QS Reimagine Education Conference and Awards 2024 ($50,000 Available in Funding)

Conference Grant / Award in Education and Languages
  • United Kingdom, Online
  • Apply Before : September 1, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 45803
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Eduction
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Welcome to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards and Conference 2024, a dynamic event uniting global education innovators, policymakers, investors, and influencers committed to reshaping the future of learning. Whether you’re a university leader, educator, startup founder, or policymaker, this gathering presents exciting discussions, ground-breaking ideas, and invaluable networking opportunities.

The event will take place from December 9 to 11th, 2024, both in London and online, for an immersive experience dedicated to transforming education across all levels.

Conference Overview

The QS Reimagine Education Conference 2024 promises an immersive experience of innovation, collaboration, and transformative discussions. Stay tuned for updates and exciting additions to the conference agenda.

Day 1: Igniting Innovation and Collaboration:

  • Exclusive speed roundtable connects startups with investors
  • Thematic Peer Learning sessions inspire discussions on key topics
  • Showcase by innovators competing for Reimagine Education Awards
  • Celebration of regional award winners sets the tone for collective transformation.

Day 2: Challenging Norms and Driving Transformation

  • Debates on traditional degrees and Generative AI’s impact on learning
  • Awards in categories like ‘Innovation in Business Education’ and ‘Sustainability Education’
  • Workshops offer practical insights on fundraising and curriculum tailoring
  • Fireside Chat explores the UAE National Agenda and the Future of Education.

Day 3: Reimagining the Future

  • Interactive sessions highlight students as change-makers
  • Panel discusses the future of business education amid digital transformation
  • Award presentations recognize achievements in inclusivity, employability, and lifelong learning
  • Exploration of education models for Generation Alpha and future trends.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: September 1, 2024 (23:59 BST)
  • Shortlisted Applicants Announced: Mid-October, 2024
  • Regional Awards Winners Announced: December 9, 2024
  • Category Award Winners Announced: December 10 -11, 2024
  • Award Winners Revealed: December 11, 2024
  • Funding Type: Awards and recognition
  • Organizer:  Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: University leaders, faculty, educators, innovators, investors, startups, employers, and policymakers
  • Focus Area: Education innovation, including K12, higher education, business education, and lifelong learning
  • Number of Opportunity: Multiple awards across 17 diverse categories
  • Duration: December 9th to 11th, 2024
  • Program Language: English
  • Host Country: London, with online components

Benefits and Financial Aids

The winning  exceptional efforts of educators, institutions, and EdTech startups will benefit from the Reimagine Education Awards as follows:

  • Global Education Award: Prize fund of 25,000 USD
  • Global EdTech Award: Google Cloud credits worth 25,000 USD
  • Shortlisted Projects pitch at the 2024 in-person conference before winners are determined.
  • Bronze, Silver, and Gold Regional and Category winners will be announced live at the conference, and the winners receive certificates of achievement.
  • Global Winners will be announced on December 11 at the Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony.
  • Prestigious recognition and visibility within the global education community
  • Opportunities for collaboration and networking with industry leaders and experts

Eligibility Criteria

Reimagine Education Awards and Conference is open to the following people:

  • Educators, institutions, and EdTech startups worldwide
  • Innovative programs, technologies, and pedagogical approaches transforming education
  • Commitment to enhancing learning outcomes and employability for future generations

Selection Process and Criteria

Following are the details of the application judging process and criteria.
The Judging Process:

  • Academic (Early-stage): This category is for projects typically led by K12 educators and academics in higher education. Projects here are usually in the research-proposal stage, not yet implemented in schools or universities, and lacking research funding.
  • Academic (Mature): This category also includes projects from K12 and higher education but at a more advanced stage. These projects have received research funding, undergone publication and citation, or been successfully implemented in educational institutions.
  • Venture (Early-stage): Applicants in this category come from EdTech companies, education startups, social enterprises, and education foundations. However, they do not own companies that have undergone an IPO, received substantial revenue or funding, or reached late-stage project development milestones.
  • Venture (Mature): This category includes applicants from large, established EdTech companies, prominent education foundations, and leading social enterprises. Projects here have a sizable user base, significant growth, and high levels of revenue and funding.

When applying for the Reimagine Education Awards, you must fill in sections detailing your project, which the judges will evaluate. The judging criteria vary based on the following:

  • The project’s stage of development
  • ‘Academic’ or ‘Venture’ classification of the project
  • Whether you’re applying for specific award categories

Judging Criteria:

To ensure clarity, here’s a breakdown of the judging criteria for each of the eight pathways. The criteria include:

  • Innovation: 40% Addressing two key questions
  • Impact: 30% Addressing three key questions
  • Depth or Scalability: 30% Addressing three key questions

Award Categories

The QS celebrates innovative programs, technologies, and teaching methods across 18 diverse award categories, transforming education:

Access, Diversity, and Inclusion:

  • Celebrates projects ensuring equitable access to education.
  • Expands opportunities and fosters inclusive environments
  • Promotes diversity and empowerment for all learners

AI in Education:

  • Utilizes AI technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Improves educational outcomes and teaching efficiency
  • Personalizes learning through adaptive systems and analytics.

Best Use of Generative AI:

  • Uses autoregressive models for educational purposes
  • Generates personalized learning resources and interactive content
  • Supports diverse learners and aids in curriculum development

Blended & Presence Learning:

  • Innovates in-person or hybrid teaching methods
  • Combines traditional and online learning for effective experiences

Developing Emerging Skills & Competencies:

  • Develops skills for future work, including AI, blockchain, and data science
  • Enhances cognitive flexibility and social intelligence


  • Utilizes technological tools to support electronic learning.
  • Facilitates learning through ICT tools and innovative platforms.

Immersive Experiential Learning (XR, Metaverse, Gaming):

  • Provides immersive learning experiences in digital environments
  • Enables practical learning through simulations and gaming

Innovation in Business Education:

  • Reshapes business education through transformative curriculum approaches.
  • Sets new standards for excellence in business education

Learning Assessment:

  • Reimagines assessment methods to measure learner understanding
  • Explores innovative ways to assess course content and key skills.

Lifelong Learning:

  • Provides opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Includes upskilling and re-skilling beyond formal education.

Neuroscience of Learning:

  • Utilizes neuroscience research to optimize learning outcomes.
  • Advances instructional methodologies for deeper learning impact.

Nurturing Employability:

  • Enhances employability outcomes through project approaches
  • Develops traits and skills desired by employers

Nurturing Values and Ethics:

  • Instills values and ethics in education.
  • Promotes integrity, empathy, and ethical decision-making

Nurturing Wellbeing & Purpose:

  • Fosters mental and physical well-being within educational communities.
  • Prioritizes resilience and clarity of purpose among learners

Smart Omnichannel Campus:

  • Integrates physical and digital learning environments.
  • Enhances learner engagement and communication through IoT technology

Sustainability Education: Action:

  • Actively implements sustainability education for tangible change.
  • Demonstrates leadership through campus initiatives and advocacy

Sustainability Education: Literacy:

  • Advances understanding of environmental, social, and economic challenges.
  • Integrates sustainability principles across curricula.

The Power of Partnerships:

  • Leverages partnerships for innovation and scalability.
  • Enriches learning outcomes through strategic alliances and collaboration.

How to Apply?

QS Reimagine Education Awards has several application pathways. Please review the correct application pathway.

  • Ensure accurate evaluation based on project type and stage
  • Selection crucial for appropriate evaluation criteria
  • Applications must be in English
  • You can submit each project only to one award category
  • Careful category selection is important to avoid disqualification

Academic Pathway:

  • For Education Institutions, Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions

Venture Pathway:

  • For Edtech Company, Corporation, Association/Foundation, NGO/NPO

Academic Early-Stage:

  • Projects in early stages
  • Not published in academic journals or undergone peer review
  • No awards received

Academic Mature:

  • Projects in later stages
  • Results published, peer-reviewed or contributed to academic journals
  • May have received awards or recognition

Venture Early-Stage:

  • Products or ventures in early stages
  • Revenue < $200,000 or venture capital < $500,000
  • Not undergone IPO or moved past beta-testing

Venture Mature:

  • Products or ventures in later stages
  • Revenue > $200,000 or venture capital > $500,000
  • May have undergone IPO and expanded internationally



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