Mussila from Iceland came out on top when the best of Nordic edtech was on show at the Nordic Edtech Award at Xcited in Helsinki on Wednesday.
Mussila is a music learning app and the jury recognized them: Targeting cross-cultural curriculum with evidence of impact and a sustainable and scalable business model with both b2b and b2c, putting creativity at the core of learning.
The awards final took place at the XcitED event in Helsinki on Wednesday 20 November. The awards identify, showcase and recognize the best of edtech from the Nordics. The winner was picked by a top-class jury, and prizes include fast track to the 2020 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition in Philadelphia, USA, a space in the final of the EdtechX Global series in London in June 2020, fast-track to the xEdu Spring 2020 program in Helsinki, Finland, and an Education Alliance Finland evaluation.
The award was celebrated for the third time in 2019, with Lexplore (Sweden) winning in 2017 and Strawbees (Sweden) reaching the top in 2018.
Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic edtech communities, launched in 2017 and created to support and profile Nordic edtech internationally, where the Nordic values of Equality, Democracy, Quality, Motivational Learning and Efficiancy are at the core. The goal is to attract Nordic and International investors to invest in Nordic edtech companies and to build bridges to international markets for Nordic Edtech companies and suppliers.
The Nordic Edtech Startup Award is the first initiative from Nordic Edtech Alliance.