- The partnership will kick off at MoodleMoot in Rome at University of Rome La Sapienza from September 28-30
- Labster to present onstage at 11:15am on September 29th in addition to providing VR demos at the MediaTouch booth throughout the event
Rome – September 18, 2017 – Labster Aps, the award winning producer of virtual laboratory simulations, today announces their partnership with MediaTouch, a company that offers functional technological solutions, servicing an impressive list of Moodle clients throughout Italy and Malta.
The news comes as an exciting follow up to the announcement that Labster has secured $10m in Series A funding to help further expansion throughout the US, Europe and Asia. Utilizing the company’s solid solid client base, the partnership with MediaTouch will enable Labster to supply thousands of students in Italy and Malta with engaging, affordable science education.
Labster provides an easily accessible way for students from all over the world to experience science. The tech company creates fully interactive advanced virtual lab simulations that use technology from computer gaming and research on the psychology of learning to guide students through real science experiments while keeping them engaged, and learning. The simulations can be accessed anytime, and from anywhere.
Currently, Labster has a bank of more than 64 simulations (and growing), from a basic introduction to acids and bases, to a simulation of using a confocal microscope. Increasingly simulations can be accessed through Virtual Reality headsets to give the student the experience of actually being in the lab.
Students, from high school to university, can access Labster’s simulations for a reasonable monthly subscription. The company has customers at over 150 institutions in 25 countries, including ETH in Zurich, Harvard Medical School, MIT and Imperial College.
Massimo Gentili, head of Channel Partnerships for Labster said: “At Labster, our goal is to provide access to high quality virtual science simulations to students all over the world. We do this by providing a cost effective solution to science education that can be accessed by anyone, from anywhere. MediaTouch is the perfect partner to help us realize our goals and create awareness of Labster in Italy and Malta.”
Anyone who wants to experience Labster for themselves can try a full lab at labsterblog.wpengine.com/try-now/
Labster is a company dedicated to developing fully interactive advanced lab simulations that are designed to stimulate students’ natural curiosity and highlight the connection between science and the real world. Founded in 2012 by Mads Tvillinggaard Bonde and Michael Bodekaer, the company has already received more than $10 million in grant funding to create cutting edge research and development projects and has partnered with an extensive list of top tier Universities including MIT, Berkeley and Imperial College. With headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Labster now has customers across 25 countries. Labster’s founder and CEO, Mads Tvillinggaard Bonde won the Innovationsfonden’s 2017 Innovator of the Year award in Denmark. Labster was also selected from 807 entries to be overall joint winner of the 2016 Reimagine Education awards, alongside a project from the London School of Economics.
About Media Touch
Media Touch offers simple and functional technological solutions for your objective, whether educational, informative or communicative, designed always to improve, together. Since 2004 the company has been the Italian MOODLE partner, the largest online open source training environment for Education, and has carried out and continues to develop many complex organisational and training projects. In 2014 they became Totara Partner, extending value proposition in the corporate sector.
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