Business Plan Competition uncovering edtech innovation

EduGrowth’s annual LaunchPad Business Start business plan competition is designed to drive innovation within the Education Technology and Innovation sector.

Applicants are asked to submit ‘Business Plans’ which need:

  • to be innovative;
  • to address the education sector;
  • to clearly articulate the impact;
  • to demonstrate the effectiveness of the business idea; and
  • to prove a clear understanding of the market.

In 2018, three key themes emerged from the submissions.

Innovators across the country were focused on a few really critical problems, and the submissions identified broad and varied approaches to tackle them. The themes were:

  • Bridging the gap between formal education and employment. Particularly, giving students the experience necessary to operate effectively in a working environment.
  • The need to make STEM education more engaging to develop a generation of critical and creative thinkers.
  • Making data more accessible to educators to improve their productivity and better implement interventions.

It’s great to see our 2018 finalists continue to progress their edtechs 12 months on; their submissions and innovations for the sector are exceptional and we wish them continued success on their edtech pathway.