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Streamlined procurement

Complete our unique, sector validated healthcheck

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Expert guidance

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 healthcheck
  • Understand how your company can best compete in the UK institutional market with the Step Up Programme; a set of self-guided resources on key topics from sector experts
  • Validate your own technology, team and company operations with our robust healthcheck, including personalised guidance through the process
  • 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 the list of vetted startups 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 (webinars, etc)
  • Completion of a sector validated assessment process to prepare for current and future procurement and marketing activities
  • The “Assessed by Jisc” badge for use on marketing materials
  • Featured to institutional members on the Jisc Step Up website 
  • 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 the annual Step Up Summit event
  • Inclusion in networking opportunities with institutional senior leaders
  • Access to promotional opportunities

Case Studies

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