11/28/2014 - 17:30
The TELL US Awards  2014 is a brand new EU contest in which new innovative technology enhanced learning (TEL) services and products will be detected, promoted and rewarded across Europe.
Many TEL products and services have yet to make their way into the classroom. This is why TELL US project, co-funded by DG Connect of the European Commission, intends to detect Europe’s most promising and successful proven TEL products and help them deploy and scale up and find their way into classrooms all over Europe. TELL US Awards aims to reward the innovations in and the passionate people behind the new wave of Technology enhanced learning products which have been proven successful in the formal learning context (primary and secondary school, universities and vocational education and training).
The TELL US Awards initiative is led by a consortium of media centers, research centers and IT clusters from France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom and Spain with support from the European Commission. The contest has been launched on 12 June 2014 and expressions of interest can be submitted until 28th November 2014. The two-stage contest will first detect 4 regional winners for each of the 4 defined contest regions (Mediterranean; Northern Europe and Baltic countries; Germany and Eastern Europe; UK, Ireland, France and Benelux). The 16 regional winners, selected by an international jury panel, will then participate in the European Grand Final in 2015 to be held in Paris where the European winner will be announced.
Prizes will include a mixture of cash, business development mentoring support services, internationalisation support via the project partners, opportunities to participate in major TEL conferences/exhibitions; EU project support and networking with key TEL actors and the TELL US Award sponsors and showcasing the 16 regional winners during the international Futur en Seine show held in Paris to tens of thousands of visitors.
The competition is open to both small and large enterprises, innovators, students, teachers and professors from the 28 EU Member States. The key criteria for submitting an entry is that the product and/or service must already exist and have been tested and deployed in a classroom or similar environment. To participate, click here to have a look at our website!