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MENTEE - Mastery learning in Europe through Technology Enhanced Education

Objective

The proper education of our pupils is essential for the future of Europe, however, it is demonstrated that the current educational models are not meeting the expectations. How can we optimise and update these old-fashioned approaches to guarantee the best apprenticeship?
We, InfoMentor, want to develop MENTEE, a unique web-based Mastery Learning platform fully tailored to the different National Curriculums (programmes of study) of EU countries. Thanks to its automated features, it will suppose a shift in the teaching profession that will reignite the passion of teachers and their students.
We have detected two main problems in the EU educational systems: 1) Inefficient procedures, with paperwork drowning up to 50% of the teachers’ work time in bureaucracy; and 2) Summative assessment, an outdated assessment approach that causes between 17%-20% of young people falling below the minimum standard in key subjects ranges.
In order to break this cycle, we have created MENTEE, an educational platform that enables: 1) Efficiency, by reducing by 50% the efforts of teachers allocated to administrative and planning tasks; and 2) Enhanced assessment, by promoting the educational mastery through formative assessment (where students’ progress is continuously monitored through automated, education-tailored tools) and mastering learning (which requires students to fully master an assignment before moving on to the next one).
Our business opportunity is promising; the Education market is a €4,700 billion global industry (estimated growth of 10% from 2015 to 2019) and it is only 2% digitised, with a huge gap between technology availability and actual implementation in schools (textbooks still are the main resource for pupils learning how to read), supposing a huge potential for digital solutions like MENTEE.
Thanks to this project, we estimate additional cumulative cash flow of €7.4 million by the third year of commercialisation and the creation of 16 to 20 new jobs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration/bureaucracy

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

MENTOR EHF
Address
Fellsmula 26
108 Reykjavik
Iceland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000