more by joining the upcoming 2021 Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50 Webinar, Join the HolonIQ Newsletter or read about last year’s list.

Apply for the 2021 Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50

Applications are now open for the 2021 Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50. Submit your application by October 8, 2021.


Eligibility & Criteria

All startups founded in the last 10 years, with headquarters in Nordic-Baltic countries, and who are working in the field of education technology are eligible to submit an application. The HolonIQ Education Intelligence Unit and select market experts assess each organization based on HolonIQ’s startup scoring rubric, which covers the following dimensions:

Market. The quality and relative attractiveness of the specific market in which the company competes.
Product. The quality and uniqueness of the product itself.
Team. The expertise and diversity of the team.
Capital. The financial health of the company and in particular its ability to generate or secure sufficient funding.


Q. How do I nominate a company?
Please complete the online submission form through the ‘Apply Now’ button above.

Q. When do nominations close?
October 8, 2021.

Q. Does my nomination guarantee the company will be listed on the 2021 Nordic-Baltic 50 ?
No. While we welcome your nomination, HolonIQ independently assesses companies based on a range of data.

Q. Do I have to pay to nominate a company?
No, submitting information about a company for the 2021 Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50 is free.

Q. I have a question about the submission. Who should I reach out to?

Q. When will the 2021 Nordic-Baltic EdTech 50 be announced?
October 2021 – Sign up for the Launch Webinar

Q. How to I know if my nomination has been received?
You will be notified by email once your nomination has been received. HolonIQ will reach out to you if we have any questions.

Q. Can I request an interview with a HolonIQ analyst?
Our research team is not available for interviews. However, there is space on the official nomination form to provide additional information.

Q. What happens to the information I provide about the company I am nominating?
Once verified, the information you provide will be used as a part of the assessment process in addition to HolonIQ’s proprietary data. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.


Future of Education and Workforce Summits

Each year, HolonIQ hosts a series of one day Future of Education & Workforce Summits at locations around the world. In addition to senior industry experts, a select group of EdTech 100 recipients will have the opportunity to participate. Dates and locations for the 2022 Future of Education & Workforce Summits will be finalised later in 2021. If you are interested in keeping informed, please Register your Interest below.


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