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Naturebytes wins Demo Day prize package after nail-biting ballot

Business Sector, Events, Investment / December 4, 2019

Naturebytes, an edtech company that uses technology to help connect people to nature and the environment, has walked away with a prize package worth £500,000 after a nail-biting ballot of participants at this year’s UCL EDUCATE Demo Day. But Steve Mowat, its co-founder, has admitted he couldn’t vote in the online vote – because his …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE launches Paris hub to boost the French edtech market

Business Sector, Education Sector, Education Select Committee / November 28, 2019

UCL EDUCATE is to launch its first international venture, EDUCATE France, to support French entrepreneurs and startups working on the design and development of evidence-based edtech. The programme is a partnership between the Département du Val d’Oise, CY Cergy Paris Université (a new higher education institution created on 1 January 2020 regrouping the University of …

By Dorothy

Creating and recognising an evidence base of education technology

Alumni News, Blog / November 27, 2019

This article was first published on the website Innovate My School. Dorothy Lepkowska,  UCL EDUCATE’s Communications Lead examines the value of having an EdWard EdTech is one of the fastest growing areas of the technology industry. But with budget constraints and a plethora of online edtech platforms, tools and resources on the market, knowing how …

By Dorothy

Long-read: How can research on wellbeing inform better edtech?

Education Sector, Wellbeing / November 24, 2019

Evidence summary: How can research on wellbeing inform better edtech? You can also find a print-ready version of this article here. By Santiago De Ossorno Garcia, Research mentor, UCL EDUCATE Introduction Measuring wellbeing is a long-standing challenge for science. When developing health-related educational technology (edtech) or interventions to improve wellbeing, designers and educational technologists should …

By Cleo Fatoorehchi

UCL EDUCATE Demo Day 2019: 8 London-based edtech companies pitch for over half a million pounds of prizes

Business Sector, Events, Investment / November 21, 2019

Eight of the UK’s most successful educational technology enterprises will be pitching for a prize bundle worth over half a million pounds, at UCL EDUCATE’s annual flagship Demo Day at London’s City Hall, on 29 November. It will showcase some of the best of UCL EDUCATE’s pioneering and leading edtech entrepreneurs who will demonstrate their …

By Dorothy

UCL EDUCATE participants among 13 UK recipients of EdTech Innovation funding

Alumni News, Education Sector, Investment / November 14, 2019

Three former participants of UCL EDUCATE have each received £100,000 as part of the first wave of EdTech Innovation funding. MangaHigh, Pobble and Seneca Learning are among 13 edtech firms from across the UK sharing £1.2 million of funding to develop products aimed at revolutionising education through the use of technology. The announcement this week …

By Dorothy

Peapodicity wins Gold Award for augmented reality “encyclopaedia” cards

Alumni News, Virtual & Augmented Reality / November 13, 2019

Peapodicity, which was part of cohort 8 of UCL EDUCATE, has been awarded a Gold award for one of its AugmentifyIt learning tools by leading parents’ group, Made for Mums. After being independently tested by over 500 child and parent testers, influencers and toy industry experts, the company was awarded the top spot in the …

By Dorothy

Why Investors Should Keep An Eye on EdTech

Blog, Business Sector, Education Sector, Investment / November 12, 2019

Education technology is currently one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors. Dorothy Lepkowska, UCL EDUCATE’s Communications Lead, looks at why investors need to take more interest in this burgeoning industry. When the Education Foundation launched its EdTech Vision 2020, it could not have predicted how far the industry would have come in the intervening years, …

By Dorothy

Making the most of Bett

Business Sector, Events / November 4, 2019

By Victoria Cameron, Account Manager with Mango at PLMR As innovators in education technology, you have first-hand experience with the rapid rate at which the market is growing. With this in mind, it is increasingly important that emerging edtech companies enter the market with a strong brand image and clear and concise messaging to help …

By Cleo Fatoorehchi

Stairway secures £1 million in seed funding to develop STEM teaching and learning

Business Sector / October 21, 2019

Stairway has announced a £1 million investment by Connect Ventures, backed by some of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs. Stairway, which was part of Cohort 8 of the UCL EDUCATE programme and is a recent recipient of an Evidence-Aware EdWard, was founded by Charles Williamson and Olly Hunt with the aim of enhancing and …

By Dorothy

Teaching business studies through film and video

Blog, Education Sector / October 18, 2019

Research suggests that students prefer visual and video material to text books when studying for the International Business (IB) curriculum. Dr Nukhet Vardar, CEO and founder of Brands Whisper’g, who jointly carried out the study, outlines the findings. During my years as a university lecturer I realised that I was integrating more audio visual materials …

By Dorothy

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