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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

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

UCL EDUCATE programme short-listed in prestigious London Business Awards 2019

Alumni News, Business Sector, Events / February 13, 2019

UCL EDUCATE has been short-listed in the inaugural London Business Awards. The programme has been named in the Ambassador Category, under the Paying it Forward sub-heading. The London Business Awards recognise the accomplishments of businesses and key individuals based in the capital over the past year. The Paying it Forward Award recognises an individual or …

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

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

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