For ED Tech Companies & Start-ups

The LiDA Center is available to support ed tech companies and start-ups in their efforts to develop technology-rich solutions for education.  Leverage the expertise of our Associate Director for K-12 Education, Dave Miller, who could bring to the table his personal experience with ed tech start-ups and Small Business Innovation Research grants.

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Take advantage of the following opportunities:

Contact Dr. Dave Miller for more information

Contact Dr. Miller
Learn about best practices and the challenges of educators through our networking events and Shared Resources section
Leverage the LiDA Center’s network to connect with K-12 and higher ed educators who may want to partner with you on specific projects
Take advantage of "customer discovery" and "business-model canvas" services
Leverage the LiDA Center's connections with K-12 schools to facilitate the recruitment of participants and/or partners
Benefit from advice with grant writing and project conceptualization

LiDA Center – Examples of Ed Tech Companies Collaborations

Here are just a few examples of how the LiDA Center has collaborated with ed tech companies and start-ups:

  • Supporting Safe Side Prevention, a company founded by UR Medical Center faculty Anthony Pisani to scale up his successful professional development on suicide prevention for health care and youth services professionals, in their efforts to leverage digital technologies to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their current products.
  • The LiDA Center partnered with Wordsmyth to submit a SBIR grant proposal.
  • The LiDA Center has facilitated a collaboration between TeachersConnect and the NSF-funded Noyce project preparing digitally-rich STEM teacher leaders, to develop an online community.
  • Dave Miller led a group of Warner doctoral students to a visit of Boston-area ed tech start-ups.
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