LEA Project will participate in INTED2019


    LEA will participate in INTED2019, one of the largest international education conferences

    At this event, LEA Team will organise a Special Session, on 11 March 2019, from 15h00 to 16h45, entitled “Innovation procurement to steer user-driven innovations for digital learning: presenting the LEA project”. The session, chaired by INOVA+ and SERN, will discuss topics such as innovation procurement, learning technologies and ICT needs at schools.

    SPECIAL SESSION: Innovation procurement to steer user-driven innovations for digital learning: presenting the LEA project
    Org.: Marta Coto, INOVA+, Portugal.
    Eurico Neves, Startup Europe Regions Network (SERN), Belgium.

    Understanding the innovation procurement: tools to steer the market towards innovative solutions for education
    Sara Bedin, Italy.
    Marta Coto, INOVA+, Portugal.
    Tânia Moreira, INOVA+, Portugal.

    Two different procurers: Viladecans (Spain) and Konnevesi (Finland) – Similar Visions of Digital Learning
    Paula Huuska, Konnevesi Municipality, Finland.
    Sonia Dominguez, Viladecans Municipality, Spain.

    Needs analysis for ICT in Teaching and Learning
    Philip Schüßler, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany.
    Rita Freudenberg, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany.
    Marcus Roehming, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany.
    Henry Herper, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany.

    AI, Robotics, VR – How to make cost effective and sustainable procurement decisions for future technologies in municipalities and schools?
    Kati Clements, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
    Markku Lang, Univeristy of Oulu, Finland.
    Pieta Sikström, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
    Miko Miulu, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

    Are we currently moving from the age of mobilism to age of artificial intelligence, learning analytics and robotics? How to couple emergent technology with learning and teaching?
    Jari Laru, University of Oulu, Finland.

    With the organisation of this session, LEA Team aims to:

    • Promote procurers’ capacity building, enabling to better understand innovative procurement methods, namely PCP and PPI to procure innovative solutions for education;
    • Enable dynamic dialogue between policy makers, procurers, experts, suppliers and schools in the digital learning eco-system, encouraging them to take part of the open innovation process;
    • Identify common needs for increased learning results to unify and enlarge the digital learning procurers’ network (LEA-N- Formalized network of procurers for future collaboration within innovative procurement in Education.)

    This will be a great opportunity to know and learn more about LEA’s work.

    INTED2019 will be held in Valencia (Spain), between 11 and 13 March 2019. To get more information about INTED2019, please consult the event website. The event’s programme is available here.


    LEA (project no. 779803) is funded by H2020 Programme of the European Commission. LEA aims at reforming traditional educational systems and help to achieve better learning results for students. Its main goals are to accelerate knowledge transfer, dialog and awareness raising of innovative procurement within the learning technology sector.

    All the activities of LEA project can be consulted in its website: www.learntechaccelerator.eu

    Become a LEA Follower. Know all the benefits here: www.learntechaccelerator.eu/stakeholders

    If you wish more details about the LEA project, please visit LEA website or send an email to

    marta.coto@inova.business / tania.moreira@inova.business