What If You Fail the EAF Certification Process?
July 27, 2021

Often EdTech companies are afraid to enter the EAF evaluation process because they feel the product isn’t perfect. Yet in many cases, it would be better to go through with the evaluation early on. Today we’re going to tell you in detail what happens if an EdTech product doesn't meet the EAF standard right away.


The Process

Let’s imagine: an evaluation for your product is conducted and the score is below our standards in one or more pedagogical parameters.

Education Alliance Finland Espeo Software
July 14, 2021

And what questions to ask a potential software provider? Continue reading to find out.
Establishing a successful EdTech business cannot be done without a solid technical background. This is why company founders should consider outsourcing their product development to experienced and reliable software providers.

In the following article, we share why EAF decided to outsource the web development and how it can aid the overall growth of your company.

ESSA Levels of Evidence
June 22, 2021
ESSA Levels of Evidence (U.S. Department of Education)


The impact of educational technology is a key question for both the startups and traditional educational publishers when looking at how to sell to schools. Teachers need to know what exactly the learning solution is teaching, why it is effective and how it can be used. The traditional educational material publishers have the advantage of a long history of collaboration with schools, and a plenty of practical experience on how to approach such clients.


EdTech Talk with a Finnish Teacher
July 7, 2021

Meet Ms. Sirkku Alin – one of EAF’s EdTech evaluators and an elementary school teacher from Turku, Finland.  After over 20 years of teaching, she sees that open-mindedness, courage and problem solving skills have brought her a long way.

April 16, 2021


Perhaps at a quick glance educational technologies and SEL, short for Social and Emotional Learning, don’t mesh together. EdTech solutions are often associated with teaching students hard skills for the future, such as programming; or giving traditional subjects like math, new digital forms.

EdTech Acceleration Programs
April 7, 2021

Over the years EAF has been working closely with several EdTech accelerators, including xEdu (Helsinki), EduSpaze (Singapore), WISE (Qatar), StartED (New York), and Kick Start (Zurich). Along the way we’ve gathered a bunch of insights on what are the potential benefits that EdTech companies can gain through participation in an acceleration program.