UK Report: EdTech 50 2020

February 27, 2020

UK Report: EdTech 50 2020

EdTech 50: The people, products and projects shaping technology across the UK

The EdTech 50 aims to shine a spotlight on the people, projects and products that are shaping EdTech in the UK.  Now in its third year, the project was supported by Amazon CWS with partners Jisc, ISC Digital and the TES.  Having received hundreds of nominations, the judges had the difficult task of selecting winners in each category.  The report also included a ‘Ones to note section’ for each category: People, Products and Projects.

EdTech People, Products & Projects


Al Kingsley
Malcolm Wilson
Andy Caffrey
Sarah Knight
Russell Prue
Nick Madhavji
David Adam
Esam Baboukhan
Becki Bawler
Abdul Chohan
Sarah Clark
Kierna Corr
Nic Ford
Laura Griffin
Steven Hope
Greg Hughes
Catherine Jessey
Claire Jones
Dr Sarah Jones
Simon Luxford-Moore
Jon Neale
Tony Newland
Simon Pile
Rachel Smith
Gary Spracklen
Rory Steel
Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick
Elaine Topham
Matt Warne



SISRA Observe
Enhance Digital Teaching Platform
Sparx Maths
Canvas Learning Platform
Little Bridge
Mindful Education
Avantis ClassVR
Apple Pencil/iPad, Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom


Digi Ladies
Techpathways London
Lessonvu at Aston University Engineering Academy
London Design & Engineering UTC student projects
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
The Penrith Hub
Foundation for Digital Creativity
Digital Learning: student teachers leading in schools
The mTech.Academy Smart Cities Challenge
UCL Educate Accelerator Programme
Digital Innovation Roundtables
Steam School
The Plus Apps Project
Code the Future Project
Petroc College Learning Tech and Library team
The Creative Computing Club
Hodder Education Historic Environment Webinars
Harlow College Digital Strategy
Mini Game Jam
Recreation Road Infant School Digital Team
MFL Twitterati Podcast
Night Zookeeper SkyKids Challenge
Castlemilk Family Learning Centre
The BCoT Maths website
Making Space
Bolton College

The EdTech 50 report includes a Judges’ Commendations section.  Within this list include the Blended Learning Consortium, an online resource sharing platform initiated by the Heart of Worcester College and partner colleges.

“  Edtech is growing across Britain and Northern Ireland – supportive for educators, learners, and, if implemented well helps improve education.  This edtech sector needs bold and imaginative policy to support it, investment, super-fast broadband; but above all it needs focus and passion from governments to fully realise its potential for education, skills, new jobs and growth across our country. ” Ty Goddard, Co-founder of The Education Foundation and Chair of Edtech UK