At our official launch we already celebrated GiPStech as the most creative company and BLITAB as the company with the best business model. There was one more award to be handed out: the audience award, for the most popular company that participated in the CreatiFI FIWARE Accelerator Programme dedicated to the Creative Industries. During the last two weeks all 78 companies funded by CreatiFI had the chance to participate in the award and incite their followers to vote them to the top spot.
First of all, we would like to thank all of the participants for their enthusiasm. It has been a hard fought battle but there can be only one winner…
And the Audience award goes to…
sCool is the educational method and practice platform for media literacy and digital social responsibility in primary education. The goal is to bring media literacy and social integration into the primary school curriculum; enable innovation in learning; and integrate existing digital solutions. sCool teaches children in primary schools digital social responsibility from an early age by providing a free educational method, together with an online environment exclusive for young people that actively promotes understanding, safety and a culture free from cyber-bullying.
We would like to congratulate sCool with their success, and we want to wish them and all the other companies the best of luck in the future!
Katja Schipperheijn, CEO of The Learnscape – sCool: “We are very happy with this recognition. It shows that we’re on the right track, to help shape the future of education. This is a disruptive time for learning and development: online content, collaboration tools, and social media now fuel a learning model where learners are empowered to take ownership of their own development.”
Ingrid Willems, Director of the Creative Ring confirms “The Creative Ring Challenge has been a great experience of involving local creative hubs in the FIWARE accelerator program. I remember Katja pitching sCool during the pitching days at the VRT Sandbox. There was a strong consensus among all jury members that sCool is one of those future internet solutions that gives purpose to innovation!”