Jisc, a UK technology education and research charity, is offering five start-ups the opportunity to showcase their ideas at its inaugural Digital Festival.
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Taking place 11-12 March at the ICC Birmingham, the Jisc Digital Festival aims to celebrate the best in digital technologies and investigate future trends that will impact education and research.
Jisc is offering five companies the chance to secure free exhibition space at the event, a two day exhibitor pass for two people, and a demonstration slot to highlight what their company offers.
To be considered for the bursary companies applying must meet the following criteria:
Be a UK-based start-up
Have less than ten employees
Offer a technology product or service that is innovative, primarily targeting UK higher education, further education and/or skill sectors.
Andrew McGregor, deputy chief innovation officer at Jisc, said: “One of the most exciting things about the Jisc Digital Festival is the sheer diversity of people who will attend; people from a variety of higher and further education institutions and commercial organisations with many different roles and titles.
“This makes this bursary a fantastic opportunity for educational technology start-ups to meet potential customers and network with experts in digital technology.”
The festival is set to include keynotes from educational experts such as Sugata Mitra and Diana Oblinger.
The deadline to apply for the Jisc Start-Up Bursary is 31 January 2014. Details on eligibility can be found here.