Consumer Discretionary Author:WIM Committee , Jianhao Liu Editor:Luke Sheehan Oct 23, 2020 11:50 AM (GMT+8)

Although the global Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed a whirlwind of impacts on the world, for the education industry, it has dramatically accelerated the progression of online education.

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On December 9-11, 2020, EqualOcean will host this year's World Innovators Meet (WIM). WIM2020 will take on a bolder stance and adopt a more global outlook by taking the form of an online conference that will be streamed simultaneously in all countries and regions that champion the realm of technology and innovation. 

During the World Innovators Meet, the WIM Committee will release the annual blockbuster WIA list, the World Innovation Awards, based on our annual industry and investment research findings, together with a series of research reports.

Why EdTech?

Although the global COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a whirlwind of impacts on the world, hindering global integration and pulling many economies backwards, new opportunities seem to be emerging for all industries as we respond to our current challenges.

For the education industry, in particular, COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the progression of online education. The conventional form of education has also adopted novel means of technological advancement, highlighting the importance of integrating education and technology, thereby accelerating market expansion and rapidly increasing the penetration rate of online education.

With the commercialization of rapidly evolving technologies such as AI, 5G and AR/VR, the teaching scene is gradually taking on a virtual model.  We predict that barriers to quality digitized education across the globe are likely to be disrupted in the future.

This being said, innovation is particularly important.

EqualOcean will select 50 mid-term start-ups with great potential in the field of global education technology innovation, releasing the 2020 Global Education Technology Innovation Top 50 list and report. Categorizing the education industry according to the target users, EqualOcean divides it into six major subcategories, including Pre-School Education, K12 Supporting, STEAM Education, Language Learning, Professional Education and Education Management/Solution Platform.

Pre-school education 

Nowadays, traditional modes of teaching pre-school curricula can hardly catch up with the increasing demand for high-quality education. On the other hand, the emergence of new educational concepts and their popularity have intensified the fierce competition in this field; the survival of traditional early childhood education is particularly difficult, with providers' market shares potentially taken over by innovative counterparts.

K12 complementary learning programs

Companies that offer K12 complementary learning programs aim to improve user learning efficiency by adopting convenient methods. With the development of the mobile Internet, these entities will be able to better cater to students that are comfortable with technology-infused learning models.

STEAM education

STEAM is an educational approach initially put forth by the US government, referring to learning using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. With the overall education level improving, the multi-faceted development of abilities is more important than ever before; the STEAM education concept has thus entered a period of rapid popularization.

Language learning

Although global integration has slowed down since the pandemic, its trend will pick up in the long-run. Consumer enthusiasm for language learning has never ceased. With the help of new technologies, more convenient and user-friendly language learning tools may become the first choice of consumers.

Professional education

To a certain extent, the slowdown in economic growth has exacerbated people's dissatisfaction with the status quo. The number of people looking for new career opportunities has increased, which in turn has sped up the development of professional education.

Education management/solution platform

Solving the needs of teachers and students to boost the advancement of the education industry is the companies' core value in this arena. The pandemic has brought out complications in the education sector due to the discrepancy between demand and supply. As a result, EdTech platform providers have played a key role in resolving these new challenges.

About WIM

Hosted by EqualOcean, the World Innovators Meet (WIM) is a world-class event for innovators. It provides limitless opportunities to learn from and connect with the most sought-after technology pioneers.

About WIA

The World Innovation Awards (WIA) are announced at WIM to recognize game-changers across various industries and geographies. Selected by a committee of distinguished experts, entrepreneurs and investors, WIA are designed to acknowledge technology disruptors striving to make a positive impact.

Register for the event

We sincerely welcome you to join WIM2020 on December 9-11, 2020.

Click here to register and you will receive:

[Global Trends] Key insights from 11 Industry and Overseas Chapters made available to you for all three days of WIM2020.

[Insightful Conversation] Connect with 120 top-notch global speakers, listen to their perspectives and interact with them online.

[Innovative Community] Join an exclusive network of 10,000 professionals to participate in discussions and gain first-hand information from fellow participants.

[Business Networking] Gain 1:1 business-connect opportunity to launch or speed up partnerships worldwide.

[Comprehensive Report] Exclusive in-depth research reports will be delivered right to your mailbox.

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Join the WIM2020 family and become a member of the World Innovation Community, participating in a technology and innovation carnival that connects the world right at your doorstep, all while drawing a special end to the extraordinary 2020!


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