May update

University Park, 19 May 2016 (CC BY-SA YBP)

University Park, 19 May 2016 (CC BY-SA © YBP)

In the lovely month of Maying, activities for IT Innovation Challenges have centred on new projects. Some of the student projects have started and are making good progress. Others are not due to run until the summer, but even there the project managers have been busy preparing and getting everything in place, organising contracts for staff and contractors and planning the work.

The ideas shortlisted in the Spring round of challenges have been writing their project proposals and preparing for the pitch event, which was held on June 1st. A list of the projects who went on to receive funding will be made public as soon as all projects have accepted their offers of funding.

The news that there will be no staff Challenges in the coming year may be disappointing, but we are pleased that we will be able to run a student round. Planning has just started for the coming year, and more information will be provided about the activities we are planning to support students who are interested in the scheme. If you have any ideas or suggestions for how we could reach even more students, please do get in touch at


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