Librarians have been asked to help promote Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2014.
From their press release:
Jisc, the UK’s expert on digital technologies for education and research, has today opened registration for this year’s Summer of Student Innovation. The competition will offer digitally savvy further and higher education (FE and HE) students the chance to create technology solutions that could change the education landscape forever.
The project recognises the importance of giving students a voice in the way they are taught, learn and live whilst studying. It aims to develop students’ creative design, research, entrepreneurial and project management skills.
Successful entrants will receive a £5,000 grant from Jisc to transform their ideas into prototypes and gain a ‘feel’ for their product or service. The selected students will also receive user feedback so that missing or difficult functionality can be easily identified and students can go on to develop better solutions that will potentially be adopted by universities, colleges and learning providers across the UK.
Find out more by visiting the Jisc Elevator website.