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EdSurge Among 18 Recipients of 2017 SBIR Awards from U.S. Department of Education

May 5, 2017

SBIR: A flurry of funding stories hit the newswire these past couple of weeks. So please allow your correspondents to indulge just a bit: EdSurge is among the the 18 awardees of the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences!

Our Phase II award will support our continued development of Concierge, an online platform that helps administrators identify, select and evaluate edtech products that best meet the needs of their teachers and students. Over the course of the two-year study, administrators will participate in a pilot study to assess whether Concierge helps with their decision making. This grant, totalling $900,000, is a follow-up to a Phase I award used to prototype and test the tool last year.

More than half of our fellow SBIR recipients this year are working on game-based learning tools: Electric Funstuff, Fablevision, Fokus Labs, Happy People Games, MidSchoolMath, Parametric Studios, Safe Toddles, Schell Games, Spry Fox and Strange Loop Games. Others are building dashboards to help guide educators with data-informed decision-making: Analytic Measures, Future Engineers, LiveSchool, Myriad Sensors, Simbulus, StoryWorld and TutorGen.

Check this blog post from SBIR’s program manager, Edward Metz, for more details. 

Edtech Business

EdSurge Among 18 Recipients of 2017 SBIR Awards from U.S. Department of Education

May 5, 2017

SBIR: A flurry of funding stories hit the newswire these past couple of weeks. So please allow your correspondents to indulge just a bit: EdSurge is among the the 18 awardees of the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences!

Our Phase II award will support our continued development of Concierge, an online platform that helps administrators identify, select and evaluate edtech products that best meet the needs of their teachers and students. Over the course of the two-year study, administrators will participate in a pilot study to assess whether Concierge helps with their decision making. This grant, totalling $900,000, is a follow-up to a Phase I award used to prototype and test the tool last year.

More than half of our fellow SBIR recipients this year are working on game-based learning tools: Electric Funstuff, Fablevision, Fokus Labs, Happy People Games, MidSchoolMath, Parametric Studios, Safe Toddles, Schell Games, Spry Fox and Strange Loop Games. Others are building dashboards to help guide educators with data-informed decision-making: Analytic Measures, Future Engineers, LiveSchool, Myriad Sensors, Simbulus, StoryWorld and TutorGen.

Check this blog post from SBIR’s program manager, Edward Metz, for more details. 

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