“Estonia is a well-known education innovator in the world, including in the United Kingdom. I am very glad to accept this award of international recognition for Estonia’s education system and our technological solutions on behalf of Education Estonia and its partners,” said Tiina Intelmann at the ceremony. “Participating in the BettFest has provided an excellent opportunity to showcase and share our success stories, know-how and solutions,” she added.
“We are very pleased that Estonia's activities in the field of educational technology have been noticed internationally. Estonia can share expertise in modernizing education and making the most of technological possibilities, especially during this still on-going COVID-19 crisis and amidst of new academic year,” said Mart Laidmets, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia. Such challenges need extraordinary efforts from all – schools, students, governments, but also by private companies. Everyone must help as much as they can and this is our way to help education all around the globe to tackle these challenges, Laidmets added.
The Bett Awards form an integral part of the international Bett Show, the world’s leading showcase of education technology solutions. The winners are seen to have excelled in ICT provision and support for nurseries, schools, colleges and special schools alike with a clear focus on what works in the classroom.
Estonia presented Estonia’s educational technology companies DreamApply, ELIIS, Futuclass, ALPA Kids and Tallinn University at the Bett Fest. The attendance was organized by by the Education Estonia, the Education and Youth Board of Estonia, the Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Startup Estonia, eKool, Opiq, EdTech Estonia.
Education Estonia is an initiative for international education cooperation by the Government of Estonia that is coordinated by the Education and Youth Board.