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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

What’s the ‘secret sauce’ of the UCL EDUCATE programme? Murray Morrison, creator of Tassomai explains

Blog / June 12, 2019

We have been delighted to hear the buzz around our new feature development at Tassomai: targeted teaching videos for students that tailor to their specific needs – a personalised revision tutor available to any student in the country. We have evidence that these videos have an immediate impact on attainment and, more importantly, a significant …

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

Writing a press release? Tips on getting it right and how to attract the attention of journalists

Blog, Business Sector / June 4, 2019

Publicising your company to the media, and dealing with journalists, can be daunting and time-consuming, often with little return. Dorothy Lepkowska, EDUCATE’s Communications Lead, offers some tips on how to write and follow up press releases, to maximise your chances of coverage. Be strategic. Consider why you want to publicise your work and what impact …

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

Looking for a funding boost? Here’s how to pitch to investors (Part 2)

Blog, Business Sector / May 7, 2019

In the second blog of this two-part series, UCL EDUCATE’S Business Lead, Koby Yogaretnam, gives a few pointers on how to make your business funding pitch stand out and be more successful. In the first part of this blog, we looked at some of the practicalities of preparing and submitting a successful funding pitch. Here, …

By Dorothy

Need a funding boost? The dos & don’ts of pitching to investors (Part 1)

Blog, Business Sector / April 30, 2019

While some entrepreneurs will have private means to develop and grow their companies most are likely, at some point, to need help from investors. UCL EDUCATE’s Business Lead, Koby Yogaretnam, who has sat at both ends of the table as an investor and entrepreneur, offers tips on how to make your pitch stand out from …

By Dorothy

International Girls in ICT Day 2019: Females still being told tech is for boys and to “grow some b*alls” as annual campaign aims to attract more girls to the industry

Business Sector, Events / April 25, 2019

Girls and young women considering a career in ICT need to be determined and bring their creative skills to the sector, female participants on the UCL EDUCATE project have advised. Speaking on International Girls in ICT Day 2019, some of the programme’s most successful and inspirational technologists and entrepreneurs, have revealed how they were often …

By Dorothy

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