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Towards an Educated and Enterprising Future: The Estonia Model

Presented by Enterprise Estonia, Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, and European Regional Development Fund
Partnered with SGInnovate

Estonia and Singapore are both relatively small countries that have grown in scope and impact far beyond its borders – especially in its digital initiatives and innovation. In terms of education, the two countries top the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) global rankings on student performance in mathematics, reading, and science among OECD countries.

Now – Estonia is aiming for a conscious and smart integration of digital opportunities and culture in the learning process as part of its Digital Revolution programme – Estonia’s Lifelong Learning Strategy 2020.

Join us as we discover Estonia’s success in the digital revolution and explore how Estonia will shift the focus from e-infrastructure to e-studying.

Date: 11 June 2019, Tuesday
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

Speakers:

  • Mr Mart Laidmets, Vice Minister of Education and Research, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
  • Ms Kristel Rillo, Director of Digital Education, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
  • Maarika Truu, Director of Startup Estonia
  • Kadri Tuisk, Founder & CEO, Clanbeat Education
  • Märt Aro, Co-founder, DreamApply
  • Rasmus Gross, Founder & CEO, Eliis Tarkvara 
  • Antti Rammo, Founder & CEO, Star Cloud  

Programme Details:
4:30pm – 5:00pm: Registration
5:00pm – 5:10pm: Formula to Successful Education System: Welcome Address by Mr Mart Laidmets, Vice Minister of Education and Research, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
5:10pm – 5:30pm: Educate to Create: Presentation by Ms Kristel Rillo, Director of Digital Education, Estonian Ministry of Education and Research 

  • Roadmap to Digital Mindset
  • Empowering Education
  • Creativity for All

5:30pm – 5:40pm: Estonia’s Startup Landscape: Presentation by Ms Maarika Truu, Director of Startup Estonia

5:40pm – 6:30pm: Pitching Session by Estonian EdTech Startups

  • Kadri Tuisk, Founder & CEO, Clanbeat Education
  • Mart Aro, Co-Founder, DreamApply
  • Rasmus Gross, Founder & CEO, Eliis Tarkvara 
  • Antti Rammo, Founder & CEO, Star Cloud

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Networking

Speakers' Profiles:

Kadri Tuisk, Founder & CEO, Clanbeat Education

Clanbeat Education 
Clanbeat Education is a Community OS software focused on schools to help manage on-boarding, growth, knowledge sharing, peer-feedback, culture and engagement among community members - helping to cultivate an environment that is loving, inspiring, transparent and focused on unleashing an individual's and the collegial's full potential.
Our focus thus far has been on schools as wonderful workplaces. We have won the Best HR solution award for schools in Tallinn, Estonia. From Autumn 2019 onwards, we will be launching a Community OS that is also for students, which can be used to support them in becoming self-directed learners, gain confidence, and be an active contributor to the community while remaining empathetic to the peers around them - this is to ensure that no child would feel alone in their journey and will reach their highest potential.


Märt Aro, Co-founder, DreamApply

DreamApply 

DreamApply is a platform for universities that enables to set up modern student admission systems. It is a market leader in Europe with approximately 250 universities using the platform globally.

According to customers' feedback, the platform has reduced up to 60% administrative time and has seen an increase in international applicants numbers from 50% to even 100%. Also, it enables the management of all marketing campaigns including their success rate in just one platform. There has been overwhelmingly positive feedback from DreamApply users. The customers especially appreciate DreamApply for the possibilities that it provides, and its ease of implementation and usage. Some examples of usage of the DreamApply includes:

  • Estonian national system
  • Hungarian national scholarship system
  • University of Venice

Rasmus Gross, Founder & CEO, Eliis Tarkvara 

Eliis Tarkvara 
ELIIS is an international company that provides innovative and customisable digital solutions for pre-schools and kindergartens to organise their daily work. The software is easily manageable even to people who may not be familiar with computers. The environment is fully protected against non-authorised users. This has freed teachers from filling in large amounts of paperwork, such as reports, and allowed them to dedicate more time for their students. This has made parents happy because of the comfortable and quick feedback about their children and their overall activities. The software has made communication between parents and teachers much more convenient. Also, governments can get comprehensive reporting and statistics about meals and occupancy.


Antti Rammo, Founder & CEO, Star Cloud  

Star Cloud
Star Cloud was founded in 2014, to develop software for creating, distributing, and using digital learning resources. In Estonia, Star Cloud is collaborating with the Ministry of Education and Research, and both of the local leading educational publishers, which all come together to provide a comprehensive fully digital curriculum service for the education system. The Opiq platform developed by Star Cloud is the leading digital content environment and used by almost all of the schools in Estonia. The goal of Star Cloud is to provide the best possible support for the creation and use of high-quality digital learning materials. Star Cloud also partners with publishers from Finland and Kazakhstan.

 

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