JISC is the organisation that provides the high speed data network and internet connectivity to the UK academic sector.
Known as the Janet network, it connects UK universities, FE Colleges, Research Councils, Specialist Colleges and Adult and Community Learning providers. It also provides connections between the Regional Broadband Consortia to facilitate the DfE initiative for a national schools’ network. Over 18 million end-users are currently served by the Janet network.
Janet is government funded and was recently awarded funds to connect industry to the network in order to facilitate and help collaborative research between industry and academia.
Hi Consulting was contracted to devise a method to allow this to happen whilst staying within the EU State Aid Legislation. Following the design of a successful strategy, Hi Consulting has now been contracted to develop and deliver the Reach Programme.
We have delivered for Janet:
a complete programme design complying with the EU State Aid Legislation;
liaison with BIS state aid branch and securing the necessary approvals;
guidance documentation for applicants;
all the necessary application and finance forms;
guidance documentation for assessors;
the recruited of a panel of assessors and their briefing;
management of the application and assessment processes including support to both applicants and assessors;
development and management of the project monitoring system.;
recruitment and briefing of monitoring officers;
management of the programme portfolio.
Hi Consulting is able to offer similar services to other funding organisations, please contact us to discuss your requirements.