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UK EdTech Industry

Find out more about the UK’s EdTech industry and the companies creating technology that supports teaching and learning through our real-time data and sector trends.

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What is EdTech?

Another abbreviation for you! EdTech means Educational Technology. It’s a term used to describe technology – such as software, devices or products – that supports teaching and learning or enhances educational outcomes.

The UK’s EdTech sector is made up of a wide range of companies and start-ups who are all contributing to education in different ways. This ranges from the development of immersive teaching environments and LMS software to the production of smart learning devices and tablets.

EdTech sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the EdTech sector. The sector has a turnover of £5.6bn currently, has received £4.7bn of investment and the sector is growing at 11.0% per year.


EdTech verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK EdTech industry today.

Our EdTech RTIC is made up of 5 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Digital Learning, and Learning Management Systems. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0010 EdTech 1604 companies

    Companies creating technology that supports teaching and learning and enhances educational outcomes.

    • EdTech: Artificial Intelligence

      Companies applying AI technologies to manage digital learning environments and related data.

      143 companies
    • EdTech: Devices

      Companies providing devices such as computers, tablets, whiteboards and others specifically used for educational uses

      409 companies
    • EdTech: Digital Learning

      Companies developing products and/or services that enable the establishment of virtual learning environments.

      726 companies
    • EdTech: Immersive Experiences

      Companies applying immersive technologies for training and education purposes

      165 companies
    • EdTech: Learning Management Systems

      Companies offering LMS software, which is used for delivering, tracking and managing training/education.

      571 companies

EdTech industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 11.0%, we expect that this sector could be worth £6.8bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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