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IT Innovation Challenges sets out to support innovation at Oxford. The scheme issues calls for innovative ideas that can be developed into digital projects that bring benefit to the University or enhance the staff or student experience at Oxford through digital means. Funding is available.

This year the scheme is inviting proposals from students around the following themes:

  1. Think of one thing in your learning that could be made better using digital technology.
    Ideas are invited for projects focussing on teaching and learning, and collaboration between students and departments/colleges is encouraged. (Key document: Digital Education Strategy).
  2. “We believe that maintaining and promoting positive wellbeing is critical to an individual’s academic and personal success” (OUSU Welfare Vision 2016). The scheme would like to see ideas for projects that consider how student welfare / wellbeing can be supported through digital means.
  3. Other ideas for digital projects that bring benefit to the University, its staff and/or students are also welcome.

Ideas for projects can be submitted through the Oxford Ideas Platform between 10th and 29th of January 2017. Shortlisted ideas will be invited to write a more detailed project proposal and possibly go on to receive funding to run the project.

Key dates and activities:

More information about the scheme and how to apply can be found at If you have any other questions please contact

The IT Innovation Challenges is funded by the University’s IT Capital Plan and administered by IT Services.