Thursday 22 May 2014
Jisc, who are leaders in digital technologies for education and research, are running the Summer of Student Innovation competition. Apply by 30 May 2014 for £5k to develop your digital technology idea to improve student life. Successful entrants will receive a £5,000 grant from Jisc to develop their education technology ideas, with the aim of improving students’ creative design, research, entrepreneurial and project management skills.
The teams will also attend a series of nine innovation workshops between July and September. These events are designed to show off work in progress, offer the opportunity to learn from relevant experts and discuss ideas with other teams.
To enter, students must submit a two to five minute video pitch on the Jisc Elevator website alongside a short summary and a 300-500 word description which includes details on the benefits of their idea and its impact on research and education. To be considered for funding entrants must hit a target of 250 votes before 30 May 2014. Voting is open to everyone but votes must come from ten different FE and HE institutions.
Find out more on the Jisc website: www.jisc.ac.uk/student-innovation.