The IT Innovation Challenges provide funding up to £60,000 for small-scale digital projects that will bring a benefit to the University; for example, by creating an app or website, or by using an existing technology in a novel way. The Spring 2016 challenge for University staff is under way and invites ideas in three categories:
- inclusivity: ie helping to promote equality, value diversity and maintain a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential;
- facilitating the capturing and/or recording of research data and processes;
- an ‘open’ category for ideas in other areas.
If you have an idea that could make a difference in one (or more!) of these categories, add it to the Oxford Ideas website for discussion as soon as you can. Remember, the more your idea is talked about, the stronger it will become!
Even if you don’t have an idea you can still get involved by providing advice, or by commenting and voting on other people’s ideas. Simply visit Oxford Ideas and sign in using your usual University single sign-on.
This challenge closes for ideas at midnight on Saturday 12 March 2016, but you can carry on commenting, discussing and voting until midnight on Friday 18 March. After that, all the ideas will be evaluated and a selection will be invited to develop a project proposal that will be considered for funding.
For more information about the scheme, please visit the IT Innovation Challenges website.
To get your thoughts going, read about some of the projects that have already been funded by the IT Innovation Challenges scheme.