Ed-Tech & Med-Tech
The Hearth has developed a reputation for identifying and bringing to market innovation that works. It identifies leading education and medical technologies that address critical areas within their systems, from unique forms of instructional delivery and online learning to data management and accountability tools. The Hearth advises investors as well as technology companies.
The reason for the success of the Hearthʼs approach to design and innovation is its process, Design Thinking, that enables the creation of leading technology-assisted learning communities for the future, where the institutions are dynamic, adaptive, self-organising systems, not only capable but inherently designed to renew themselves and to grow and change. The Hearth’s Design Thinking is about having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact in institutions. It is a process for transforming difficult challenges into opportunities for education and medical innovation, using appropriate technologies in appropriate contexts for appropriate outcomes.
The process is collaborative and benefits greatly from the views of multiple perspectives. Key to the process is experimentation: bringing ideas to life. Building prototypes means making ideas tangible, learning while building them and sharing them with other people in the process. Also important is evolution: the development of the concept over time. It involves planning next steps, communicating the idea to people involved, and documenting the process.
The Hearth has previously focussed on companies and investors relating to AI-powered online professional training in the medical space, online and distance learning including English language learning, classroom and teacher assistant tools, student learning technologies, knowledge management and ERP/course management/learning management solutions.