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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

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

CamBioScience secures £1.1 million from global backers to develop its AI learning platform

Alumni News, Education Sector / January 10, 2019

CamBioScience Ltd has clinched around £1.1 million of funding from global backers to develop its pioneering learning platform. The investment, from an early stage investment house Beaubridge (UK) Ltd, will fuel the global scale-up of OBRIZUM®, a transformative learning platform that incorporates artificial intelligence to maximise and quicken individual employee learning and training processes. OBRIZUM® …

By Brent

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

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

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