The Global Edtech Testbed Network is a collaborative effort supported by the Jacobs Foundation to advance best practices in the field of edtech co-development and evaluation through “testbeds” or authentic school environments in which to trial emerging education technologies. 

The Jacobs Foundation is a charitable foundation based in Switzerland, established in 1989 by Klaus J. Jacobs and his family.



The survey is open until June 30 2023. It aims to gather and synthesise a wide knowledge base of globally diverse EdTech testbed opportunities, experiences, structures, resources, funding mechanisms alongside the associated successes and challenges.

FEB 28 – MAR 3 2023

GETN 2023 Forum

The GETN 2023 Forum was an opportunity to gather a group of EdTech researchers, philanthropic organisations, EdTech founders, Civil Society Organisations, for- and non-profit organisations, policy leaders and practitioners to synthesise existing models for system-wide EdTech Testbeds in high, medium and low resource contexts.

As a continuation of the forum, the group will work towards developing an EdTech Testbed Design Toolkit for Global Stakeholders, and explore funding opportunities to create this resource as a global good.

GETN Partner Organisations

The Jacobs Foundation is one of the world’s leading foundations dedicated to facilitating innovation for children and youth. The Foundation wants to co-create evidence-based ideas for learning, support schools in offering quality education and sharing best practices, and to transform education systems around the world. The Jacobs Foundation’s goal is to provide children and youth with effective knowledge, skills, tools, and equitable opportunities to reach their full learning potential and thrive together.