Empowering Education with Bluestone’s Expertise and InnoVent’s Sustainable Solutions

Empowering Education with Bluestone’s Expertise and InnoVent’s Sustainable Solutions

Schools are continually seeking ways to enhance their infrastructure while adhering to stringent budgetary constraints. This need has inspired a dynamic collaboration between Bluestone and InnoVent, a partnership that aims to provide refurbished technology solutions specifically designed for the education sector.

A Partnership for Sustainable and Cost-Effective Technology

This joint initiative not only offers a cost-effective alternative but also champions sustainability, aligning with emerging public sector requirements. Our goal is to ensure that students and educators have access to high-quality, current technology.

Significant Cost Savings for Schools

One of the most exciting aspects of our collaboration is the substantial cost savings for schools. Traditional purchasing methods can be financially burdensome, often forcing schools to choose lower-quality, less durable equipment. However, InnoVent’s 2nd Life IT range of refurbished devices presents a budget-friendly solution without sacrificing quality. We provide top-tier, corporate-grade devices at a fraction of the cost, allowing schools to access superior technology within their budget.

Improved Cash Flow with a Subscription Model

Our subscription model allows schools to distribute the cost of equipment over the school year, making financial planning more manageable. By matching rentals to financial cycles and opting for manageable quarterly payments instead of a large upfront expenditure, schools can alleviate immediate budget constraints. This approach provides a predictable financial outlay, aiding in better budget planning and cash flow management.

Embracing a Refresh Discipline

With technology evolving rapidly, staying current is crucial for both teaching and learning. Our subscription model promotes a disciplined refresh strategy, ensuring that schools do not end up with obsolete equipment. At the end of the subscription period (usually three years), which can be conveniently scheduled for the summer break, we offer a seamless refresh process where outdated devices are returned and replaced with newer models. This ensures that students and teachers always have access to the latest technology, enhancing the learning experience and maintaining compatibility with new software and applications, such as the upcoming mandatory shift from Windows 10 to Windows 11 by 2025.

Superior Quality and Warranty

Unlike low-cost, low-durability devices often purchased for the education sector, 2nd Life IT equipment comes with a robust three-year warranty. This ensures reliability and reduces the total cost of ownership, as schools will not need to frequently spend on faulty units. The warranty covers the duration of the subscription and is structured as a Collect, Repair, or Replace type of warranty, supporting uninterrupted teaching and learning.

Aligning with Sustainability Goals

Sustainability is a key concern for today’s students and their families. By choosing refurbished equipment, schools contribute to environmental conservation efforts. Refurbished devices extend the useful life of technology, reducing the demand for new products and thereby lowering CO2 emissions associated with manufacturing. Additionally, this approach minimises electronic waste and conserves precious minerals, supporting a more sustainable future.

Compliance with Upcoming Regulations

The public sector is moving towards sustainability, with new regulations requiring at least 30% of equipment to be refurbished by 2025. InnoVent’s 2nd Life IT refurbished devices not only meet but exceed these regulatory requirements, offering schools a head start in compliance while benefiting from high-quality technology. This proactive approach positions schools as leaders in sustainability, setting a positive example for students and the community.

About Bluestone

Bluestone is an FCA accredited, award-winning, independent broker with over 27 years’ experience providing UK businesses with finance solutions to help their businesses grow. Taking an ethical and consultative approach when securing finance to unlock an organisation’s potential, Bluestone keeps things simple, moves quickly, and offers exceptional value, making funding happen where others can’t. As well as having a team of dedicated account managers, Bluestone has an innovative, end-to-end finance platform that enables customers and partners to get quick quotes, submit applications, eSign documents, get quick decisions, and view their progress whenever and wherever they are.

Shaping a Smarter, Greener Future

The partnership between Bluestone and InnoVent is set to transform the education sector by offering sustainable, affordable, and top-quality technology solutions. Our refurbished devices save costs, manage cash flow better, and ensure schools stay up-to-date while meeting regulations and sustainability targets. With our subscription service, schools can provide their students with top-notch technology in an eco-friendly manner. Ready to revolutionise your school's technology infrastructure? Contact Bluestone today to learn more about how we can benefit your institution! Together, we're shaping a smarter, greener future for education.

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