We’re running a two-stage competition for employers, further education (FE) providers and higher education (HE) providers to develop collaborative proposals and bid for a share of a £170 million capital fund to establish new IoTs.
Stage 1 of the competition closed in March 2018 and we received 35 applications.
On 27 May 2018, we announced the names of the 16 lead applicants that were successful at stage 1.
These 16 applicants were invited to progress to stage 2, which will test their proposals in more detail.
On 25 July 2018, we sent the 16 applicants the interim guidance for stage 2 of the competition. We expect to publish the final stage 2 guidance in September 2018.
Applicants invited to stage 2
The lead applicants that were successful at stage 1, and were invited to stage 2, are:
Barking & Dagenham College
Dudley College of Technology
HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)
Milton Keynes College
New College Durham
North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
Queen Mary University of London
Solihull College & University Centre
South Essex College of Further & Higher Education
University of Exeter
University of Lincoln
Weston College of Further and Higher Education
West Suffolk College
We expect to announce the outcome of stage 2 in March 2019.