Innovator of the Year


Avantis has been supporting teachers to embed classroom technology for over twenty years and has delivered products to tens of thousands of schools globally. With award-winning brands – LearnPad, ClassConnect and the revolutionary ClassVR, Avantis is continually reinventing how technology is used within schools to support teachers and raise engagement. ClassVR is designed specifically to help raise engagement and increase knowledge retention for students of all ages through virtual and augmented reality. Introducing a whole new concept in educational technology, ClassVR comes complete with ‘standalone’ Virtual Reality headsets, a unique student-friendly interface, gesture controls, embedded educational resources and simple-to-use teacher controls.


Kano is a new kind of computer company. Our kits and software give people the power to create technology, not just consume it. Kano’s end to end platform lets you build real devices, learn to code, and share your creations with the world. Our team represents two dozen nationalities and every discipline, and we work to demystify technology, end to end. We build out of London, Shenzhen, and Boston. We share a belief in DIY, learning by doing, storytelling, and realism.

Learning by Questions

Learning by Questions (LbQ) is a classroom app filled with more than 800 curriculum aligned Question Sets and immediate pupil feedback to super charge learning. LbQ reduces teacher workloads with automatic marking and real-time lesson reports to verify learning as it happens. Real-time data pinpoints where intervention is needed and why. Pupils use devices, to progress through scaffolded Question Sets at their own pace and receive immediate feedback as they answer. Funded and owned by the Bowland Charitable Trust and led by the founder of Promethean Tony Cann CBE. Independent testing of the programme by the Institute for Effective Education confirms that using LbQ could provide an additional term’s progress over a school year.


Lexplore combines the latest in AI technology with over 30 years of research into the relationship between eye movements and neurological difficulties, from the Karolinska Institute, which provides the Nobel Prize in medicine. Our entirely computer based assessment monitors a child’s spontaneous eye movement whilst reading, and quickly evaluates how the main cognitive processes involved work together. As our technology can pick up on minor differences in the way children’s brains process text, we can determine individual reading attainment, and highlight those at risk of Dyslexia, all in a matter of minutes.

National Online Safety

National Online Safety support schools across the UK to keep children safe online through engaging award-winning online safety training and classroom resources for the whole school community. It is our mission to make the internet a safer place for children and we achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand current online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. The NOS School Community package has been developed in line with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ and includes unlimited licences, is updated regularly and is delivered digitally; making it easy for schools to effectively manage their training and resources centrally.

ONVU Learning

ONVU Learning is an education innovator with an understanding of school dynamics and pedigree in smart video solutions, used to deliver improved outcomes using a people-first empathy-led approach. We provide straightforward, easy to use technology that quickly helps teachers improve classroom performance with smart video cutting-edge methodologies from qualified teaching experts. Our first product, Lessonvu, is a non-intrusive classroom observation system that is controlled by teachers. Its unique technology allows for the complete recording of 360-degree video and audio, giving you a comprehensive view of the entire lesson. Discover the future: 360-degree video coaching and lesson observation.

Rocket Fund

Rocket Fund ( is a revolutionary crowdfunding platform for schools. On a mission to enable all students to access the latest technology and find out what works. We modernise school fundraising and empower teachers to try new things in these times of seemingly endless austerity. Once they have hit their target and purchased the products, we ask for a user review, which we will shortly be publishing to help other teachers in the future. Rocket Fund was created by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation.

Twinkl Educational Publishing

As the world’s largest digital resource provider for educational establishments, we are passionate about providing teachers with the materials they need to deliver engaging, technology-enabled lessons.

Covering ages from 0-18, we have over half a million digital resources on our online platform, with over 8,000 added each month.
Every resource is created by our in-house team of expert teachers. The materials range from lesson planning and assessment right through to online educational games and augmented reality.

Our aim has always been to help those who teach and we are proud to support and work with schools and educators globally.