In my blog post ‘BETT revisited’ over the last weekend I made the suggestion and Merlin picked up on it in his comment back on he post. We were thinking that it would be a great idea if there was a low cost set of stands for innovative start-ups or a bursary scheme that could get the bright ideas developed and exposed to a larger market.
I aked EMAP to give it a thought and a comment back on the post. It is reproduced below:
Re: the idea on a low cost entry option for new companies – great idea and one that Merlin’s mentioned to me before. We didn’t have space to do it properly this year, but can certainly make it happen for BETT 2011.Education benefits enormously from innovation and BETT can help represent and reflect that. In fact, we’re showcasing something very similar at the Education Show this coming March 4th-6th called Innovation Alley – please give it a look. It is education that matters and the sector can only benefit from access to the passion, innovation and commitment to learning that continues to spring up in the UK.
We’ll make it happen.
So EMAP heard and listened … Chapeau to them and chapeau to Richard Joslin
Image: I have used the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ image for this post as I think that is what we are seeing here.