Mussila, a music app from Iceland, has been crowned winner of the Nordic Edtech Awards 2019.
The app was recognised for “targeting cross-cultural curriculum with evidence of impact, and a sustainable and scalable business model for both b2b and b2c, putting creativity at the core of learning”.
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Five finalists, one from each of the Nordic countries, pitched for the award at The Edtech Day in Oslo Innovation Week.
The other four finalists were:
- Denmark: PeaQs by Artventure
- Finland: Elias Robot by Elias Robot
- Norway: MagiMake by Ludenso
- Sweden: Humly (Studentvikarie Sverige AB)
Music… is proven to boost the brain development in children for better academic results throughout their lives, it gives them on average higher IQ and better social skills.
– Margret Juliana Sigurdardottir, Mussila
Margret Juliana Sigurdardottir, CEO and co-founder of Mussila, told ET: “Music is a subject of great importance – much more than most people realise. It is proven to boost the brain development in children for better academic results throughout their lives, it gives them on average higher IQ and better social skills.
“I am a musician myself, a postgraduate from the Royal Academy of Music and it has always concerned me how expensive it has become to learn music – and at the same time I am concerned how the academic approach is often lacking in criticism, freedom and creativity.
“Our big mission is to bring a digital solution into the equation in order to make music education more accessible and more affordable to everyone.”
This year was the third celebration of the award, with Lexplore (Sweden) winning in 2017, and Strawbees (Sweden) taking the top spot in 2018.
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The Nordic Edtech Alliance is a partnership between Nordic edtech communities, launched in 2017. The alliance was created to support and profile Nordic edtech internationally, supporting the values of equality, democracy, quality, motivational learning, and efficiency.
More information on the Nordic Edtech Awards is available at https://www.nordicedtechaward.com/