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 … Read more

Student Design Sprint and Hackathon

I am looking forward to welcoming 12 teams of students to Aston Conference Centre in August for five days ed tech fun and some series design and development. This is my 6th year of running student ed tech activity over the summer, we started the Summer of Student Innovation in 2013, each year it has … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Edtech Start-ups 2018

We have just selected our new cohort of start-ups for the Edtech Launchpad start-ups programme for 2018. The selection process took place at Jisc Digifest 2018 on the 6 March 2018. Having already been shortlisted, nine companies presented to an interview panel of experts and pitched to the Digifest audience as part of the process. … Read more

A new guest blog – Atif Mahmood from Lumici

Today we hear from Atif Mahmood, Founder and CEO of Lumici, and a recent graduate of the latest Jisc/Emerge start-up programme.  Lumici is an online collaborative lesson planning platform enabling teachers to use and modify existing lesson templates from other teachers. Just like Google has solved collaborative working in the enterprise, Lumici is solving it for lesson … Read more