OUP sponsors working space for ed-tech start-ups

OUP sponsors working space for ed-tech start-ups

Oxford University Press has partnered with Emerge Education, an "accelerator" for education technology start-ups.

The Emerge Education accelerator programme aims to improve educational outcomes worldwide by supporting innovative solutions and ideas from start-up companies. It offers ed-tech start-ups the chance to gain expertise, customers and investment as they look to take their ventures to the next level.

As part of the partnership, OUP has sponsored a 300m2 co-working space for education businesses enrolled on the accelerator course.

Paul Riley, director of channels and partnerships at OUP, said: “Ed-tech ventures are increasingly influential as they shape and improve the educational experience, and OUP is pleased to be connected with such a forward-looking group as Emerge Education.”

He added: “This partnership 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, disrupting education for the better.”

Jan Matern, c.e.o of Emerge Education, said: “We are excited to be working with OUP; its global reach, its well-respected brand, and dedication to innovation make it a perfect partner for our programme. This partnership will create valuable opportunities for both OUP and our start-ups.”