Education Technology Pioneers Announced as Winners of SIIA Innovation Incubator Program

For Immediate Release
SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, +1. 202.289.7442, abostrom@siia.net
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Education Technology Pioneers Announced as Winners of SIIA Innovation Incubator Program
Companies Recognized as Top Innovators at the Education Industry Summit 

San Francisco, CA (May 5, 2015) The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) showcased some of the newest and most innovative products in the education technology market, and recognized the best among them as part of the Innovation Incubator program at the Education Industry Summit, the leading conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology market, held May 3-5 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Award Winners:

·         Most Likely to Succeed:  Vidcode, Vidcode

·         Most InnovativeVidcode, Vidcode

Runners-Up:

·         Most Likely to Succeed Runner-Up: TAO, Open Assessment Technologies

·         Most Innovative Runner-Up: 3D Deep-Zoom Interactive Educational Content, Corinth

“This year’s Innovation Incubator participants presented extraordinary education technology products,” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of the ETIN-SIIA. “The program winners will be among entrepreneurs to watch as they continue to innovate in the coming years.”

More than 50 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria. They were judged by both industry leaders and educators in classrooms around the globe. Ten participants and one alternate were selected as finalists for the program, and the winners were judged by the ed tech leaders at the Education Industry Summit.

The full list of finalists:

·         Adobe Voice, Adobe

·         CAP IT!, CAP IT! Learning

·         eCarrot, eBravium

·         EdProtect, Education Framework Inc.

·         Junction, Junction Education

·         LabMS Suite, Infinite Octopus

·         Propagate Vocabulary, Propagate, Inc.

·         TAO, Open Assessment Technologies

·         Tilton’s Algebra, TiltonTec

·         Vidcode,Vidcode

Alternate:

·         3D Deep-Zoom Interactive Educational Content, Corinth

The SIIA Innovation Incubator Program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided support for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies. The program is open to applicants from academic and non-profit institutions, pre-revenue and early-stage companies, as well as established companies with newly developed technologies.

ETIN-SIIA recognizes Texthelp, MCH, edWeb and eSchool Media for the support with the Innovation Incubator program. Thank you to the education members who reviewed the many applicants, and the mentors who worked with them throughout the cycle.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit www.siia.net.

About ETIN
The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.

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