A new era for EdTech in the UK
Posted by Chris at Nov. 2, 2015, 2:43 p.m.
Tagged in: edtechuk, edtech
Last week we were honoured to be invited to the launch of EdTechUK a new trade association for the UK EdTech sector. The launch involved senior figures from London and Partners, the Greater London Assembly, UK Trade and Industry, the Britain is Great campaign, Innovate UK, the Department for Education and many of the high growth education/technology ventures that feature on their map of Ed Tech companies in London.
One of the key things we took away from the event is that the EdTech economy is even more vibrant in the UK than we had previously believed. The report which accompanied the launch makes for some great reading. Ten out of the 20 top EdTech companies in Europe are from the UK, eight from London alone. UK schools alone spend £900M on EdTech and a recent Gartner report pegged worldwide spending at $67.8Bn.
We’d like to thank Ian Fordham and all of the others who made huge efforts to bring EdTechUK into being. It feels like a crucial and pivotal organisation for our blossoming sector.