Last year, the Futures Forum on Learning launched the global Tools Competition to fund edtech tools, technologies, and platforms to combat the crisis of pandemic-related learning loss and build the field of learning engineering. The competition generated significant interest—receiving nearly 900 proposals from 55 countries. Following a multi-phase judging process, 18 winning teams, made up of entrepreneurs, learning scientists, and researchers from around the world, were selected to receive more than $1.5 million in funding.

We are excited to announce that this year’s Learning Engineering Tools Competition is now open. Thanks to a growing number of sponsors, we expect to award $4 million in prizes to teachers, students, researchers, technologists, and edtech leaders more than double the previous year’s prize purse. This will be one of the largest edtech competitions ever convened.

Key themes for this year’s competition include accelerated learning, assessment, adult learning, and research-driven experimentation.