Interview with Martin

Our founder Martin is featured on The Swedish EdTech Industry Association website

During an interview for The Swedish EdTech Industry Association, our dear founder and CEO Martin had the chance to talk about his path from working as a cognitive behavioural psychologist and later conducting doctoral research to creating the business that evolved into Scientific EdTech.

Martin has always had a fundamental interest in helping people and creating standardised applications that could be used for systematic, large-scale implementation. Working as a licensed psychologist, he had the opportunity the develop Komet (transl. comet), an evidence-based parent support program, that was widely adopted in Sweden. The driving force for founding Scientific EdTech, Martin says, has been anger and frustration about the lack of effective teaching methods in school. By using methods based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), both the increasing segregation and decreasing PISA results could be turned for the better.

On a question about the requirements for successful digitalisation of the educational system, Martin underlines the fact that good education must be based on proven experience, science and evidence. We need to improve our ability to measure student progress to successfully help them. Scientific EdTech is set to develop a system that systematically does that – it is not just another app but a platform. Teachers will also need education in the use of digital tools before any positive results can be achieved.

Here’s what Martin thinks about joining The Swedish EdTech Industry:

“We think that the organisation provides us with key insights about the industry and that we’ve already received valuable advice. We believe that The Swedish EdTech Industry will help us find other organisations and companies that are willing to co-operate and use digitalisation to improve the education and its results. We come from a tradition built upon the cornerstones of creating and sharing information that can help people and the society.”

This is a summary of the original article. Read the full story (in Swedish) on swedishedtechindustry.se.