The advancement of technology has disrupted almost all industries and the education sector is no stranger. Previously, we have been using textbooks but these have been replaced with the progress of online platforms.
These days, we get to learn several things on our smartphones. It is possible to learn anything from a foreign language to a programming language via an online platform or app. Though technology cannot replace teachers altogether, it offers a range of tools that enhances the sector. It is making learning easier and simpler for everyone.
While technology is transforming education across the world, Europe has several startups that work towards changing the future of education. Some of these startups have been chosen to take part in the prestigious tech event, CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January next year. Here we have detailed these Dutch startups operating in the education sector. These companies seem to believe learning happens continuously even at the enterprise-level.
Founders: Michiel Hulsbergen,
Founded year: 2016
Why its hot: DialogueTrainer lets professionals and students practice tough conversation situations with virtual conversation partners including patients, colleagues, clients, and clients. The company lets them practice these situations as it suits them or when it is desired such as prior to a homework assignment, training or interview.
Founders: Pieter de Jong
Founded year: 2010
Why its hot: Dimenco is one of the leading tech companies that brings excitement and reality to your home in 3D. The company is recognised as a market leader in 3D and has launched several award-winning products. Dimenco has moved towards Simulated Reality with the intention to bring people together, redefine what is possible, and enhance communication.
Founders: Stan Dieteren
Founded year: 2019
Why its hot: As we live in a knowledge-driven economy, where welfare and economic growth depends on knowledge, it is important to know the most critical assets of the companies. Knowtice creates insight into knowledge and provides guidance. The company focuses on mapping knowledge risks as well as opportunities.
Founders: Paul Kuijf, Rick Kuijf, Joost Kuijf
Founded year: 2018
Why its hot: Learned.io is a new generation talent management platform. The company helps businesses provide employees with career prospectives and solve employee churn. It matches employees’ skills with internal career opportunities and offers the necessary tools to bridge the gap that exists between the two. Learned.io offers a three-step solution to help companies modernise their performance management processes.
Founders: Kibet Kipkemoi
Founded year: 2019
Why its hot: LoCoMoGo is a toy train, which teaches children coding through play. The company believes that every child should get a chance to learn coding and have fun. This company focuses on those who want to learn to code and have fun. The toy train for children aged between 4 and 12 to learn coding is launching soon on Kickstarter.
Pandora Intelligence (Utrecht)
Founders: Peter de Kock
Founded year: 2015
Why its hot: Pandora Intelligence helps international Law Enforcement Agencies, commercial companies, and non-governmental organisations mitigate risks and improve opportunities. Its patented scenario-based approach helps discover narratives in unstructured data. Pandora Intelligence provides intelligence-driven consultancy, in-depth investigations, and expert analysis.
Founders: Jon Ezeiza, Mehdi Farzanehpour
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: Scitodate uses Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to make finding and understanding scientific research easier. The company keeps investing in scientific work so that with the use of Scitodate services, users will get to invest in new AI algorithms that are available for scientific research.
Founders: Alexander Wijninga, Charl Haas
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: Watermelon was founded with the mission to make customer service conversation smoother and faster, for both customers and customer service employee. The company lets you build your own chatbot which will be your digital colleague. Watermelon wants to enable the use of Chatbots and ensure that customers get a better experience in the future. Though the company went bankrupt, it came back into operations. Now, the Chatbot Management Platform is all set to showcase its products at the CES 2020.
Main image picture credits: Watermelon
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