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Universities’ Minister visits UCL EDUCATE programme and EdTech start-ups

Business Sector, Education Sector, Government & Policy / February 13, 2019

Chris Skidmore, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, met members of the EDUCATE team and several of its participants during a two-hour visit to the programme’s UCL Knowledge Lab offices last week. The Minister was welcomed by Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s Director and Dr Celia Calucott, UCL’s Vice Provost for Enterprise, …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE showcases EdTech start-ups to universities Minister

/ February 8, 2019

Universities and science minister, Chris Skidmore, is to meet researchers and entrepreneurs from the EDUCATE programme today (February 8) at its headquarters at the UCL Knowledge Lab, in London. Mr Skidmore will see the work of more than 20 London EdTech companies who are working with UCL researchers on a range of projects, from using …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE featured in Education Investor Magazine

/ February 6, 2019

Education Investor, the leading global trade publication for the education investment industry, has featured an article about the EDUCATE programme and our inaugural Demo Day and Investor Summit event, held at City Hall in London last November. The article highlights some of the companies involved in the event, and includes comments from Professor Rose Luckin and …

By Brent

Showing your EdTech to different audiences

Alumni News, Blog / February 5, 2019

Alison Clark-Wilson and Canan Blake, of EDUCATE’S research team, outline the importance of knowing your audience Learners, teachers, and parents are the main stakeholders of EdTech products and services. It is almost always necessary to know your users – the learners – and the people who are choosing the product for them – often teachers …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE hosts its second EdWards ceremony during the Bett Show 2019

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / February 4, 2019

Twenty-three UCL EDUCATE participants received their EdWards at a special ceremony during the Bett Show 2019. Three of the companies – Across Cultures, EasyPeasy and Quipper – were presented with an Evidence-Applied award, with the other 20 receiving Evidence-Aware recognition. The EdWards are presented to UCL EDUCATE participants who have demonstrated awareness or application of …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE for Schools programme unveiled at the Bett Show

Artificial Intelligence, Education Sector, Ethics / January 25, 2019

The EDUCATE programme has unveiled its EDUCATE for Schools resource, during a keynote session at the Bett Show 2019. A packed Bett Arena heard from Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE’s director and Gary Kynaston, the headteacher of Hammersmith Academy, in west London, who has worked with the programme’s researchers on piloting the scheme. EDUCATE for Schools …

By Dorothy

Two EDUCATE companies win their categories in EdTech “Oscars”

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / January 24, 2019

Two of EDUCATE’s most successful programme participants have won their categories in this year’s BETT Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the EdTech industry. Tassomai, which was a finalist in three categories, and EasyPeasy – both members of cohort 4 of the programme – picked up the Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE welcomes £10 million government EdTech strategy announcement

Education Sector, Government & Policy / January 23, 2019

Professor Rose Luckin, the director of the EDUCATE programme, has welcomed plans for a £10 million government strategy for EdTech in schools. The proposal, outlined by Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education, at the Bett Show today (January 23), will see a plan for EdTech being launched from this Spring, enabling teachers, pupils …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE cohorts awaiting results of Bett Awards 2019

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / January 22, 2019

Several EDUCATE cohorts will find out tomorrow whether they are among the winners in the Bett Awards 2019. The awards, which will be announced at a special ceremony at the Bett Show, include 21 categories covering every aspect of EdTech design. development and business collaboration. Overall, EDUCATE start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs are mentioned 19 times …

By Dorothy

EDUCATE announces recipients of its latest round of EdWards, to be presented during the Bett Show 2019

Alumni News, Education Sector, Events / January 21, 2019

The EDUCATE programme has announced the names of the second round of recipients of its prestigious EdWard quality mark, recognising the achievements and success of the educational technology (EdTech) companies with which it works. The EdWards will be presented at a ceremony, to be held during the Bett Show, on January 25, and hosted by …

By Dorothy

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