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Streamlined procurement

Our edtech hotlist are all ‘assessed by Jisc’ and are ready for procurement and implementation at multiple institutions

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Expert guidance

Whether you’re an institution or a startup, receive personalised advice, resources and peer community support

Customer access
Customer access

Participate in tailored Step up events with UK institutional senior leaders


Edtech startups joining the Step up community receive access to exclusive benefits:

  • Simplify your route through the institutional procurement process with our Step up assessment
  • Participate in an exclusive community of edtech founders and UK education leaders supporting long term change in education
  • Collaborate with a community of like-minded innovators at our tailored Step Up events
  • Stand out from the competition with a dedicated spot on our edtech hotlist that decision makers reference to identify solutions for their institutions.


Join the Step Up community:

  • Guidance from sector experts on understanding and navigating institutional procurement processes
  • The “Assessed by Jisc” badge for use on marketing materials
  • Featured to institutional members on the Jisc Step up website, with Step up and the edtech hotlist referenced throughout the year in Jisc publications to HE members 
  • Discounts on a growing portfolio of services available to edtech companies, starting with the world class trusted ISO 9001 certified security penetration

Events and networking:

  • Participate in and co-design our annual Step up summit
  • Inclusion in networking opportunities with institutional senior leaders
  • Access to further promotional opportunities, including the Jisc Innovation lab

Case Studies

Read more about some of our member startups and their experience working with UK institutions after completing the Step up assessment.