Heroic launch

March 17, 2000

New-media company Epic this week won the contract to set up and run an internet portal that aims to be the first stop for people seeking information on British higher education and research.

Epic will design, launch and operate the service, called Hero (for higher education research opportunities). The company also trains webmasters at the Department for Education and Employment and has developed websites for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Hero, due to launch in autumn, is funded by the funding councils, research councils and representative groups from the sector.

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