Edtech UK Global Summit 2016

British edtech - open for business and growth

The Edtech UK Global Summit will connect educators, businesses and policy makers from the UK and globally, to accelerate the growth of the education and learning technology sector. We will share what works in edtech; connect start-ups with schools, colleges and universities; and forge new alliances that enable Britain to be a global edtech hub, that’s open for business growth and international trade.

The Summit is being held in London at City Hall and led by The Education Foundation and Edtech UK with high profile government, education and ecosystem partners including The Department for Education, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for International Development, the Mayor of London & Tech City UK

We also have a number of top media partners including the Times Education Supplement (TES), Education Technology Magazine and Digital Agenda.



“Education technology is a rapidly growing industry and our firms are becoming world leaders in developing innovative digital teaching products. By bringing together top academics, researchers, businesses and investors from around the world, the Edtech UK Global Summit will allow UK firms to share ideas, advice and experience to help them expand and grow.”
— Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Digital and Culture, HM Government

Why attend?


- to hear from Ministers and government officials on the latest UK government policy & thinking on education and learning technology

- to gain insight into future trends and technology developments in education and learning technology from industry leaders and experts

- to meet with Britain's edtech startup, scale up businesses and growth companies

- to connect with leaders from Britain's most innovative schools, academies, colleges and universities

- to celebrate the UK winners of the Global Edtech Startup Awards

- to meet with the top education technology angel and VC investors from across the world and identify growth export markets

- to help shape a new Edtech 2020 vision and manifesto for growth across the sector


People often ask me how I keep abreast of current technologies. They ask how I learn about what is out there and what is available. It’s at events like the Edtech UK Global Summit that I learn so very much. It is at events like this where I get to speak to developers and give them feedback about where their products could be so much more valuable to educators and children”
— Mark Anderson, Director, ICT Evangelist Award winning educator, edtech expert and Summit speaker



Key presentations and panels at the event include


* the future of edtech policy and practice across government

* celebrating the Best of British edtech

* edtech across the UK and in the Northern powerhouse

* where next for digital schools, colleges and universities

* the future landscape for learning technology and corporate learning

* what works & growing talent, skills and investment

* exporting excellence and global edtech developments

* enlightened approaches to investment and funding

* future trends - AR, AI, VR, IOT, Big Data and more