Summer of Student Innovation 2016
Our fourth Summer of Student Innovation was launched in March 2016.
Ended 31 Dec 2016100%
£50k to £250k
The Summer of Student Innovation is a Jisc co-design project developed with our strategic partners across higher education, further education and skills.
The competition is now in its fourth year where successful entrants to the competitions receive a grant and support from Jisc to develop their education technology ideas, with the aim of improving students’ creative design, research, entrepreneurial and project management skills.
We announced the 15 winners of our student ideas competition on 17 June 2016 and the four winners of our supporting technology startup projects on 7 July 2016. Full details can be found below.
Student ideas - winners
acHack, University of Nottingham
A user-generated, user-aggregated search engine for university students.
arHive; The collective archive, University of Leicester
A collective archive of high-quality crowdsourced scanned pages uploaded to a cloud service to share knowledge.
Augmented Reality App, London School of Economics
Augmented reality app to provide visitors and students with digital content enhancing campus experience.
Check, University of Sheffield
Allows you to find a vacant seat/room in university library, and monitor signups and attendance of lectures and events.
Course Match, Bangor University
An app to aid students in the difficult process of University course selection, implementing a familiar 'Tinder' user interface.
FunStudyApp, University of Hertfordshire
Leverages on students' interests and hobbies to transform lecture notes into animations, poetry, music and mnemonics.
Know it Wall, University College London
A virtual place for academics to popularise their research.
mappademia, University of Manchester
A software tool which would allow small project groups to generate their own mapping applications.
MentorIN, University of Edinburgh
Allows users to find a suitable mentor and creates the perfect context for them to exchange information.
pencilBox: anonymous course rankings and statistics, University of Essex
An app to display rankings and statistics of a student's grades on an anonymous basis, based on a statistical engine.
Shout Out, Yeovil College
An app to allow learners with disabilities to share issues and get support.
Stuiz, University Of Bath
An app that allows students studying similar courses to compete against each other in quizzes with course-specific content.
Stutor, London School of Economics
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Survey Exchange, University of Central Lancashire
Enables students to find all the answers they need for their surveys using a unique point system.
Your Book List, University of Glasgow
Connects students buying and selling books at the same university to get the best deal.
Supporting technology startup projects - winners
HackScience: Bringing research to the world faster, Imperial College London
A platform and support to help researchers build and share affordable lab automation tools.
A product design platform to inspire the next generation of inventors and creatives.
OMNI, University of Bristol
A low cost multi-function learning tool engaging students in manufacturing and programming.
Unique Insights: Analytics for a Smooth Transition, Unique Student Access Ltd
A data analytics tool to help identify students most likely to drop out in the first few weeks of starting a course and highlight which key area of support they need.
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This project ran until winter 2016
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