SBRI Competition: Learning technologies - design for impact

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The Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) are to invest up to £1.1m in exploratory studies into the design of technology-based products and services that will improve learning outcomes.


This SBRI competition seeks to stimulate business performance in an already vibrant education technology sector by supporting high-quality design of commercially viable products and services that can be delivered at scale while being affordable and easy to use. See the competition brief
We are looking for proposals for products and services that will improve attainment among learners above five years old (from Key Stage 1) and in formal (primary, secondary, higher or further education) or in non-formal learning environments. 
The competition is open to all organisations that can demonstrate a route to market for their solution. Successful organisations will attract a 100% funded development contract of up to £80k (inclusive of VAT) and projects will last up to six months.
SBRI competitions are organised in two phases. At this stage we will let contracts for Phase 1 only. 
A decision on whether to move forward with Phase 2 (contracts for product and service development) will be dependent on the outcomes from Phase 1. 
This competition opens on 12 May 2014. The deadline for registration is noon on 2 July 2014 and the deadline for applications is noon on 9 July 2014. Partner-finding workshops will run during April and May 2014 and a briefing event will be held in London on 13 May 2014.
For more information and details of how to enter, please click here