Plan for Exploitation & Dissemination of Results (PEDR)
Exploitation focuses on the actions taken to further the work done during the course of the IMPACT EdTech project, to make sure that the momentum built up during the project is fully taken advantage of.
The IMPACT EdTech project was created with the purpose of setting up a hybrid incubator-accelerator to boost 43 of Europe’s best start-ups in the educational technology (edtech) field. The project aimed to do this through tailor-built business and educational support. The business support was to help start-ups refine their product and take it to the market in the most effective way. The educational support was to make sure the start-ups had a strong pedagogical element that truly supported the start-up’s learning goals, whether those were focused on the K-12 classroom or on a wider audience. Furthermore, from its inception, the project had a strong focus on personalised digital learning and an aim to foster inclusive solutions that could help bring equity in gender, ability, and other areas to education.
The principal IMPACT EdTech values are four:
The project was focused on identifying problems in an open, honest way, and then in directing energy toward overcoming those problems. Defining the challenge before launching into work means that time and resources will be used in the most efficient and effective way
Transparency is shown in the methodology proposed by the IMPACT EdTech project, in which processes and results will be visible to all relevant stakeholders, from Ministries of Education to participants in the programme. This open honesty not only guarantees fair treatment to all applicants and participants. It also allows the programme managers to gather feedback, learn from mistakes, and implement improvements on the go
High performance has a two-pronged meaning. It indicates that the project will expect exceptional effort and outcomes from all participating start-ups. It also means that the project consortium itself will hold the project to the highest standard, being satisfied delivering nothing less than the best possible programme.
Continuous improvement refers to the constant gathering of feedback and ongoing self-reflection in order to identify weak points in the programme and to find potential solutions.
In order to successfully carry out these ambitious goals and truly make an impact on the start-ups selected for the incubation-acceleration programme, it was necessary to offer a support programme which was both well-designed and well- executed, built on the values described above.
However, even if these objectives were met and the hoped-for excellence achieved, the project’s success would count for little if its insight, knowledge imparted and lessons learned extended no farther than the 43 participants in the programme. Therefore, the stated aims of the IMPACT EdTech exploitation and dissemination strategy, as explained in the Grant Agreement, are to try to maximise the project impact through the following two pillars:
To know more about the IMPACT EdTech Plan for Exploitation and Dissemination of Results (D3.4 PEDR), you can read and download this public document in the Outcomes section of the website or click on the button