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Five ideas to improve UK education and research

Five businesses have been selected for mentorships worth up to £10,000 after successful pitches at our showcase edtech event, Digifest. The successful bidders presented ideas which have the potential to go on to improve, evolve and change UK education and research. Selected by a panel of judges from Jisc and Emerge Education, the winners are: Connect2Teach […]

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Jisc Digifest 2019 Hackathon – insider views

Hopefully you will have seen Peter Cliff’s blog post below on our recent hackathon, which was a huge success and a really enjoyable experience. Now its time to hear from one of the participants, Nathaniel Reed from the winning Hull University team on what their experience was like. The hull team spent the two days […]

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Could future VLEs spell the end for screen time?

Students and higher education staff from across the UK have teamed up to imagine a screenless student experience as part of Jisc’s edtech challenge. The winner – VLE of the Future The winning idea from a University of Glasgow team uses the “memory palace” technique to create an immersive environment that aids learning. The vision is for an interactive, collaborative space […]

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Rev up your startup

Enter our 2019 edtech startups competition and get your fledgling business on track Read our latest blog on how to enter this years competition and hear from two of last years winners Volo and Synap You have until 17:00 on Monday 21 January to make your pitch to us. We’re offering five businesses mentorships worth up to £10,000 from ourselves, Emerge Education and other industry […]

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Where will your good ideas take you?

Inspire us with your ideas for a next-generation virtual learning environment in our first edtech challenge of 2019. Read about our current edtech challenge and and hear from previous competitors how easy it is to take part. We’ve deliberately made the ideas challenges very easy for everyone to enter, whether they’re technologically minded or not, because we want to see what’s on students’ minds. https://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/where-will-your-good-ideas-take-you-20-dec-2018 […]

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Developing a HE/FE Consultative sales strategy

A guest post from Tripti Maheshwari, Co-Founder,Student Circus Ltd After the incredible product workshop in July, it was time for the most awaited day of the Jisc Edtech Startup Programme – sales day!  Day 3: A usual start to the day at EdSpace with coffee, croissants and conversations. With the room full of Jisc staff and […]

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A view from inside the student design sprint

Well we had a great week in Birmingham. It was an intoxicating week with lots of enthusiasm and great ideas from the students. One of our student teams ‘App to the Future’ completed a vlog over the week have a look and see inside from their point of view.  Thanks Brad, Jake and Luke. All of the […]

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An insider view from Volo – 2018 cohort

A guest post from Lotis Bautista Co-founder and Chief Community Officer, Volo Group Mid-way through April we were ecstatic to find ourselves as one of five companies to win a place on the Jisc Edtech Startup Programme. Fast-forward to the start of the programme in May and it has already proven itself to be a […]

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Get involved with our Intelligent campus hackathon

As part of our edtech launchpad programme we are looking for student teams from universities and colleges across the UK to join us in building the campus of the future. The aim of the hackathon is for student teams to design, develop and build “something” that would benefit students in the world that is the […]

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Welcome to our edtech start-ups 2018 cohort

We ran the competition and announced the winners, and now its time to get down to the hard work.   Our 2018 programme kicks-off on Thursday 24th May and I’m excited and looking forward to working with our winners: Blackbullion – a learning platform for students to get control of their money. Oslr – an app to facilitate […]