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Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing in EdTech?

15 February 2018

The Call for Participants service is brought to you by Jisc, but it is less known, that the journey between the two began through the Summer of Student Innovation project. Now known as the "student ideas competition", this forms part of our EdTech launchpad and its goal is to surface technology ideas from students that would make life better for learners, teaching staff and researchers in the UK.

Students will be invited to submit their ideas on how to improve life in education using technology.

Ideas will be submitted via the competition platform (details to be announced when competition launches) and should include your idea and a short video.

You can already register your interest for when the competition launches.

2018 competition timeline

  • Submissions and voting open: 5 March
  • Submissions close: 30 April
  • Voting closes: 13 May
  • Selection process: 14 – 28 May
  • Successful teams notified: w/c 28 May
  • Design sprint: August

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Hear from previous winners

In the meantime, why not read previous year's winner's perspective of the idea and how Jow Perkins and his team built Coursematch, a free mobile app that lets you explore thousands of UK university courses, by simply swiping to like or dislike.

The support that we were given by Jisc after our win was completely invaluable. Not only did we receive an initial £2,000 grant, but we were able to attend a week of outstanding workshops that focused on honing our ideas, and early stage customer development. ... After our support from Jisc, we were accepted onto the three month Manchester Ignite Accelerator, which upon completion saw us start our seed fundraising efforts. Over the next few months we managed to raise £140,000 of funding from a collection of incredible angel investors across the UK, and have just closed another £140,000!

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