Emerge Education aims to improve global learning outcomes by supporting innovative ideas from education technology start-ups. In doing so, Emerge offers these start-ups the opportunity to gain expertise, customers, and investment at an early stage.
OUP has sponsored a 300m2 co-working space for the start-ups enrolled on the Emerge Education programme, enabling them to develop the best ideas possible, and will also be engaging with some of the leading businesses involved.
The current Emerge start-ups are diverse and exciting. They include ‘A Tale Unfolds’—a Key Stage 2 literacy project in which students write, perform, and edit their own film; and ‘LearnCube’—an online classroom designed to improve language engagement.
Paul Riley from OUP’s global English Language Teaching division said: ‘This collaboration provides OUP with opportunities to combine its high quality content with ground-breaking technology. Such activity will allow us to develop innovative products and services that improve the lives of teachers and learners globally.’