from the crowd
The EdWard is EDUCATE’s quality mark, a formal recognition that a company has been an active participant on our programme and that their knowledge and/or use of applied research has positively impacted the development of their product.
Keeping evidence at the heart of EdTech is a vital part of our mission, and provides a signal to schools, universities, and other education institutions that they can be confident
products and services from EdWarded companies have a solid foundation in research, and effectively transform teaching and learning.
Applying for your EdWard
Your company can apply for an EdWard at any time as long as you meet the criteria. Outcomes are communicated to applicants within 2 weeks of submission.
How to prepare
You will need copies of your Logic Model and Research Proposal in editable formats, and if supplying evidence for the Evidence Applied EdWard, please name the accompanying documents clearly to explain what they are
EDUCATE can review any evidence for your EdWards application up to two times before you submit an official full application and will conduct these reviews via 1:1 15-minute clinics. Thereafter, should your application be unsuccessful, you will be required to adhere to the EdWards Appeals Process below
If you have any questions, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If successful, your company will be notified by e-mail and the relevant EdWard image in the most common image formats will be supplied by Zip file for you to use
You will be issued with the EdWard brand guidelines, which you must follow. These provide the best practice of the display of the EdWard image
If unsuccessful, your company will be notified by e-mail with feedback in the relevant areas
You may appeal this decision once and have the opportunity to submit further relevant evidence
EdWards Appeals Process
It is possible to appeal the outcome of your EdWard submission by providing additional information that responds to the feedback you will have received.
You should submit this appeal no later than 10 working days after the date on which you received your outcome notification. Appeals will be addressed and responded to within 10 working days.
Companies are entitled to one appeal at each level of submission. The decision of the panel is final.