Several EDUCATE alumni have been listed in the Bett Awards 2019.
The awards, which will be announced at a special ceremony at the Bett Show on January 23, include 21 categories covering every aspect of EdTech design and development.
Overall, EDUCATE start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs are mentioned 19 times in the list of finalists, with some appearing in more than one category.
The Bett Awards celebrate the creativity and innovation in the EdTech sector and form an integral part of the Bett Show each year. The winners are considered to have excelled in ICT provision and support for nurseries, schools, colleges and special schools alike, with a clear focus on what works in the classroom.
Professor Rose Luckin, EDUCATE Director, said: “The inclusion of so many of our cohorts, in so many categories, is a testament to their hard work, innovation and entrepreneurialism, and to the contribution of the EDUCATE programme to the EdTech sector.
“Since we launched in 2017, we have seen some truly inspirational people come through the EDUCATE programme and it is fantastic to see that this list reflects the huge diversity of interests and innovative thinking among these companies and individuals.
“The publication of this list is timely as it coincides with the induction of Cohort 7 to the programme this week. The EDUCATE team congratulates each and every one of the finalists on their success to date – and good luck for the awards ceremony!”
The EDUCATE Bett Show 2019 Finalists are:
Innovator of the Year
Early Years Content
EasyPeasy – EasyPeasy App
Discovery Education – Discovery Education Espresso News
Mangahigh – Mangahigh.com
Whole School Aids for Learning. Teaching and Assessment
Best Education Resource for Parents or Home Learning
Auris Tech Limited – Fonetti
Learning Ladders – Learning Ladders at Home
Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources
EduKit Solutions Limited – EduKit Insight
Collaboration with a School
Start-up of the Year
International Digital Education Resource
Discovery Education – Egyptian Knowledge Bank
Kano – Computer Kit Touch
Exporter of the Year
Company of the Year (less than £3m turnover)