SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

TEAMS

with Ideas

STARTUPS

ready for PoCs

The Call closes on January 15, 2021

JOIN US IN SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

We are looking for EdTech solutions that truly improve learning and teaching experience in Higher Education.
Luiss Guido Carli University and LVenture Group, a Venture Capital operator listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, launch a call dedicated to Teams with Ideas and Startups ready for PoCs, to keep leading the way in the technology-enabled transformation of learning methodologies and teaching processes. 
Education should be an immersive experience, centered on people no matter if they are gathered in classrooms or connected from their homes. In 2020, technology-mediated interaction  is a necessity, but the current tech-intensity in Higher Education is very low, with the student and teaching experience lagging behind the tech-intense environment we live in. That’s why we invest in these technologies.

 

EXAMPLES OF LEARNING-FOCUSED

TECHNOLOGIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

These are only a few applications we aim to develop in our Program. If you are shaping a different yet disruptive solution for EdTech, we look forward to hearing from you.

TEAMS

with Ideas

STARTUPS

ready for PoCs

THE SCENARIO

The spread of Covid-19 has tremendously accelerated the process of technology transformation in Education, but Luiss Guido Carli University had been redesigning its learning methodologies long before the emergency of the pandemic that kept students and teachers locked down. Being part of the largest Italian ecosystem of innovators and academic authorities, Luiss has always invested in innovation to amplify reach and richness in the student journey, to stay at the forefront in Higher Education in Social Sciences. EdTech – Education Technology – is a general trend showing no sign of slowdown. As a matter of fact, last year investments in EdTech worldwide increased by 40% compared to 2018.

The Benefits

We will provide the selected applicants with a customized deal, potentially including a selection or all of the following benefits.

Teams with Ideas 

  • Grant: 5,000 euros

  • Validation on Luiss network (students and teachers)

  • External communication about the contribution to Luiss Educational Model (e.g., owned and social media visibility)

  • Assessment and advisory meeting with the Evaluation Team

  • Training on entrepreneurial skills from Luiss or Luiss Business School

Startups ready for PoCs

  • Possibility to access to the Final Selection for the Summer Batch 2021  of LUISS EnLabs Acceleration Program, which means: 

-  up to 60,000 euros in Acceleration services

-  up to 100,000 euros in financial support / convertible equity (terms defined in the individual investment contract)

  • MVP validation on Luiss network (students and teachers)

  • Access to Luiss and LVenture Group network of corporates and investors

 

TEAMS

Min. 2 people per Team
Business Concept
Skilled for the project

STARTUPS

Early Stage
Already on the market
PoC - Ready