We were looking for ideas that can help us to address the next big edtech challenges in education and research. We're running multiple challenges throughout the year.
Education 2030 hackathon
We spent two days at Digifest 2020 with creative students in March to develop ideas, build and test tools that can enhance the student experience.
Submissions closed on 10 February 2020.
Each challenge states who is eligible to enter (for example staff, students, interested individuals or teams) but you must be working, living or studying in the UK and 16 or over to submit an idea or attend events.
Terms of entry
The Jisc edtech challenges and hackathons are a range of competitions run by Jisc for staff, students and other interested individuals who have an idea to solve our challenges but have not yet developed it.
The competitions and hackathons are titled:
- Challenge one: a virtual learning environment without a screen (finished)
- Challenge two: Digifest hackathon (finished)
- Challenge three: summer 2019 hackathon (finished)
- Challenge four: student of the future - campus 2030
- Challenge five: how to stop cheating
- Challenge six: innovating research with artificial intelligence
- Challenge seven: innovating research with mixed reality
- Education 2030 hackathon
(each being a “competition”).
The following terms of entry will help you to prepare your entry into each competition.
Jisc’s general competition terms and conditions (pdf) will also apply to each competition.
- You must be an individual, 16 or over and resident in the UK to enter any competition and submit your idea(s)
- Employees of Jisc or any of its subsidiary companies are not eligible to participate in any competition
- All submissions must be completed online by the stated closing date for each competition.
- Entries should be no more than 1,000 words, but you may upload additional supporting material including videos
- The competition winners and runners-up will be announced on the competition website after the competition judging or hackathon event is completed
- Jisc will not seek ownership in any intellectual property contained within your competition submission but we do need certain rights to run each competition. So you give Jisc the right to use, reproduce and display your idea and any supporting materials on the competition website and for the purposes set out on the competition website and in these terms of entry. It is therefore important that you either own any intellectual property related to your submission or have permission from the owner to grant the above rights to Jisc
- If necessary please ensure you have the permission of your employer to submit your idea or any supporting materials
- Where prizes are awarded, winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize
- The prizes are non-transferable and there are no prize alternatives
- As tax implications will vary depending on your status and circumstance, you will need to ensure you arrange these so please seek professional advice if you are unsure
- The decision of the judging panel is final
- Jisc's general competition terms and conditions apply (pdf)
By entering in our edtech challenge competition you agree that you have asked us to process your competition entry as described in our standard privacy notice. You may instruct us to stop processing it at any time by notifying us at email@example.com.
Until then, we’ll use the information in your entry only to display and promote your idea on the competition website and via Jisc’s corporate communications channels and more widely in the media. All contact information will be used only for the administration of this competition.
If you have any questions about entries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.