The 2016/17 Student round of the IT Innovation Challenges attracted a record number of ideas (47). All ideas were evaluated by the IT Innovation Panel and 15 idea creators were invited to deevlop a project proposal based on their idea. … Continue reading

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OxReach – crowdfunding for University projects

By the OxReach team: Philippa Nuttall, Sarah Deakin, Zoe Reich (Oxford University Innovation) https://oxreach.hubbub.net/ Content: What is OxReach and why is it important? Why did we try crowdfunding? Why set up OxReach? How does it work? What are the benefits? … Continue reading

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Project Proposal workshop

How do you turn a good idea into a feasible digital project, with a realistic aim and scope, manageable time line, and budget to match? That question is facing the people behind the 15 shortlisted ideas for the IT Innovation … Continue reading

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ConnectOx

— By Vinton Cheng — Ever found yourself with an interesting research idea, but struggling to find the right person to help you bring it to fruition? ConnectOx aims to simplify and automate the process of online expertise discovery to … Continue reading

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Go_girl: code+create project secures external funding

— By Anne Geniets — The Go_girl: code+create project, which was funded in its first year by the University’s IT Innovation Challenges award, has secured funding from Goldman Sachs Gives. Jo Hannaford, Partner at Goldman Sachs, said: ‘Providing young women … Continue reading

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Visualising data in 3D

Our project (run within the Research Technology Consultancy in IT Services) looked at ways that IT Services could improve its support for managing and visualising 3D datasets generated by research here at Oxford. There are powerful free tools out there … Continue reading

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New project: SHOAL

The SHOAL project is up and running! SHOAL stands for SHaring Online Activities for Learning. The SHOAL project aims to make it easier for staff and students to try out innovative online learning developed here at Oxford, and re-purpose activities … Continue reading

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New app released: Self-Heal

A new app has been created by one of the student IT Innovation Challenges projects. Self-Heal is a free tool that guides the management and reduction of self-injury. It can be used anonymously and independently, to enable users to take … Continue reading

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go girl : Changing people’s lives

The IT Innovation Go_Girl project has been working with young women from non-traditional educational backgrounds, introducing them to website and app design. In this short video, researchers and participants talk about how the project helped to improve the confidence and … Continue reading

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Revealing the Hidden Museum

— By Jessica Suess — With funding and support from the University of Oxford’s IT Innovation Seed Fund (now IT Innovation Challenges), over the last 12 months a small team of colleagues from the Oxford University Museums and the University’s … Continue reading

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