Edtech UK New York mission & White House visit


Edtech UK ran its first major trade mission to New York in December 2015 with 5 leading startups from Britain and a range of activities and events to help support their growth on the East Coast. The edtech mission, in partnership with UKTI New York, was held between 7-9 December and kicked off with an Edtech UK NYC reception at Facebook’s HQ followed by briefing sessions at the British Consulate and participation at the SIIA Education Business Forum event.

Ian Fordham, CEO of Edtech UK  was then invited to the White House in Washington DC on the 10th December to attend the launch of the US Deparment of Education’s National Education Technology Plan – as the only international guest amongst 100 edtech leaders from across the USA. An article on the visit was published in the TES about lessons and learning for UK policy makers to be taken from the US policy developments.