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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 announces global expansion during its flagship Demo Day

Business Sector, Education Sector, Events, Investment / December 4, 2019

More than 200 entrepreneurs, investors and guests attended the second annual flagship UCL EDUCATE Demo Day on November 29, to watch eight of the UK’s leading edtech companies pitch for a prize package of more than £500,000. The three-hour event provided a perfect backdrop for major announcements about the future of Europe’s leading research-led accelerator, including …

By Dorothy

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

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

UCL EDUCATE COMPANIES RUNNERS-UP IN PRESTIGIOUS GESAwards 2019 EDTECH SEMI-FINAL  

Alumni News, Business Sector, Events / September 19, 2019

Two UCL EDUCATE programme participants took the runner-up spots in the British semi-finals of the GESAwards 2019. Nature Bytes, which was part of cohort 8 and Ketka, from cohort 10, were among 12 of the top EdTech companies in the UK competing for a place in the global competition taking place in London, in January. …

By Dorothy

Ethics in EdTech development: why they’re important

Blog, Ethics, Events / September 4, 2019

UCL EDUCATE’S Principal Research Lead, Dr Alison Clark-Wilson, is a keynote speaker at the Ethical Issues and Gaining Ethical Approval Roundtable, being hosted by the British Educational Research Association next month. In this Q&A article, she explains why ethics are such an important aspect of EdTech development. Q: What problems do EdTech companies face with …

By Dorothy

Tech businesses today have an imperative to be responsible with the data

Blog, Business Sector, Events / September 3, 2019

David Savage, founder of the Tech Talks podcast, has been interviewing tech entrepreneurs on his show for three years now, and exploring the challenges and opportunities that technology can bring to our lives, across any and every sector. David will bring his considerable experience to our panel of expert judges at the GESAwards UK semi-finals, on …

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

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

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