Edtech companies in Scotland

Find edtech companies in Scotland that can help you transform the design and delivery of your education system with innovative technology and world-class learning experiences.

Did you know?

Scottish companies' edtech solutions are tried and tested in Scotland's own world-renowned education system, including its fully funded schools and top universities.

Edtech expertise

There are currently over 70 companies in Scotland’s vibrant edtech cluster.

Proven success

Our education system has tech embedded within everything from examinations to distance learning.

Innovative tech solutions

Scottish edtech companies have an impressive range of capabilities from AI to gamification.

Smart edtech solutions from Scotland

Rise to tomorrow’s education challenges today

The learning landscape is changing all the time. With global challenges such as teacher shortages and distance learning, there is a need for smart solutions.

Scotland’s growing edtech cluster has the experience and capabilities to help you succeed in the everchanging education environment. Whether it’s embedding artificial intelligence (AI) into administration facilities to improve efficiency or delivering immersive learning through virtual reality (VR), Scottish companies can help future-proof your education system.

Benefits of buying edtech from Scotland

Educational excellence

Scotland’s education system (including its world-class universities, three of which are in the global top 200) has successfully served as a live testing ground for edtech solutions.

This commitment to excelling in education, together with strong government support and policy for lifelong and digital learning, makes Scotland the ideal choice for edtech.

Multiple disciplines

The impressive range of capabilities in Scotland’s edtech cluster of 70 companies is tried and tested in its own education system, and their success can be replicated in yours. Our companies help you with:

Artificial intelligence (AI) - for jobs that involve dealing with large volumes of data which humans might find challenging. In edtech, these include administration tasks or where improvements in efficiency and personalisation are required.

Mixed reality and immersive content - where learning is delivered in either augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) or a mix of the two - mixed reality (MR). These 3D immersive environments use technology to encourage interaction and bring concepts to life.

Gamification - where edtech software uses gamification to motivate students to learn in a fun and sometimes competitive way.

Cloud-based learning management systems (LMS) - platforms where teachers can educate online, record engagement and track progress of the students.

Massive online open courses (MOOC) - courses with unlimited enrolment, that can be delivered entirely online and completed at a student’s own pace.

Cyber security - this is becoming increasingly important in edtech. Schools hold a large amount of personal data that needs to be secured in line with data law and regulations.

Successful Scottish edtech companies

Sumdog

Sumdog uses an online platform to make learning maths and English more fun. It’s already used by millions of children in the UK and the USA.

The platform captures a detailed understanding of each child’s strengths and weaknesses and then tailors their learning accordingly. The results have been spectacular. Recent research shows that primary school students who use Sumdog regularly progress significantly faster than those that don't.

SchoolCloud

Developed initially as a classroom project in school to solve meeting room issues, SchoolCloud has gone on to develop software solutions to improve how schools operate. It is now used in over 4,000 schools around the world. Its technology solutions support not only room bookings and management but also the digital handing of parent’s evenings, clubs and event bookings.

Robotical

Robotical has created Marty, a real robot designed to help teach coding to children. It can teach Scratch, Python, JavaScript, Raspberry Pi and more and costs the same as a smart toy. It comes as a kit or pre-built, so children can enjoy building the robot or just jump straight in to playing and coding. Marty the Robot makes learning about coding, electronics, and engineering a fun, challenging and engaging process.

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