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Oxford's IT Innovation Challenges student round is open

News publication date: 
Monday, 29 January 2018
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The IT Innovation Challenges 2018 student round is now open! This call is open to all Oxford University students who have ideas for digital projects. Successful ideas will receive funding of up to £15,000.

The theme for this year is The Intelligent Campus.

Artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and virtual/augmented reality are technologies that have arrived and have the potential to tackle some of Higher Education’s big challenges. This year’s IT Innovation challenge invites you to come with ideas for projects that improve the staff/student experience at Oxford through exploring these emerging technologies – the use of smart campus technology, AI to speed up administrative processes, AR to enhance our our public spaces, VR to create immersive learning experiences.

As always, we also welcome other ideas for projects that bring benefit to the University, its staff and/or students through digital means.

If you feel inspired, ideas can be submitted between 29 January-15 February 2018 on the Oxford Ideas site. Any University member can see, comment on and vote for submitted ideas.

For questions about the scheme, the process of applying or anything else, please visit the IT Innovation Challenges blog or contact A similar challenge for staff members will launch at the end of February.