The scheme – which was launched earlier in the summer – gives resellers £20,000 to grant to schools who buy HP tech though them.
So far, Misco, Softcat, XMA and Academia have signed up with each reseller announced a winning school of their own separate competitions among school customers who had recently purchased HP hardware through them.
The four winners will receive a HP Learning Studio from their respective reseller. The £20,000 suite of HP tech includes a HP Sprout G2 – an immersive computing 3D PC – and a Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 – an education-focused 3D Printer.
The grant scheme will target all HP core education resellers in the UK&I over the next three to five-years.
HP is targeting new education focussed resellers to help address a chronic challenge facing the vertical: the endemic STEM worker shortfall, currently estimated at 40,000 in the UK.
Most schools only have about £115 pounds per student per year to spend on technology. HP said that some of its resellers have been screaming out for action and that is why it is investing.