2021 Reimagine Education Awards


Creative Ideas

Location (s):

  • Online


DO YOU HAVE A GROUNDBREAKING IDEA FOR THE WORLD OF EDUCATION? Then apply for the opportunity to win $50,000 in funding!

Reimagine Education is a global conference and competition, open to educational innovators from all around the world. The conference brings together edtech startups, academic faculty from top institutions, Chief Innovation Officers, university leadership, teachers, and other stakeholders in the future of higher education teaching and learning.

The Reimagine Education Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of Education – reward innovative approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability, offering $50,000 in funding to the overall winners.

The 2021 call for applications is now open.


Reimagine Education: A Synopsis

The digital age is now in full ow, with most aspects of life becoming digitalized. The attempt to link theworld together is also gaining momentum. In 2007 – just over a decade ago – only 1.3 billion people hadinternet access (20.6% of the world’s estimated population). In little over a decade years, that gure hasnearly tripled: 4.66 billion people began 2021 with internet access, or approximately 60 percent of the world’s population.

Education has long been a universal right, but until recently, the global infrastructure necessary for high-quality, affordable education accessible to all has not been in place. The huge leaps forward we have made towards a fully connected world mean that we can nally start to imagine, and implement, the steps necessary for bringing education in line with technological progress – in other words, the steps necessary to reimagine education for a fully digitalized, fully connected age.

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that these imperatives - reimagining education for the digital age - are as urgent as they were in 2014, when Professor Jerry Wind, Lauder Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, inaugurated the initiative.

In 2021, Reimagine Education will continue to help innovators, thought leaders - Reimaginers around the world - make these imperatives a fullymanifested reality. We are again inviting

all educators to apply to our highly-contested awards competition – in 2020 1472 projects competed for awards in over twenty- ve categories – and to attend our flagship virtual conference.

Last year’s awards and conference saw our project grow and evolve: investors and educational consultants met innovators from edtech and from universities in virtual connect1-2-1 sessions, and all attendees benefited from expert-led workshops and world-renowned keynote speakers.

1472 projects competed for awards inover twenty- ve categories

Wharton and QS will again collaborate this year to turn Reimagine 2021 into a virtual space that allows the best thinkers, innovators, educators, and investors to unite.

For this to be a success, Reimagine requires the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity of those reading this. We’re putting together another team of global higher education experts and industry leaders to judge our competition this year, and they are all eagerly anticipating reading your submissions.

What problems do you see in the world of education today? What opportunities can you and your team create? How can you and your team put together a project that provides concrete, creative answers to these questions? By doing so, you become a Reimaginer. By doing so, you will change the higher education landscape. By doing so, learning outcomes will become optimized, and the employability of learners will be enhanced as a result.

Much of this e-guide is designed to assist you as much as possible with your attempt to answer these questions. We’ll take you through our Gold Winners – last year’s winning Reimaginers – and provide a step-by-step walkthrough example, giving you all the information necessary to impress our judges. We hope you have all you need to be inspired to become a Reimaginer this year!


  • E-Learning Innovation
  • Hybrid Learning Innovation
  • Presence Learning & Teaching Innovation
  • Nurturing Employability Award
  • Sustainability Education Award
  • ICT Tools for Teaching, Learning, and Support Award
  • Artificial Intelligence Award
  • Innovation in Learning Science Award
  • Best Educational App Award
  • Learning Assessment Award
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Award
  • K12 Award
  • Best Online Program Award
  • Nurturing Wellbeing & Purpose
  • Business Education
  • Enhancing Access & Affordability

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Deadline: October 03, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:


  • GLOBAL EDUCATION AWARD: The Reimagine Education Global Education Award Winner will receive US$ 25,000 in funding.
  • GLOBAL EDTECH AWARD: The Reimagine Education Global EdTech Winner will receive US$25,000 in Amazon Web Services Credits.
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