Six Ufi-supported organisations reach finals of the Learning Technologies Awards 2023

We are thrilled to announce that six Ufi-supported organisations have been shortlisted for Learning Technologies Awards 2023.

The Learning Technologies Awards celebrate outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies across the world. Finalists were selected by an independent judging panel of experts from over 450 entries. The winners will be announced at the Learning Technologies gala evening on 15 November 2023 in London.

Three Ufi-grant funded organisations and three Ufi Venture portfolio companies have been shortlisted for an award this year. All of the organisations have made significant strides in leveraging technology to enhance the learning experience. We are really proud of their work and that we have been able to support the organisations to develop their voctech solutions. We are delighted to see their achievements being recognised in this way.

The shortlisted Ufi-supported projects include:

We wish all the shortlisted organisations the best of luck.

You can find out more about the Learning Technologies Awards here.

Ufi at the Learning Technologies Awards

Over the past three years a large number of Ufi-supported organisations have been shortlisted for Learning Technologies Awards and many have gone on to win. We are proud to see that the projects and companies we have funded, either through grants or venture investment, are being celebrated for their brilliant achievements in the learning technologies sector.

In 2022, six Ufi-supported organisations were shortlisted and four went on to win awards in their category:

  • CAPSLOCK won Gold for Best online distance learning programme.
  • Digital Unite won Bronze for Best use of blended learning – public and non-profit sector.
  • Mobilise won Silver for Best use of social and collaborative learning technologies.
  • Sempai won Silver for Excellence in the design of learning content – commercial sector (UK).

In 2021, Ufi were shortlisted in the "Learning Organisation of the Year" category for our work during the pandemic and our VocTech Challenge to tackle the digital divide. In addition, eight Ufi-supported organisations were shortlisted for awards.

At the awards ceremony, three Ufi-supported organisations went home with awards in their category:

  • The NYA Youth Work Academy won Bronze for Best online distance learning programme
  • CENTURY won Gold for Best use of learning data analytics to impact learner and business performance
  • iDEA won Silver for Best learning technologies project - public and non-profit sector

In 2020, seven Ufi-supported organisations were shortlisted and won awards in their category:

  • Learnerbly won Silver for Most Innovative New Learning Technologies Product.
  • Bodyswaps won Bronze for Most Innovative Learning Technologies Product.
  • iDEA won Bronze for Learning Organisation of the Year.
  • MyKnowledgeMap and CuppaCare submitted a joint entry and won Bronze for Best use of mobile learning.
  • Grimsby Institute of Further Education won three awards - Gold for Learning technologies team of the year, Gold for Learning technologies organisation of the year, and Silver for Best UK digital transformation of a training programme in response to Covid-19.

Explore the Ufi-supported 2023 finalists: