Cass Entrepreneurship Fund portfolio company Fire Tech working with Amazon to offer free robotics workshops to 10,000 primary school pupils across the UK

Ten thousand primary school pupils will have the opportunity to take part in free robotics workshops at Amazon’s fulfilment centres across the UK over the next two years, learning to program robots which use similar technology to that used to fulfil customer orders. Amazon launched the Amazon Future Engineer programme in the UK to close a widening skills gap in UK-based computer science skill.

The workshops, created by Cass Entrepreneurship Fund portfolio company Fire Tech, are designed to give children first-hand experience of how technology works in the real world and have been accredited by theBritish Science Association.

Fire Tech are also working with Amazon to embark on a road trip across the UK in 2020, bringing the robotics workshops to 150+ primary schools around the country.

The Cass Entrepreneurship Fund is based in-house at Cass Business School, and is part of the Peter Cullum Centre for Entrepreneurship. The Fund has a £10m commitment and looks to invest between £100,000 – £500,000 into revenue-generating, early-stage companies. The Fund invested in FireTech in 2017.