The EdTech award focused on technologies that can increase the quality of education or make education more accessible to those that benefit from it. The competition was open to tech startups and scale-ups with a registered office in the UK, Ireland or Europe.
Having made it to the final of the EdTech innovation stream in September, Klik2learn gave a pitch to the judges, led by the lead partner, the Royal Agriculture University. Klik2learn was announced as the winning EdTech at the virtual final on the 18th of November 2021.
Ann Attridge, Chief Executive of Klik2learn said, “This is a fantastic result for the Klik2learn team – validation of our vision to combine innovation with social impact to deliver life-changing educational opportunities. We’re very excited about the opportunity to work with the Royal Agricultural University on a pilot. It will be wonderful to discover new ‘use cases’ for our technology, and to receive guidance on how we can improve and scale our solution to help more people.”
John McHugh, Commercial Director, commented: “We know that learning English helps unlock migrant capabilities, saves costs to public services, and in the long term promotes a more integrated and socially cohesive society. We deliver English as a Service (EaaS) and our goal is to use technology to make English learning affordable to those who need it most. It’s an honour to have a real role to play in a learner’s journey from migration to vocation.”
Alongside Hays Technology and Empact Ventures, the competition is backed by partners including The Royal Agricultural University, NatWest, Siemens Mobility, Microsoft for Start-ups, OVHcloud Start-up Program, FinTech Scotland, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Seedrs, RTC North, Red Flag Alert, Linkilaw Solicitors, NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative, Dublin BIC, Boardroom Advisors, Top Business Tech and HealthTech World.