Jisc Summer of student innovation 2015

A chance to shine

At Jisc, we strongly believe that students should have a prime role in developing novel uses of technology to improve their experience at college or university.

That’s why we are running our popular summer of student innovation competition for the third straight year, with a new approach to ensure we engage a broader range of students with funding of up to £20,000 available, so get involved!

Entrants are invited to submit an idea that uses technology to improve education, research or student life, and those who are successful receive grant funding and support from Jisc to develop their project as part of a co-design approach to innovation within UK education.

Last year 20 projects were successfully funded and supported and today we continue to work with six projects to help develop them and explore the possibility of offering them as a shared service for the whole sector.

The summer of student innovation 2015 is bigger and better than before, and has a variety of competitions available:

  1. Student ideas competition
    Ideas using technology that could help improve research, learning or student life across further and higher education
  2. Supporting technology startup projects
    Support for existing educational technology products that addresses needs of learners and researchers in further and higher education
  3. Learner ideas in FE competition
    Ideas from learners based in UK colleges, or apprentices and trainees who have a technology idea that could improve the learning experience
  4. Apprentice-led ideas challenge
    A pilot project to support apprentices or trainees and learning providers who have an idea for technology that could help work based learners.

Students have until 18 May to submit their entries and, with our help, attract votes from around the sector.