The Edtech Hotlist

Your trusted, curated list of the best and most innovative edtech startups that will help you meet your institutional targets

The edtech hotlist is your trusted, curated list of the best and most innovative edtech startups that will help you meet your institutional targets.

Startups that feature in the hotlist have been handpicked by the Jisc Step Up team because of the ways in which they meet some of the most pressing sector needs, based on our extensive research with senior leaders in higher education institutions. 

Scroll down to see a snapshot of our entire hotlist, and to register your interest in any of the startups within it

Student experience and wellbeing: helping universities deliver the best, most equitable student experience

Student employability: helping universities adapt to students’ evolving expectations about employability and career outcomes

Student recruitment: expanding a university’s reach and attracting more (and more diverse) students

Staff recruitment and retention: supporting universities to recruit, retain and develop world class staff 

Assessment: ensuring universities provide the most innovative, intuitive and effective assessment process 

Research: working with universities to ensure that they reach and exceed their research and innovation targets

Digital and Physical Infrastructure: helping universities to transform their digital and physical infrastructure

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Aula Student Experience A communication platform for education designed to encourage interaction and engagement.
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BibliU Student Experience Previously known as Bibliotech, this is an educational content platform making learning more effective.
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Blackbullion Student Experience On a mission to support students to successfully transition into, through and out of university by enhancing everyone's financial wellbeing
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Enroly Expand Recruitment Reach Providing products that aim to improve international recruitment and compliance through technology.
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Examity Assessment Examity is the world leader in learning validation and online invigilation
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Fika Student Experience Helping universities to upskill students so they can flourish and reduce mental health decline.
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FourthRev Employability Driving employability in the digital economy
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Handshake Employability A software as a service platform (SaaS) powering university employability offices.
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Inkpath Student Experience, Employability A flexible training and CPD management system paired with a truly mobile, lifelong skills passport for students, researchers and staff.
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Interfolio Digital Infrastructure, Staff Recruitment On a mission to empower the global academic community to fully support and understand scholars’ journeys.
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Morressier Research The conference content discovery and dissemination platform for institutions and their researchers.
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Note Taking Express Assessment Note Taking Express is making education accessible by provisioning digital tools and methodologies for students in the classroom, regardless of their ability or disability.
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OpenCampus Digital Infrastructure A Drupal-based campus management solution used by over 560,000 users.
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Peergrade Digital Infrastructure An online platform to facilitate anonymous peer feedback sessions with students.
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Riipen Employability Riipen brings real projects from organizations into the classroom.
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StuComm Student Experience We help students succeed, by providing them with the right information, at the right time, via the right channel.
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Unibuddy Expand Recruitment Reach, Student Experience We help universities connect ambassadors and students for better decisions.
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Unitu Student Experience A digital platform for students and staff to discuss issues privately, with a view to resolving them.
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UNIwise Assessment, Digital Infrastructure, Student Experience WISEflow from UNIwise. Digital exams and assessment – more than paperless.
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Virtual Internships Employability Virtual Internships provides online internship opportunities to students looking to start or get ahead in their career.
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The edtech hotlist have all been ‘assessed by Jisc’, a health check that aims to scrutinise startups against key sector requirements, to provide institutions with a high level of assurance when they are considering engaging with these new enterprises. The accreditations awarded following the vetting process form general information only and are not intended to amount to advice on which an institution should solely rely.


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