Oxford University Press has teamed up with three small Israeli firms offering services in education technology in the distinguished publishing house’s “most extensive collaboration yet” with Israeli industry.
The start-ups include a children’s content discovery platform, an e-book service provider, and one offering a free platform for teachers and students to create personalised interactive lessons.
“Ed-tech is a key area of synergy for the UK and Israel,” said Dona Haj Manaa from the UK Israel Tech Hub, a British Embassy project which facilitated the collaboration.
Oxford University Press, one of the world’s oldest publishing houses, has annual sales of 110 million units, and has been looking at Israeli technology start-ups to help it adapt to the challenges of the digital age.
“Ed-tech ventures are increasingly influential as they shape and improve the educational experience,” said OUP director Paul Riley. “Inventive Israeli start-ups provide us with opportunities to combine our high-quality content with ground-breaking technology.”