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EasyPeasy enters partnership with the LEGO Group to support home learning

Business Sector, Education Sector / July 5, 2019

EasyPeasy has announced an exciting new partnership with the LEGO Group, to work on innovations to support home learning for two to five-year olds. EasyPeasy, which was part of cohort 4 of the UCL EDUCATE programme and is a recipient of an Evidence-Applied EdWard, supports children’s school readiness skills by improving parent engagement and building …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE hosts launch of the European EdTech Network with call for expansion and further collaboration

Education Sector, Events / July 1, 2019

More than 200 guests and dignitaries from across the continent attended the launch of the European EdTech Network in London, on June 19. The event was hosted by the UCL EDUCATE programme, with partners Oulu University (Finland), KU Leuven (Belgium) and IE Business School (Spain). The EETN brings together stakeholders of the EdTech ecosystem at …

By Dorothy

GUEST BLOG: MyPocketSkill finalist in Tech Crunch Europa Awards

Blog / June 26, 2019

Zara Ransley, co-founder of MyPocketSkill, discusses the company’s recent success as finalists of the Tech Crunch Europa Awards. We were absolutely thrilled last month to discover that we are finalists for Tech Crunch’s Europa Awards. The Awards are highly regarded in the startup circuit and celebrate the most ambitious and innovative tech companies from all …

By Dorothy

Musemio founder announced as Sky Women in Tech Scholar

Business Sector, Virtual & Augmented Reality / June 26, 2019

Olga Kravchenko, co-founder of Musemio, part of the UCL EDUCATE programme over last winter, has been named as one of this year’s recipients of a £25,000 scholar scheme with media giant, Sky. The Women in Tech Scholar funding will help Olga (pictured left), and co-founder Kaitlin Fritz, to develop their business and give them access …

By Dorothy

Co-founder of ethical AI institute calls for “global standard” in technology development

Artificial Intelligence, Education Sector, Ethics / June 21, 2019

The Institute for Ethical AI in Education should lead the world on a uniform global standard that would oversee the development of the technology, one of its founders has said. Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University, and co-founder of the IEAIED with Professor Rose Luckin, the director of UCL EDUCATE and Priya Lakhani, the …

By Dorothy

First European EdTech Network to boost collaboration among sector launches today

Education Sector, Events / June 19, 2019

The European EdTech Network (EETN) is the first organisation of its kind enabling transnational cooperation among leading European universities and innovators. A major aspect of the collaboration will be the EdTech Platform – the first online space of its kind to promote knowledge on EdTech topics and multi-stakeholder work in education and technology and to …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE hosts impact workshop for top global EdTech developers

Business Sector, Events / June 18, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has kicked off London EdTech Week with a workshop for some of the world’s best EdTech start-ups and entrepreneurs. Representatives from more than 30 countries descended on its headquarters at the UCL Knowledge Lab for the Future Ideas Summit and an afternoon of discussion, collaboration and networking, ahead of today’s EdTechXGlobal’s Global SuperLeague …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE convenes international summit for EdTech companies in London

Business Sector, Events / June 17, 2019

The UCL EDUCATE programme is convening an international EdTech Summit for 70 companies representing 37 countries globally, kicking off London EdTech Week, today (June 17). The Future Ideas Summit brings together EdTech founders, innovators, corporate executives, educationalists and investors from around the world to network, debate and look at how the technology landscape will evolve …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE becomes a partner in the world’s largest EdTech start-up competition

Business Sector, Events / June 11, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has become the national partner in the GESAwards, the biggest EdTech start-up competition. GESAwards was set up five years ago by MindCET (Israel) and is a joint venture between partners from six continents, involving 17 regional EdTech clusters with a network of more than 2,500 companies. It provides opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators …

By Dorothy

Department for Education appoints Leadership Group to oversee its EdTech strategy

Education Sector, Government & Policy / June 6, 2019

Professor Rose Luckin has welcomed the creation of a Leadership Group to support the Government’s £10m EdTech strategy. The founder and director of UCL EDUCATE has been advising the Department for Education (DfE) as an educational and research expert since it announced its EdTech plans in January. Professor Luckin is also the specialist adviser to …

By Dorothy

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names MyCognition as a leader in the field of cognitive function and education

Alumni News, Education Sector / June 4, 2019

One of UCL EDUCATE’s most successful companies has been named by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as leading in the area of cognitive function in education. The accolade was part of a recent review of the technology sector dedicated to the measurement and improvement of cognitive/executive function in education. MyCognition was a participant of …

By Dorothy

Tassomai to launch personalised research-led intervention videos for students with knowledge gaps in science

Artificial Intelligence, Business Sector, Education Sector / May 16, 2019

One of UCL EDUCATE’s most successful companies has launched a revolutionary learning intervention, after research showed it helped students fill in the gaps in their science knowledge. Tassomai, which uses quiz-based online learning, is to offer short video clips to students who lack knowledge in specific science concepts. Its algorithm will work out where the …

By Dorothy

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