Tech Corridor businesses come together to offer support & services during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

23rd March 2020

In these challenging times, its comforting to see so many Tech Corridor based businesses offering up their services and skills to help other businesses or individuals.

We will be compiling these generous offers here over the coming weeks so please do check in regularly and also send us an email to info@techcorridor.co.uk if your business is offering something that we can add to this list.

(NB: We are not affiliated with any of these offers or businesses so please contact the businesses directly for t&cs).

Business offers

Safepoint:  Support for lone workers

Norwich based Safepoint are offering one month free access to Safepoint services: a lone worker protection app and safety solution.  Sign up at safepointapp.com and use code PROTECTMYSTAFF at checkout. Cancel at any time.

Rainbird:  Access Rainbird software for free

Intelligent automation specialist, Rainbird, is giving away free software licenses to those looking to support vulnerable individuals amid the ongoing #covid19 pandemic.  Read more from their CEO here

Candour:  Free SEO training for anyone made redundant

Candour’s founder Mark Williams-Cook is offering 1 day of SEO training free to anyone who has been made redundant due to Covid19. A generous offer to help job seekers upskill and potentially find new opportunities.  To apply fill out this form

Free office space: Lenwade

Newly refurbished offices in Lenwade are being offered up for free to anyone “in the fight against the corona virus”, which could include NHS.  To contact the owner email andre@serruys.com

Off The Wall Outdoor:  Outdoor advertising panels 

The outdoor advertising specialists are offering their Norwich advertising sites free of charge for the next 4 weeks for any community groups that are supporting vulnerable people during these difficult times. email mark@offthewalloutdoor.co.uk for more details

 

Thyngs:   Free contactless donation platform
Norwich based Thyngs are keen to keep vital charity donations flowing so are offering up their contactless payment systems to charities. More details here

 

Norfolk Car Club:
Norfolk Car Club are offering all NHS staff and other key workers 50% off monthly car hire.  If you need a car to get to essential work:
Join up online at www.norfolkcarclub.com  with promo code covidcare  (free to join and free to remain a member)
Or
Call the car club member services team on 0191 375 1050.

 
Tech Velocity:

Norwich based tech accelerator is extending a 90% off HubSpot discount to startups in the region. They need to be new users and select TechVelocity as the referrer.  50% discount to SMEs.  Founder Kris Jones, a Tech Corridor ambassador, is also a good source of advice for startup advice – www.techvelocity.co.uk.
Home Deliveries:

Kathryn Wright, CEO of  discountvouchers.co.uk has kindly compiled a great list of home delivery options in Norfolk.  This can be found here.*-

 

Education

The following educational specialists are offering tools and support for any workers currently needing to home school children:

Cambridge Assessment:free educational materials

Cambridge Assessment is offering Resource Plus to all Cambridge International schools and learners free of charge. To access their high-quality videos, ready-made lesson plans, and teaching materials click here

Cambridge University Press: Access to >700 textbooks online

is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak.  Over 700 textbooks, published and currently available, on Cambridge Core are available regardless of whether textbooks were previously purchased. Free access is available until the end of May 2020.  More here

John Innes Centre: Free Online Course for budding biologists

Learn how to address challenges in growing, harvesting, & processing food & build your knowledge of food production challenges & tech with this free FutureLearn course for 16-19 year olds studying biology

Developing Experts: 75% off their annual subscription

Science learning platform, Developing Experts, have reduced their homeschool subscription to just £15 for the whole year.  Just put code C75 into the site when paying. Access here

Raspberry Pi Foundation: free online projects for budding coders and programmers

Cambridge based Raspberry Pi have compiled a list of free activities that your mini digis can try at home, including an introduction to Scratch, a programming starter project: Pixel art and a tutorial for creating web page stickers.  Find more details on their blog 

Non regional

Linkedin is opening up 16 of its learning courses for free. Courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.

Adobe:  is offering free 90-day access to its web conferencing tool, Adobe Connect, for both current subscribers and non-customers, until July 1, 2020.