EdTech & Public Values Virtual Seminar 21 April 2022


To the Shapers and Makers from Education Institutions, Government and EdTech, please be invited to join this elevating virtual seminar on EdTech & Public Values which will be taking place on April 21, 2022.  


During the seminar, the first iteration (v0.1) of the collaborative trust framework to protect public value in education will be presented and will be concluded with a panel discussion. The aim of the framework is to  bring to light a (small) contribution  to protect and strengthen public values. The Trust Framework is a set of trust components worked out into deployable principles. It’s designed for EdTech Founders, that want to build a long-lasting, trustworthy business with a perpetual positive effect on (public) education.


The seminar starts with an interview with Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau. Prince Constantijn has been committed to education for years, which contributes to 21st century skills and a better startup and scale-up climate in the Netherlands.


Speakers and participants present of the seminar will be: Ron Augustus, Cees Plug, Anjo van Kelckhoven, Ruben Nieuwenhuis, Arthur van der Wees and the founder of FeedbackFruits, Ewoud de Kok. The overview of speakers with their profiles can be consulted here. The seminar will be moderated by Frits Bussemaker.


For more information and to register, please visit: https://trustframework.io/




Public education finds itself, post COVID, on the eve of rapid digitalisation. In order to achieve the scale and pace of innovation, public education is expected to become more reliant on private EdTech companies. Therefore it will be off strategic importance to look after the public values in this transition. The Trust Framework is an initiative to establish long-term trustworthy private EdTech partners, securing and potentially strengthen the public values in education.

The TrustFramework is opensource and is iteratively built based on rolling releases. Since this is a new field, and resources are limited, the expectation is that it will require significant amount of iterations to get to a more consistent version.

The TrustFramework is an initiative of Educational Leaders and FeedbackFruits, an EU based EdTech scale-up. The dream is to inspire EdTech entrepreneurs and standard setting bodies to strengthen the public values in higher education. Starting with the development of a framework to guide (young) EdTech companies in Trustworthiness by Design.