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2 May 2014

Enter the Summer of Student Innovation

Jisc Summer of Student Innovation

The Summer of Student Innovation competition is your chance to create technology solutions that could improve education, research and student life – and change the education landscape forever.

The competition is run by Jisc, who work with universities to provide digital technologies for education and research.

To enter this year’s competition, you must submit a two- to five-minute video pitch on the Jisc Elevator website, along with a short summary and a 300-500 word description which outlines the benefits of your idea and its impact on research and education.

£5,000 is available for each successful student idea. To be considered for funding, your entry must hit a target of 250 votes by 30 May. Anyone can vote, but the votes must come from 15 different further and higher education institutions.

The successful entrants will be announced in July and given opportunities to join networking workshops with fellow students and experts to further their ideas.

Volunteer education organisations will trial the technology developed and those products that are successful will be provided to other interested parties through sustainable routes.

Last year 21 projects received funding, and Jisc is continuing to work with six projects to see whether the technology could be made available across the whole UK higher education sector.

Find out about last year’s student projects and how they benefited from being involved in the competition.

If you have any questions, go to the FAQs page or email Jisc.

Follow #studentideas on Twitter for the latest about the competition.