Area9 Lyceum has been selected by Kickstart, the Swiss innovation platform, to become part of its ecosystem of start-ups and growth companies. Area9 is among the 48 start-ups and 9 corporate “intrapreneurship” teams from 17 countries that will participate for this year’s innovation program.

From September to November 2019, Area9 and the other selected growth ventures will gather for several weeks in Zurich, Switzerland. There, they will have access to innovation partners, including more than 30 companies, universities, foundations, and cities. Area9 will participate in the category of “EdTech & Learning.”

Area9 was founded in 2006 and draws from more than 20 years of research in adaptive learning technology and how people learn. It recently launched its fourth-generation adaptive learning platform, Area9 Rhapsode™, which uses artificial intelligence to deliver a personalized learning experience.

Participating in Kickstart at this juncture in the company’s development will help Area9 continue to drive innovation and growth. “We look forward to participating in Kickstart’s ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators across so many different industries and businesses,” said Ulrik Juul Christensen, M.D., CEO of Area9 Lyceum. “Our ambition is to create the world’s leading learning technology company for both the educational and corporate sectors.”


About Area9 Lyceum

Area9 Lyceum builds 21st century skills and competencies through the world’s first four-dimensional learning platform, Area9 Rhapsode™. Based on more than 20 years of research into human factors and cognition, our AI-based platform delivers truly personalized learning at scale – cutting training time in half, guaranteeing proficiency and making lasting impacts on careers and business outcomes.


About Kickstart

Kickstart is an ecosystem innovation platform to bridge the gap between start-ups, corporations, cities, foundations and universities to accelerate deep tech innovation. Science- and engineering-driven technologies have the potential to transform humanity’s biggest problems into solvable challenges. These challenges require unprecedented collaboration between established organizations and audacious entrepreneurs. Each year, Kickstart brings up to 50 later-stage start-ups to Switzerland to collaborate with key players for proofs-of-concept, pilot projects and other innovation partnerships.