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Humanities Innovation Challenge Competition

Oxford University Innovation and TORCH are delighted to announce the launch of the second Humanities Innovation Challenge Competition. We are seeking innovative and entrepreneurial ideas from those whose research is based in a humanities discipline (affiliated to any department or faculty within the collegiate University) which they would like to bring to a wider audience. 

The challenge is to develop your best ideas by summarising them in 200 words. Entrants selected will be given mentoring to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, in front of an audience, for a cash prize of £1,000 and for in-kind support worth over £5,000. The idea may come out of your academic work, or your other interests. Oxford University Innovation wants to support you in turning those ideas into opportunities. Perhaps you have a clever idea for a smart app such as the LIFE project , or educational interventions to support learning and development, or an innovative way of mounting lights – anything that can help others and be sustainable at the same time.

The teams will get the chance to pitch their idea to a judging panel of entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and innovation experts. All entries will be viewed by an expert at Oxford University Innovation and useful feedback provided.

For further details visit the website.

The deadline for entries is 8th May 2017, with the final pitching session being on 22nd May 2017.