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IT Innovation Challenges 16/17 to be suspended for staff

News publication date: 
Monday, 06 June 2016

Following a meeting of IT Committee on Monday 18 April where the financial challenges faced by the University and particular the IT Capital Plan were discussed, it was decided that for 16/17 the IT Innovation Challenges for staff will be suspended. The Student IT Innovation challenge in 16/17 however will run as normal. IT Committee will review the decision during 16/17 after the level of funding for overall IT Capital investment going forward has been decided, and based on any other feedback it receives.

The OxfordIdeas site will remain to promote and support the projects currently underway. The University has a site licence for the OxfordIdeas platform and support can be given to units or projects who wish to use the crowd-sourcing platform for their own projects.

If you have any questions or comments on the future of the IT Innovation Challenges, or wish to ask about using the ‘OxfordIdeas' platform for your own initiative please contact: innovation@it.ox.ac.uk.

Ideas submitted to the Spring 2016 challenges have now been reviewed. The successful projects to receive funding in this round will be presented later this month. Successful projects from the Autumn 2015 round can be viewed on the blog.