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Update: Education Open Data Challenge Progress

Following a weekend of consultation, refinement and website development we are delighted by the latest news from the Education Open Data Challenge. After a successful pitch by Steve, Skills Route was chosen as one of the three finalists and move forward through into the incubation phase with project support from a host of subject matter experts.

The whole weekend proved to be really exciting and we particularly enjoyed watching everyone’s ideas come together in the final pitches. As part of the weekend we had the opportunity to share our concept and initial designs with parents from Haringey. They had generously given up their time to provide direct project feedback and we hope to work with them further as the competition develops. We were pleased to hear the positive reception that they gave to Skills Route and excited by the potential impact that they felt it could have.

The weekend also allowed opportunities for us to meet with PricewaterhouseCoopers advisors to hear their expert opinions on the potential for social impact that they project for Skills Route. Uscreates (a user design agency) also provided specialist sessions to share their insights and tips for successful user focused design.

We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the weekend. We would like to thank everyone at Nesta and the Open Data Institute for making the whole event a resounding success and now we move on to the next stage of development… watch this space !