Dec 24. IT Innovation Challenges 2020

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IT Innovation Challenges advent calendar 2019

As the old year draws to a close, the new is approaching. We expect 2020 to be a year full of innovation and new initiatives, starting in early January with the launch of the ‘Summer of Innovation’ challenge. The scheme is looking to fund a number of students to work on turning their innovative ideas into digital projects, supported by the IT Innovation Challenges team and developers from IT Services. The Call for Ideas will go out in January and project ideas in the area of Teaching and Learning will be particularly welcome. Anyone can submit an idea but projects have to be run by students.

February will see the completion of a number of projects that are part of the GLAM-Labs Challenge (2019) and these will feature in a showcase event organised by GLAM. The projects include exciting new approaches to the museum space, artefacts and activities. Further information to follow, so watch this space.

In addition to these early highlights, we hope to be able to announce a number of new calls for ideas on the Oxford Ideas platform, both for the IT Innovation Challenges and other initiatives. We also have exciting news to relate from the projects running now, and expect to be able to publish new about these as well updates on previous projects that have thrived after being created under the IT Innovation Challenges.

If you have any ideas, thoughts, questions or comments, please feel free to contact the IT Innovation Challenges team at

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