Global Education Risk Monitor

An open source risk monitor for global education.


This is an open source risk monitor and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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About the Global Education Risk Monitor

The Global Risk Monitor (GRM) tracks the likelihood of our top ten global risks – the most serious and pertinent geopolitical and macroeconomic risks the world faces in the year ahead.

The GRM’s rigorous and transparent methodology helps businesses and policymakers track emerging risks and measure their impact on geopolitics, macroeconomics and investor interests – all available through a user-friendly, fully interactive interface which links directly to further analysis from the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.

GRM clients can: Track the evolution of our top ten risks through weekly updates, which include a one-year outlook View likelihood and impact assessments calibrated by our in-house analysts, Senior Global Advisors, and our global network of experts Contact our in-house analysts directly with questions about our risk analysis Tailor our service to identify, assess, and track risks pertinent to your strategy and operations through our Customised Risk Monitor.


The Global Learning Landscape embraces two classical approaches to analysis and design. Top Down / Bottom Up and Human Intuition / Machine Intelligence.

Who we are

HolonIQ is a globally unique education market intelligence firm. Our mission is to connect the world with the technology, skills and capital to transform education through access to the most comprehensive education innovation dataset, intelligence tools and global network of people and ideas.

We help companies, institutions, governments and investors power growth and innovation by connecting billions of data points about education startups, technologies, deal flow, schools, universities, jobs, skills, research and patents and apply machine learning to analyze, evaluate and identify patterns, generating insights that help clients make data-driven decisions and answer strategic questions.

With billions of data-points connected in just a few short months, we have already helped governments, institutions, companies and entrepreneurs in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia answer strategic questions about market trends, growth strategies, investment focus, business performance and benchmarking.

Holon (ὅλον)

In systems theory, a Holon (ὅλον) is an evolving and self-organizing system. Each holon has integrity and identity on its own, but is simultaneously part of a larger system. We consider education to be an holonic system, where holons (learners, teachers, academics, schools, startups, universities, national systems) are simultaneously autonomous and co-operative.

Holonic systems are complex systems, efficient in the use of resources, highly resilient to disturbances yet adaptable to change, preserving the stability of a hierarchy while provid­ing the dynamic flexibility of an adaptive system.

This is how we think about innovation in education. Not top-down, technology-led but rather innovating from within the system - constantly learning, cooperating and adapting. Enabled and empowered with new models that the network evolves and organizes around, maintaining a constant focus on the learner.

Why we did this

Education is a complex sector, combining important social, economic, cultural, intellectual and personal factors and operating at global, national, local and personal levels. However, information and data about education and the innovation that is occuring throughout the system is fragmented and anchored in its local environment, making cooperation across contexts difficult, thus hindering material innovation in the sector.

We have been building, investing and mapping innovation in education for decades and have had the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs, educators, institutions and governments globally. One of the constant themes arising from our engagements and conversations with each of these stakeholders is the difficulty in accessing, understanding and learning from innovations undertaken elsewhere.

The Global Learning Landscape provides common structure and language for identifying, tracking and making sense of the complexity and volume of innovation happening in education all around the world by providing a well-defined, robust, accessible and community enabled taxonomy.

Using a common framework will support the discovery of, and access to innovation initiatives, provide opportunities for collaboration and benchmarking, reduce barriers to innovation and allow analysis and trend mapping within or across innovation clusters. Licenced under Creative Commons and as an open source project, the taxonomy is available for anyone to support their own work in education innovation. The global community can track and contribute to the taxonomy’s ongoing development via GitHub.



Open Research


Educational Resources

Peer to Peer Q&A Platforms

Education Management Platforms

Learning Environments

Classroom Technology

Admissions Platforms


Pre K



Alternate Schools



Proprietary Online

Online Program Managers

Bootcamp 2.0


XR. Mixed, Augmented and Virtual Reality


Voice, Chat and Wearables

Games and Simulation

STEAM & Coding

Language Learning

Language Testing


International Schools

International Study

Teacher Resources

Study Notes & Homework

After School Tutoring


Test Preparation




Career Planning

Skills Verification

Workforce Planning

Talent Acquisition

Capability Development

Performance Management


Up Skilling





Global Giants


Accelerators & Incubators


Awards & Rankings

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