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The context

Eureka is a school in Leuven assisting children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dyspraxia. During their 30+ years of existence, they have developed successful methodologies and tools allowing these children to successfully integrate back into the regular educational system.

The challenge

We partnered with Eureka to translate their educational and didactic experience into a digital platform for children aged 6-14, leveraging machine learning techniques to construct optimal education paths and tap into children’s strengths while overcoming their difficulties.

The product

We're bringing all actors relevant to a child's learning trajectory together: children, parents, teachers, speech therapists and other coaches. Rather than starting from a predefined set of learning objectives, CleverKids adapts to the actual abilities of the child making sure they will always be practicing at the correct level and pace.









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Following many ideation and formalization sessions, we chose Panenco as the end-to-end product development partner for the CleverKids platform. Panenco truly empathized with our ambition to spread our proven methodologies and tools across the educational system. They provided all the skills and knowhow needed to be successful in our mission.

Lucas Hermans

Eureka Onderwijs


Product definition

Laying the functional and architectural foundations

In order to help children live up to their full potential, we set out on a mission to create a child-centric platform that involves all coaches that influence the child's learning path: teachers, parents and other professionals. We decided on a tailored learning algorithm that allows kids to practice at their own pace and keeps them motivated. With these guiding principles in mind, we stepped to the drawing board.

We kickstarted a design track in order to fully conceptualise the platform in a clickable prototype that could be validated by all user audiences. We used the Eureka school as a testing playground to see how children would interact with the interfaces and received invaluable feedback from those sessions. We designed with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in mind every step of the way.

On the architectural side we opted for a scalable architecture with Google Cloud Platform. On peak hours during or right after school, the platform should be able to deal with significant user and data volumes.


Product development

A flexible software delivery process

We set up a dedicated product development team alongside a strong product owner from Eureka. We decided to capture user feedback early on, which also meant needing to keep the roadmap flexible as we moved along. We turned the roadmap into product development sprints with scrum routines as a basis: planning sessions, daily standups and demos at the end of each sprint.

CleverKids is set up as a SaaS product on top of Google Cloud infrastructure. We chose a combination of Node/TS to build REST APIs and React for the front-end application. Automated pipelines were set up with a high test coverage to be able to releases frequently yet reliably.


We grow

Expanding to schools and parents across Europe

After a successful validation period, the platform was opened up to a broader audience with a low-entry usage based pricing model. We continue to support Eureka in the further Benelux and European rollout on key operational dimensions: setting up customer success activities, billing procedures, legal documentation, and more to give the product every fighting chance to find true product-market fit.

Product development

Let's build!

Are you looking for an entrepreneurial partner to bring your digital ideas to life?Reach out at hello@panenco.com

Egwin Avau
Founding CEO
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Operations manager
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