For Teachers, by Teachers
Harness is an award-winning education technology company based in the UK. Since our founding, we have worked hand-in-hand with teachers to design and develop our interactive teaching and assessment tool, Unio By Harness®. Harness was one of the winners of the prestigious Open Education Challenge (OEC), run under the patronage of the European Commission and Unio is used by teachers and learners across the world.
Meet the members of our Teacher Tech Board
We believe that teachers should play a central role in the ongoing development of Unio. Our Teacher Tech Board, which consists of teachers from a range of teaching backgrounds, plays a crucial role in this regard. With a passion for teaching and a commitment to sharing best practices with their peers, the board meets several times a year to look at how best classroom practices, including developments in educational research and future challenges, should inform the ongoing development of Unio.
Meet the Harness Team
Chief Executive Officer
Meir, our CEO, leads Unio’s vision to create the best breed of edtech. He has extensive experience managing companies of all sizes, from large multinationals to emerging start-ups. Meir has been immersed in education since childhood; both his parents and his brother are teachers. Meir has an MBA and speaks 6 languages.
Marketing & Sales Director
Nihal is our Marketing & Sales Director. Before joining Harness, spent more than a decade running highly successful marketing and research projects for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and education institutions in the UK and across MEA. She holds an MBA and an Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice. In her free time, Nihal enjoys extreme sports and travelling.
Chief Technology Officer
Russell, our Chief Technology Officer, leads Unio’s technology development. He has spent the majority of his 27 years in technology building tech solutions for content distribution, telecoms, and retail. As a result, he has deep experience in the management of software teams, as well as the infrastructure over which those solutions are delivered.
Pedagogical & Learning Specialist
Assaf is a former headteacher who ran a unique school in Jerusalem, and before that he was a Maths and Science teacher. He has an MSc in Science Teaching. He’s passionate about improving Teacher-Student interaction, Neuro-Education and Growth Mindsets. In his free time, Assaf loves travelling with his family, attending concerts and cooking Mediterranean food.
Meet Some of our Investors
Harness has raised several rounds of funding from a diverse group of investors and institutions committed to the development of EdTech products in Europe and beyond.
A privately owned company, based in Barcelona, that has been a major contributor to innovative learning in all areas of social development for twenty years. PAU also gathers together large European family funds and VC investors.
Perennity Investments is a privately owned investment company, based in Luxembourg, that specialises in real estate development and Investment. Perennity Investments is also involved in private equity for small and mid cap companies with an international exposition