Registration and networking
Opening remarks: Repositioning education at the heart of the public agendaProviding high quality education with greater access needs investment, commitment, leadership and advocacy from each stakeholder. How can business, academia, edtech, policy makers and others come together to propel education innovation?
Managing Director, EPG Economic and Strategic Consulting
Keynote Presentation 1: Presentation by a global policy-maker
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD
The EIC Debate: This House believes the UK is losing its position as a pre-eminent global education powerhouse.Britain provides some of of the best education in the world. An education system that values independent thought, intelligent and free speech, and challenging dogma, continues to punch above its weight.
But the number of UK universities in the top 100 THE rankings dropped from 12 to 10 in 2016. Institutions not recruiting enough high-quality staff from abroad due to increasing restrictions on visas, and Brexit may lead to a slipping away of foreign staff talent. Enthusiasm for the British brand internationally seems to have moderated.
Is this because of Britain dropping, or Asian universities catching up? Is Brand Britain still a powerful attraction? Where is the sector headed? Join policy-makers and the leading names in education in this important debate.
Chancellor, University of Birmingham
Coffee and networking break
Panel discussion 1: What does education innovation mean to you?Education Innovation could mean something different for an educator, a technologist, a corporate and for students. In this constantly evolving sector, we must find ways to accommodate changes in institutional demands, demographics, technology, student needs, pedagogical trends, political pressures, employability and other challenges.
If the robots are coming to change the nature of the world of work, how can the education sector respond? How can the sector today help create a workforce that can do tomorrow’s jobs? To what extent can education technology help? Are universities adequately equipped to be as agile as they now need to be? Where the opportunities for foreign collaboration?
Lunch and networking break
Innovation Showcase x 3Each company will be given 10mins to present their education product, technology or idea. This will be followed by a 10min Q&A session led by the moderator.
The EIC Debate: This House believes … (education technology debate topic tbc)
Director of Research, Academic Secretary, Freedom of Information Officer, IDC Herzliya
Coffee and networking break
Panel discussion 2: Incubating start-ups in education innovation hubs: Case studies from emerging marketsUniversities are an essential part of the innovation ecosystem. How does successful incubation of start-up ideas, and technology transfer, work in an emerging markets setting?
Hear from experts on their experiences of setting up, supporting or accelerating incubators at education institutions, with a particular focus on India, South Africa and Pakistan.
Is India the most exciting education market in the world, or unfulfilled potential?A recent Association of Indian Universities report said that, theoretically, India could have 4.8m foreign students in its universities (instead of the current 30,423). But most universities are not equipped for this. The higher education regulatory is changing and the Foreign Providers Bill does not look likely to pass. Equivalence with British degrees continues to be an issue.
How does India’s market growth look in the coming decade? Where does India collaborate with emerging markets like Africa, and developed economies like the UK and US?