Nordic Edtech MARKET developments
This thematic discussion may focus on the “demand side” of the marketplace, the “supply side” that addresses the competitive reality of the Nordic EdTech marketplace—perhaps as a stepping stone to bigger, global markets—or a combination of both demand and supply. What role may we see, for instance, large media & publishing companies—such as Bonnier (which has stakes in a number of EdTech companies), Gyldendal, and others—play in the evolving EdTech marketplace? Another interesting issue which I also discussed with Jari Multisilta is the potential role of academic researchers in helping evaluate the effectiveness or efficacy of the products and services that Nordic EdTech startups are developing. How can the different cultures and priorities of the academic and startup worlds be brought together to create win-win arrangements, and what can we learn from the practices of companies like DiSEL21?