UK EdTech 50 Award Ceremony

February 28, 2020

UK EdTech: A celebration of the people, products and projects shaping Education Technology 

UK EdTech 50 Award Ceremony

Sponsored by Amazon CWS and in partnership with JISC, ISC Digital and TES, the EdTech 50 aims to shine a spotlight on the EdTech champions, products and projects which are having impact in communities across the UK.  Having received hundreds of nominations, the judges shortlisted candidates and the eventual winners are now publically available in the EdTech 50 Yearbook, which can be downloaded from the Education Foundation website:

http://www.ednfoundation.org/download-edtech-yearbook/

The celebration event was hosted at Amazon headquarters in London.  During the event, students from the London Design & Engineering UTC demonstrated innovative projects, including augmented reality periodic table cards and a 3D printed Formula One steering wheel.  David Goutcher, a winner in the product category and author of the Spy Quest series, described the challenges facing companies locally and globally.

“…Edtech is growing across Britain and Northern Ireland – supportive for educators, learners, and, if implemented well helps improve education…This edtech sector needs bold and imaginative policy to support it, investment, super-fast broadband; but above all it needs focus and passion from governments to fully realise its potential for education, skills, new jobs and growth across our country…” Ty Goddard, Director of The Education Foundation

The Education Foundation runs a number of EdTech events in the UK and provides strategic insight for the industry in the form of research and reports.  Co-Founder and Director, Ty Goddard has worked as an advisor to the Department for Education on Extended Schools and is currently collaborating on the Edtech Demonstrator National Project.  This project is part of the government’s EdTech strategy, the aim of which is to transform technology in education and solve the key challenges facing the sector.  

Further information on the EdTech demonstrator school programme is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/edtech-demonstrator-schools-and-colleges-programme