Ed Invent Brighton 2014

Ed Invent Brighton 2014 #EIBrighton

Saturday 12th July, St John’s College, Brighton




What is Ed-Invent?


Educators are challenged to develop their own ideas for edtech products that they think are needed. These can be from the mundane to the massive, but must be rooted in their real experiences and aspirations. Participants then form into teams (real or virtual), around an idea and develop this into a presentation that describes their edtech product or service. Teams then pitch these ideas to the judges (think ‘Dragons Den…but not as scary), who will choose a winner and award prizes.

The event also enables you to make connections with like-minded professionals to share ideas and experiences, which you can put into practice in your classroom!

Sign up for your free place here!

Confirmed mentors and judges


Richard Taylor (Education Investor), Anna Pedroza (Senior Marketing Advisor, Baker Dearing Education Trust), Drew Buddie (Teacher & ICT Co ordinator at the Royal Masonic School).


Paul Hutson (Education Director, Night Zookeeper), Oliver Quinlan (Nesta), Dan Axson (Lecturer, St John’s College, Brighton), Mathieu Triay (Technical Director, Night Zookeeper), (more to be announced).

Prizes to be won…

  • Tickets for your team to Startup Weekend Brighton – a hack weekend to build your idea
  • Collection of Crown House teaching books
  • Whole school subscription to BrainPop
  • Mentoring session from ‘Show My Homework’ to develop your idea
  • A copy of ‘The perfect ICT Lesson’ by Mark Anderson and a mentoring session with Mark to develop your idea
  • 3 Gold accounts for Nearpod
  • Guest post on ‘Innovate my school’
  • School visit and workshop from Night Zookeeper
  • Tickets to the OS Pedagogy conference

Who can attend?

We are looking for educators to come along to Ed-Invent to share their classroom experience with fellow like-minded professionals. You do not have to be a practicing teacher, just simply have an interest in making education better for the students of tomorrow.

What should I expect?

Please have a look through the detailed breakdown of the day below, which explains what we have in store for you!P1120072

9.30 – 10.00: Meet and greet with coffee. Discuss first ideas.

10.00 – 10.30: ‘Cat on yer head’ (Game by @playniac)

10.30 – 11.00: What is Ed-Invent

11.15 – 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00: Idea shower

12.00 – 15.30: Work in teams and create your pitch (Lunch served between 13.00 – 14.00)

15.30 – 16.00: Pitch session

16.00 – 17.00: Judges feedback and prizes



1. Free tickets to Startup Weekend Brighton 2014 (Sept 26th – 28th)

2. Free Night Zookeeper event at a school of your choice

More to be announced…


If you have any questions, you can email Dan, Oliver or Paul at the following addresses:





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