‘”The competition really got our project to market and allowed us to fast-track our project to our customers.”
Matthew Terrell, 2013 winner, founder of Call For Participants.
This session will showcase some of the successful projects and demonstrate how they are delivering real products for universities and colleges. The student led teams participating will include
Call for Participants is the world’s first and largest research platform, used by over 230 universities world wide, designed to make it easy for you to promote and take part in ethical academic research. Developed by a team of post graduates students and being adopted as a service by Jisc.
Unitu provides a tool to listen and engage with the student voice through student course representatives. Developed by a group of students and recent graduates, they have successfully attracted additional investment and piloted with several universities.
Lingoflow is a language vocabulary learning app, developed by brothers Lukas and Kamil who were A-level students at Sussex Down Sixth from college. It has been piloted at several colleges and they are exploring a version to support Welsh language.
At least one of the 27 projects from the Summer of Student Innovation 2015 will also be invited to participate in the workshop so participants can see the progression.
Following a short overview of the Summer of Student Innovation, the four projects will present a short elevator pitch. Participants will circulate around the project teams and be encouraged to discover what they have achieved, how it has benefited them as individuals and how institutions can get involved. There will be a competition to encourage participation, there will be prizes but it is the winning that matters.
The Summer of Student Innovation is a student innovation competition that has been run since 2013. See http://jisc.ac.uk/student-innovation.
Elevator is a competition website to crowd source ideas see http://elevator.jisc.ac.uk.
The timings for the session will be as follows:
1) Introduction (10 min) – introduction to the workshop and its aims, overview of the Summer of Student Innovation.
2) Pitches (10 mins) from the projects participating in the session (4 x 2 mins)
3) Participants rotate around projects and ask questions, complete competition forms (35 mins)
4) Closing plenary (5 mins) – prize giving