Have you got a great idea for an app?


September 29th, 2015

Do you have a brilliant idea for an app that uses open data sets to support university students through their learning journey?

Universities UK in partnership with the Open Data Institute and digital technologies charity Jisc are launching a challenge to developers in universities and the digital industries to produce a demo of a mobile app that uses open data to help university students through their learning journey.

Applicants are invited to submit a short video and description of their ideas to the Elevator website. Students and staff will be able to vote on the ideas and a short list of finalists will be selected to participate on the mashup day. To be successful, ideas will not only have to show that they enhance the student journey, they must also demonstrate effective use of open data to provide their intended service.

The challenge will culminate in an “Open data mashup day: enhancing the student journey” on 17 November at Woburn House in central London. On the day, challenge finalists will rapidly develop their ideas and pitch to a panel of judges. The winning team will be be eligible to receive £5,000 worth of support from Jisc to potentially develop the idea into a prototype app.

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