On a mission to improve student wellbeing and success

We are on a mission to improve student wellbeing by helping all students find friendship and develop a sense of belonging.

In 2015 the top-ranked BI Norwegian Business School (BI) initiated a project that would become a 5-year development project based on the BI2020 report, with the purpose of finding out how the students' digital learning environment should be developed. The project started with the goal of increasing student engagement in Higher Education, but evolved along the way to focus on reducing dropout rates.

Differ (also known as EdTech Foundry AS) was founded as a private company to be a R&D partner for BI LearningLab, that could also collaborate with other institutions and operate independently.

Differ is leading the ongoing Edubots Knowledge Alliance

Edubots 2019-2021

Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance
Differ is the consortium leader for a group of 6 partners across Europe, working on best practice implementation of chatbot technology in Higher Education.

Chatbots 4 Loyalty 2018-2022

Norwegian project lead by SINTEF
In Chatbots for Loyalty, our goal is to strenghten the role chatbots may take as point of contact between customers, users, and companies.

Digital Learning Arena

R&D project with BI Norwegian Business School
10 solutions implemented
35,000 first-year students
550,000 messages sent -  4.2M user sessions - 22M data points

The team

We are a small, distributed, team based in Norway and Austria. Together we have fun, and do good work. =)

Lars Willner
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Gregor Jarisch
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