Jisc, which is a United Kingdom non-departmental public body whose role is to support post-16 and higher education, has announced that its supporting technology start up projects competition is open for applications.
The supporting technology start up projects competition is for small teams who would like to pilot their existing technology product within colleges, universities or skills providers. Small teams have until 23rd May 2016 to submit their ideas to the competition by uploading a short video and text about their idea to the Elevator site. Teams need to reach a minimum voting threshold to be considered for funding and voting closes on 6th June.
Five teams will be awarded £20,000 start up grants to turn their working beta solution into a functioning product. To be eligible, the team leader must be enrolled on a course in UK higher or further education or they must have a sponsor from a university, college or learning provider in the UK and be piloting your product in the institution.