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IOE project sets up new European education technology collaboration

11 April 2019

EDUCATE, a project based at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), has become a founding member of the European EdTech programme.

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The three-year Erasmus+-funded programme is a partnership with Oulu University of Applied Sciences, in Finland, IE University, Madrid, and the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium.

The aim is to foster collaboration among universities and institutions from Europe and beyond who have a focus on educational technology, to enable them to cooperate more effectively, sharing their experiences, research and best practices.

It is the first strategic partnership in the EU that brings together teachers, researchers and entrepreneurs in the field of education and digital technologies, through university-managed innovation programs (including incubators and accelerators), to promote digital methods and pedagogies that will ultimately improve higher education systems.

IOE academic and EDUCATE’s Head of Research Dr Alison Clark-Wilson said: “We are delighted to be a founding partner of this network, which will enable UCL to be at the heart of the European EdTech community.

“We know it will open up opportunities for London-based EdTech companies to exchange knowledge, practice and research with entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond.”

The UCL EDUCATE programme team looks forward to hosting the project partners during London EdTech week (17-24 June 2019).