Discover all there is to know about our unique EdTech programme

  • Our approach


    EDUCATE’s work is best expressed as a ‘Golden Triangle’.

  • Our approach


    We connect EdTech companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups with first-class business trainers, experts and mentors.

  • Our approach


    We help entrepreneurs use research evidence to inform the design of their products.

What we do

EDUCATE is the leading research and business training programme for EdTech startups in London . We promote excellence in EdTech by connecting the EdTech community to the world’s best educational research and practice.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and in partnership with UCL EngineeringBESAF6S and Nesta, we are using our academic and business know-how to bring EdTech products to life. Our pioneering approach aims to build and develop world-class EdTech products and services based on what works for teachers and learners.

Who we are

Based at the UCL Institute of Education’s Knowledge Lab, the programme is led by Rose Luckin, Professor in Learner Centred Design and a highly regarded expert in AI, alongside a team of expert academic researchers, business mentors and partners from the education, technology and innovation sectors.

Our programme

The EDUCATE programme combines our expertise in educational research methodology and business development to support entrepreneurs wishing to make an impact in education.  During phase I, participants receive an intensive course of hands-on support through workshops and training sessions. In phase II, participants use the knowledge they’ve gained to create a research proposal which will inform the ongoing development of their EdTech product.

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Meet the people behind the programme

Our team

Find here an overview of the programme and format

The programme

Our partners