On April 23 2015, the e-learning platform Eliademy won the Edison Gold Award 2015 for the category Living, Working and Learning. Eliademy’s mission is to democratize education with technology.
Helsinki, Finland, April 29, 2015 –(PR.com)– CBTec Oy, the maker of Eliademy, a free e-learning platform, today announced that it has received the Edison Gold Award for the category Living, Working and Learning. This award was presented to CBTec Oy at the 2015 Edison Awards, held in New York, on April 23, 2015. The Edison Awards’ mission is “to be a leader in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world.” Receiving their Gold award is therefore one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success.
Launched on February 11 2013, Eliademy democratizes education with technology by offering a free e-learning platform where anyone can create courses, share knowledge and learn easily. It has been developed in the frame of the collaborative economy, in which there is “no centralized authority but a web of individual nodes connected to each other,” as Sotiris Makrygiannis (CEO of CBTec Oy) put it. Eliademy is already used by more than 4000 users daily and serves over 14000 courses in 190 countries. It is localized in 32 languages. The Premium version of Eliademy is offered for free to nonprofits and public academic institutions, while businesses can use it at a small cost.
The Edison Award is a source of great pride for CBTec Oy and rewards its constant dedication to democratizing education with technology.
About CBTec Oy:
CBTec Oy is a social enterprise, with the mission to democratize education with technology. It wants to achieve measurable social impact while being a sustainable profitable business.
CBTec Oy was founded in Finland in 2012 by former Nokia employees with great expertise in IT. On February 11th 2013, CBTec Oy launched the e-learning platform Eliademy. Since then, the start-up is growing and expanding quickly. In June 2014, CBTec Oy was named by EdTech Europe as one of Europe’s 20 fastest growing and most innovative e-learning companies. In February 2015, it was selected as finalist for the 2015 Edison Awards, category “Living, Working and Learning,” for which it won the Gold Award on April 23, 2015.