Student 2018 Challenge is Open

Are you studying at The University and have an idea for a digital project? This year's theme is The Intelligent Campus and succesful ideas will recieve funding of up to £15,000.

The IT Innovation Challenges sets out to support innovation at Oxford. The scheme issues calls for innovative ideas that can be developed into digital projects that bring benefit to the University or enhance the staff or student experience at Oxford through digital means.

This years theme: The Intelligent Campus

Drawing of a house elevated above rooftops, designed to revolve and adjust in various directions

Image: Wikimedia Commons: "Maison tournante aérienne" by Albert Robida, [Library of Congress]

Artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and virtual/augmented reality are technologies that have arrived and have the potential to tackle some of Higher Education’s big challenges. This year's IT Innovation challenge invites you to come with ideas for projects that improve the staff/student experience at Oxford through exploring these emerging technologies:

  • The use of smart campus technology
  • AI to speed up administrative processes
  • AR to enhance our public spaces
  • VR to create immersive learning experiences

As always, we also welcome other ideas for projects that bring benefit to the University, its staff and/or students through digital means.

Ideas can be submitted between 29 January-15 February 2018 at the Oxford Ideas site Any University member can see, comment on and vote for submitted ideas.

A similar challenge for staff members will launch at the end of February.

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