EdTech

In the UK we’re pioneering education for the future. A nation of tech innovators with centuries of reputable education expertise, UK education technology (EdTech) today is leading the way for tomorrow.

Unstoppable innovation

With the largest EdTech industry in Europe, unrivalled expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), mixed reality and immersive content, games, massive online open courses (MOOCs) and cyber security – the UK is the global hotspot for tech in education.

Unsurpassed expertise

Heritage and innovation converge in UK EdTech, as our future-focused industry is built on centuries of experience as the home of many of the world’s most reputable institutions.

A warm welcome

UK government is investing at pace in EdTech acceleration and is doing everything to create positive regulatory frameworks that benefit global partnerships in trade and investment.

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No.1

The UK ranks number 1 in EdTech venture capital and angel funding in Europe

+1000

The UK is home to over 1000 innovative EdTech companies and 12 of Europe’s top-20 EdTech providers

£1bn

UK schools have spent more than £1bn on digital learning in the last 5 years and 70% of UK primary and secondary students use a tablet in class

41%

UK companies attracted 41% of all investment in EdTech in Europe in 2019

£5m

UK government is investing £5 million in the ground-breaking Adult Learning Technology Fund

£5bn

With £5 billion of scaleup investment in tech companies, the UK ranks 4th in the world

Accelerating EdTech during the COVID-19 pandemic

Classrooms turned virtual at lightning speed due to the pandemic, and UK EdTech innovation rapidly picked up pace to meet demand.

Astronomical EdTech take-off in lockdown

Online home schooling during lockdowns has boosted UK EdTech: the UK’s +1000 already strong EdTech businesses saw a 91% increase in investment in 2020.

A £10m UK education incubator

The Education Technology Strategy is uniting the best and brightest teachers and learning specialists with the EdTech sector to imagine, prototype and realise the solutions to today’s most pressing education challenges.

Education is how we Build Back Better

UK government is dedicating £1bn of additional funding to state schools in England to support children's learning and reduce the impact of teaching time lost over lockdowns.

FutureLearn

The future of education is online, flexible and global by design. UK higher education trailblazers FutureLearn partner with world-leading institutions to offer innovative, tailored online education – from free short courses in data analytics to a full bachelor of arts degree or an MBA in sustainable tourism. With 15 million learners from 150 countries, UK EdTech experts FutureLearn empower remote and urban students worldwide to harness the knowledge and skills for the jobs of tomorrow.

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