Event

EdTech Strategy Engagement – BESA Industry Event

13 May 2019

The Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are working with BESA to bring together EdTech companies to hear about the new EdTech Strategy.

When

10am - 5pm

Where

Emmanuel Centre
9-23 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 3DW View Map

Price

Free

The Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are working with BESA to bring together EdTech companies to hear about the new EdTech Strategy.




 

Logistics
The event will run 10:00-17:00 on 13 May at the Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW. Lunch will be provided and there will be ample networking opportunities.

Draft Agenda (subject to change)

10:00-10:30
Coffee and networking

10:30- 13:00

  • Introduction and welcome from DfE
  • EdTech strategy deep dive
    The DFE’s EdTech team will introduce the vision and outline the challenges, barriers and opportunities associated with educational technology.
  • Innovation funds and Testbed presentation
    A brief intro into the innovation funds and testbeds including detail of the criteria and EOIs.
  • Panel Discussion: Gaps and challenges within education, and what EdTech companies could do to help
    A panel discussion on the specific gaps and challenges that need tackling in the education system, and the role technology can have.
  • DfE Surgery
    Session where attendees can ask different DfE Teams questions and network. DfE Teams can include reps from teacher workload, curriculum fund, assessment, flexible working, HLE apps, NRS and basic skills.

 

13:00-14:00
Lunch and Networking

14.00- 16:15

  • Introduction and welcome from BEIS
    An outline of BEIS’s Business Growth policy approach, and the Department’s ambitions for delivering the Industrial Strategy.
  • Industry insights
    To discuss how the strategy was developed working alongside key industry partners.
  • Panel Discussion: incubating and accelerating the UK’s EdTech capability
    A panel discussion with representatives from key EdTech business growth and incubator organisations.
  • Presentations on Industrial Strategy and business support
    Presentations on IS business support initiatives with BEIS lead organisations, including (tbc) Business Support Helpline, British Business Bank and Local Growth Hubs

16:15-17:00
Networking and Close