Following weeks of deliberation from our NES Innovation Award judging panel, we have finally narrowed down our shortlist, and are due to announce the official winners in one week's time! We will be announcing the winner on Friday 19th October - but for now let's take a look at those fantastic companies who have made the shortlist!
Congratulations to all of our finalists! A big round of applause for your deserved recognition!
Genee World have made the list with their Project Flow product - designed to work in any classroom setting to promote and encourage collaboration, along with individual work for pupils.
This software is designed to allow teachers spend more time teaching - with lots of handy features, and pre-loaded class activities.
Easy Read Time Teacher also have a deserved place on the shortlist, with their innovative use of the Welsh Language within their classroom clocks and watches.
Designed to help children learn to tell the time, these Classroom Clocks have colourful and clear designs perfect for young learners - along with a proven method of teaching time-telling faster. And with their bilingual clocks - you can teach your pupils how to tell the time in Welsh as well as English!
Ez Education's Math's tutoring product, DoodleMaths, is another contender for the award.
Doodle Maths is a maths-tutoring app which tailors lessons to the individual's abilities, and monitors progress to bring students up to speed on weaker areas of their maths knowledge. With in-built Artificial Intelligence, to understand each learner's needs - this product could save teachers important teaching time.
Gaia Technologies use a range of innovative technology to provide a number of school solutions, including My Teen Mind, Primary Computing Framework, and Talking Heads.
Each of these products brings something new to the education sector, and provide solutions for some of the key challenges in current education.
4 Matrix's performance tracking and analysing technology provides solutions to new challenges in school evaluation, curriculum management and can save schools hours of time assessing data.
They have some exciting ideas in the pipe-line too, and we can't wait to see what's in store!
Speech and Language product, Infant Language Link, has also made the list. SpeechLink's product is designed to support children with SLCN (Speech and Language Communication Needs), and to aid them in developing their Speech and Language skills. This in turn allows the students to become more effective communicators and aids learning.
And there ends our list of NES Innovation Award finalists! We have had so many fantastic products and companies enter, it has been a difficult decision, with many notable entries. If you have not made our list this year - please be assured that all entries were of an extremely high standard and all worthy of recognition in education.
Keep checking back for our winners - to be announced next week!