Competition to find innovative technology solutions to improve education, research and student life
4 years and 10 months
Ended 31 Dec 2017100%
£50k to £250k
A Jisc co-design project developed with our strategic partners across higher education, further education and skills.
Previously known as the Summer of Student Innovation, this project is in its fifth year and sees successful competition entrants receive a grant and support from Jisc to develop their education technology ideas.
Our startups competition gives individuals or teams an opportunity to develop their educational technology products that will benefit UK higher education, further education and skills.
Successful teams will get access to an intensive business accelerator programme and provided with a support package to the value of £20,000 each, to allow them to develop their business and successfully deliver a useable product.
Thanks to all of the entrants who pitched at Digifest 2017. The winning startups are:
We were lucky to have a very strong shortlist, and as such, we will be looking for opportunities to bring the other startups into Jisc activities where possible and appropriate. Read more about the shortlisted entries.
You can follow the conversation on Twitter using #jiscstartups.
Projects we are developing further
We're now working to develop several projects from previous competitions into products so that universities and colleges can reap the benefit of the students’ work.
Student projects currently being supported
- Call for Participants - Where researchers and participants meet - providing a secure and trusted connection between researchers and participants
- Lingoflow - A language vocabulary learning app
- Startwrite - A web app to help students stay organised and get assignments done on time
- UniBoard - Online noticeboard to connect university students
- Unisocs - Subject-specific discussion and progress tracking for students
- Unitu - A feedback tool to listen and engage with the student voice through student representatives
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This project ran until winter 2017
The final Summer of Student Innovation winners are announced, each bagging up to £10,000 to develop their education technology (edtech) idea in collaboration with Jisc. Read the news story.
Read a blog from our subject specialists about their experience of the Summer of Student Innovation design sprint