London Workshop 4th April VocTech Seed Fund
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Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, we are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system.
We fund projects which act as catalysts for change
35 Funded projects
139,862 people involved
£3,824,567 in grant funding
Innovative, tech led solutions to improving adult vocational learning in the UK
Projects where some technology development has already taken place and our funding can help to accelerate its development
Proposals for products or services that can be scaled up to reach a large number of learners and thus have significant impact
Ufi is about to launch a new call from our VocTech Seed fund. VocTech Seed offers up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months. Like all of our calls, this is looking for innovative ideas for using digital tech for vocational learning. But, as the name suggests, VocTech Seed is intended to support innovative and creative projects at a relatively early stage of development. It enables new ideas to reach a point where they can demonstrate their potential to customers or funders and reach the market.
Early this year, Nesta’s website carried an article from their Chief Executive, Geoff Mulgan, where he emphasised the importance of thinking about the UK ‘stock of learners’ made up of adult skills and older workers, as well as the ‘flow of learners’ in the form of young people entering the system.