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πŸŽ“ Paris + New York Summits / Registration Now Open

Join us in πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Paris for this year's Future of Higher Education and Workforce Summit, June 27 and for our flagship 'Back to School Summit' in πŸ—½ New York, September 10-11.

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Join us in πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Paris for this year's Future of Higher Education and Workforce Summit, June 27 and connect with Higher Education Leaders from across Europe and around the world. NEOMA Business School is our hosting partner this year, and we'll connect at the school's Paris campus located in the dynamic Butte-aux-Cailles district.

We're also opening registrations for our flagship 'Back to School Summit' in New York, September 10-11. This year, we're bringing over 500 global education leaders together for three incredible tracks, including πŸŽ“ Higher Education and Workforce, 🌐 Foundation and Philanthropy, and πŸ–₯️ Technology and Finance.

The 2024 'Back to School' Summit will also host the most prestigious and well-funded competition of its kind, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition. Celebrating and nurturing purpose-driven ventures that seek to address systemic inequities in education through innovation. Since 2010, it has awarded more than $2 million in cash prizes.

This Week's Topics

🧠 Annual AI in Education Survey. Exploring the potential impact of AI technologies across education sectors globally
🏊 Immersive Learning. Mapping 100+ global players in the landscape
πŸ“Š Chart Spotlight. AR/VR is anticipated to achieve the greatest adoption levels
πŸ™Žβ€β™€οΈ The Global State of Women's Leadership. Check out our annual data on the global state of women's leadership
πŸ“– Annual Education Outlook. 180+ pages of trends, insights, and data
πŸ’° Education Deals of the Week. Funding, M&A and grants

Don't forget to check out the 2024 Global Education Outlook and sign up for our new Daily Newsletters, Chart of the Day and Impact Capital Markets. For unlimited access to over one million charts, request a demo.

🧠 Participate in HolonIQ's Annual AI in Education Survey

Join us for HolonIQ's 6th Annual Artificial Intelligence in Education Survey.

HolonIQ's ongoing research into AI in Education explores the potential impact of AI technologies across education sectors globally, including expectations and approaches to adopting AI, application and value creation, organizational barriers, and capability development. Each year, our research update captures education industry attitudes and shifts in perspectives as institutions and organizations consider the role of AI in digital adoption and transformation progress.

AI in education is expected to benefit learners, educators, and institutions in multiple ways, including automation of administrative tasks and processes and personalized learning at scale, enabling educators to focus on higher value activities such as student mentoring and support.

🏊 Immersive Learning Market Landscape

Governments, industry experts, and educators are exploring the potential of XR to enhance education practices in both formal and informal education. XR, including VR, augmented reality, and mixed reality, offers immersive experiences where learners can focus on specific topics and collaborate in virtual environments. From skills development to hands-on training for professions with complex work scenarios, XR offers a safe space to hone critical skills. Medical professionals can practice intricate surgical techniques, while high-stakes fields like transportation leverage this technology for emergency response training. Providing educators with user-friendly XR content creation tools is growing and will enable further expansion of this technology into mainstream education settings.

🧠 Education XR - Market Map

πŸ“Š Charts Spotlight - AR/VR is Anticipated to Achieve the Greatest Adoption Levels in Education

Subscribe to HolonIQ's 'Chart of the Day,' a daily newsletter that helps explain the global impact economy, from climate tech to education and healthcare. 

Applications of advanced technology in education and learning will hit their strides by 2025 with AR/VR and Artificial Intelligence becoming increasingly integrated into core education delivery and learning processes. While virtual and simulated training is already becoming mainstream in adult training and upskilling, we are also seeing greater usage of these technologies in formal education settings.

πŸ™Žβ€β™€οΈ The 2024 Global State of Women's Leadership

Each year, HolonIQ takes stock of the global state of women's leadership. The landscape of EdTech paints a picture of the underrepresentation of women leaders despite the majority of teachers and educators being female. Examining the 1000 most promising EdTech startups globally, which HolonIQ identifies each year, the data reveals that positive trends are slowly emerging, signifying a growing presence of women in shaping the future of educational technology. The share of women CEOs in HolonIQ's EdTech 1000 has inched upwards from 13% (2021) to 16% (2022) and 17% in 2023.

2024 State of Women's Leadership

πŸ“– 2024 Global Education Outlook

HolonIQ's annual analysis of the global education economy offers over 180 pages of in-depth insights on market data, investments, strategic shifts, and trends in education. Download the extract or purchase the full report.

πŸ’° Education Deals of the Week

HolonIQ actively monitors and tracks funding flows in the education market, spanning across all regions and transaction categories. Subscribe to our Daily Capital Markets newsletter to catch the top deals for each day.


πŸ”— Global Grid for Learning (GG4L), a privacy-centric education data exchange, has raised $18 million to help vendors with student data privacy.

πŸ’Ό Workforce coaching platform Cloverleaf secured $7.3 million in Series A to expand professional development within the enterprise.

πŸ™‡Tutoring platform EdLight closed $4 million seed round to enhance student learning experiences with personalized feedback.

πŸ… Accredify, a digital certificate provider provider, secured a strategic investment in its Series A extension following a $7 million financing round in April 2023.


πŸ§‘β€πŸ« US based OPM provider, StraighterLine expands its early childhood education offerings with the acquisition of ProSolutions Training.

🌍 International study platform, Keystone Education Group acquires Edunation and Asia Exchange to expand its reach to Asia Pacific and promote Nordic study destinations.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’Ό Special education curriculum provider n2y and Texthelp, an assistive technology company, merge to create a new entity serving diverse learners and neurodiverse employees worldwide.

University Grants

πŸ‡³πŸ‡± The Dutch government allocated €160.5 million to seven research projects at Dutch universities through the Gravitation Programme. These funds will support projects in diverse areas, including technology, energy, and others.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Central Michigan University has been awarded a $15 million grant by the Michigan Department of Education to assist in mitigating certified teacher shortages in rural school districts.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Allegheny College, a private liberal arts school, received $14 million in donations from three alumni families.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity has been granted $3.4 million from four institutions to aid in researching the post-pandemic racial wealth gap in five U.S. cities, among them Durham and Charlotte.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The City University of New York received $700,000 from Robin Hood to expand its initiative, integrating career milestones into academic degree maps across multiple campuses.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Old Dominion University secured $643,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Labor for Maritime workforce training and certification standards.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ The University of Cumbria received over Β£330,000 from the Office for Students (OfS) to expand its Level 6 degree apprenticeship provision.

Thank you for reading. Have a great week ahead!
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