The EdTech Innovation Startup Competition winners were chosen among 800 applications from across 58 countries.
Krypto Labs, an Abu Dhabi-based innovation hub, has announced the winners of its global competition for startups that push the frontiers of transformation in education technology.
The EdTech Innovation Startup Competition 2018, that was held in Abu Dhabi recently, commended Key2Enable, a Brazil-based startup bringing digital option of people of determination, using its Entrepreneur Hero award, including a grant of US$150,000 and the chance to become listed on the Krypto Labs incubator program.
Key2Enable attracts the folks of determination, who cannot use computers and cellular devices because of motion limitations or insufficient fine motor coordination, by giving innovative tools, like the Key-X keyboard for accessing computers, learning and communicating.
The four runners-up, each awarded with $20,000, included the Supplemental Applications winner – Parlay from Canada which created an instrument that helps teachers develop inclusive and data-driven class discussions; the Supplemental Applications winner – 42LAB, a Singapore-based app that introduces biotechnology to school students; the Curriculum Applications winner – Lebanon-based Kamkalima that developed a platform in Arabic that aids teachers and develops students’ reading and writing skills; and the Lifelong Learning Applications Category winner – Klazz from Germany which built a platform which makes language-travel more accessible through the use of algorithmic solutions.
Furthermore, Angaza Elimu won the very best Impact Startup award and a $20,000 grant for his or her efforts in enhancing education in Kenya by integrating technology within the classroom. Referred to as a ‘turnkey solution for schools’, the initiative sets to transform education in Kenya by creating a classroom integration model to fortify the student-teacher relationship alongside students portal to gain access to educational content, while also providing regular training workshops and lessons for students beyond school hours.
The winners were chosen among 800 applications from across 58 countries by a judging panel including Dr. Saleh Al Hashemi, Managing Director of Krypto Labs, Dr. Najla Al Naqbi, Innovation and e-learning Manager, Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi (ADEK), Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education, and Asher Siddiqui, Partner at 500 Startups.
“We try to propel startups and entrepreneurs to accomplish their full potential, which can be done thanks to UAE’s technique for Artificial Intelligence and the multiple government initiatives in the united states,” said Dr. Saleh Al Hashemi, Managing Director of Krypto Labs. “The UAE’s commitment to establishing a world of tech-growth that supports AI-based solutions has allowed us to accelerate towards our goal. Now could be an iconic time for education; we are on the verge of forever-changing the primary medium of knowledge by fusing it with AI-based technology.”
The EdTech Innovation Startup Competition 2018 winners Source: KryptoLabs.
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