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UCL EDUCATE highlighted in Government’s new EdTech strategy for schools

Education Sector, Government & Policy / April 3, 2019

The work of the UCL EDUCATE programme has been highlighted in a major £10 million government initiative to improve the use and development of EdTech in schools. The strategy, ‘Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry’, published today (3 April) by the Department for Education, aims …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE sets up new European EdTech collaboration

Education Sector / March 15, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has become a founder member of the European EdTech programme. The three-year Erasmus+-funded programme is a partnership with Oulu University of Applied Sciences, in Finland, IE University, Madrid, and the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium. The partners’ aim is to foster collaboration among Universities and institutions from Europe and beyond who have …

By Dorothy

CENTURY Tech partners with SSAT in project to cut teacher workload

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / December 18, 2018

One of EDUCATE’S most successful cohorts, CENTURY Tech, is to collaborate with a leading UK educational organisation in a unique project to reduce teacher workload and improve pupil learning. The partnership with SSAT, which represents thousands of schools, teachers and students, will explore how AI, big data and neuroscience can offer pupils a more personalised …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE to host its second EdWards ceremony during Bett Show 2019

Events / December 17, 2018

The EDUCATE programme is to host its second EdWards ceremony during the Bett Show 2019, recognising the achievements and success of the EdTech companies with which it works. The event, which will be hosted by Sophie Bailey, founder of EdTech Podcast, will see more than 20 entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups receive the quality mark, following …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE cohort, Earwig Academic, included in Government report on special needs assessment

Alumni News, Government & Policy / December 13, 2018

Earwig Academic, part of the EDUCATE programme’s cohort 4 intake, has been mentioned in a Department for Education (DfE) report into the future of assessment of pupils with special needs and disabilities. A tool for teachers to record, track and assess pupils The report, Piloting the 7 aspects of engagement for summative assessment: qualitative evaluation, published …

By Dorothy

Professor Rose Luckin appointed Specialist Adviser to Commons Education Select Committee

Education Sector, Education Select Committee, Government & Policy / December 3, 2018

EDUCATE’s director, Professor Rose Luckin, has been appointed as Specialist Adviser to the all-party Commons Education Select Committee in its inquiry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Professor Luckin, who gave evidence to the committee in October, will work closely with the committee to plan evidence sessions, offer advice on witnesses, and support committee members and …

By Dorothy

Strong EDUCATE presence at FUTUREBOOK LIVE 2018

Education Sector, Events / December 2, 2018

Six of the EDUCATE programme’s companies showcased their products and services at the annual Bookseller conference, FUTUREBOOKLIVE, on November 30, while representatives from four more participated in conference sessions. The six – Wizenoze, Structural Learning, MyCognition, EvidenceB, Edval and Brands Whisper’g – talked to publishing professionals about their work, and how different platforms can be …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE cohorts pitch to financial backers in front of a packed City Hall audience

/ November 27, 2018

A capacity audience of 300 people attended the inaugural EDUCATE Investor Summit and Demo Day at City Hall, yesterday (November 26), to watch 11 leading EdTech companies pitch to financial backers for possible funding, investment and partnerships. The businesses, all successful former participants of the EDUCATE programme, each gave a six-minute presentation to investors, who …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE companies to pitch to investors in Dragon’s Den-style event at City Hall, London

/ November 26, 2018

Eleven companies that have successfully completed the EDUCATE programme will be pitching for investment, funding and business partnerships in a Dragon’s Den-style event, being held at City Hall, in London, today (Monday, November 26). The Investor Summit and Demo Day, organised by EDUCATE and believed to be the first event of its kind held in …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE cohorts to showcase at this year’s FUTUREBOOKLIVE conference

/ November 14, 2018

Six of the EDUCATE programme’s most successful companies are to showcase their products and services at the annual Bookseller conference, FUTUREBOOKLIVE, on November 30. The participants will be on hand to talk to more than 400 publishing professionals about their work, and how different platforms can be used to facilitate the accessing of content and …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE cohorts listed in Bett Awards 2019

Alumni News, Events / November 7, 2018

Several EDUCATE cohorts have been listed in the Bett Awards 2019. The awards, which will be announced at a special ceremony at the Bett Show on January 23, include 21 categories covering every aspect of EdTech design and  development. Overall, EDUCATE start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs are mentioned 19 times in the list of finalists, with …

By Dorothy

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