In 2007, a young student from Romania, Cosmin Malureanu, founded a software design company specializing in eLearning materials, including online learning courses for corporate clients and educational games for pre-school children.
Now, his company, Ascendia Design, employs 24 people with an annual turnover of more than €350 000. Among Cosmin’s clients are Romania’s Ministry of Education Allianz and Raiffeisen Bank. Ascendia Design is now operating in Romania, Moldavia, Cyprus, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Malta and Kazakhstan and is expanding its presence in the UK.
For Cosmin eLearning is not only a promising market worth $ 7.8 billion in Europe alone, but also a personal passion. Cosmin has been participating in numerous initiatives to promote digital skills and digital entrepreneurship among European students, such as eSkills for jobs conference 2014, European Business Summit and representing Romania at the World Summit Award 2011 with his educational Astronomy iBook.