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Student Innovation Challenge

Driving Industry Innovation

Student Innovation Challenge

Access student creativity and talent by participating in a Student Innovation Challenge where large groups of students take on practical problems and tasks for industry partners.
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About Student Innovation Challenges

Whether you are looking for fresh ideas for your business, or want to explore a problem you are facing, a Student Innovation Challenge is a chance to utilise dozens of new perspectives to enhance your business.

Students can impact the world by creating solutions to real world problems or opportunities while learning and living the principles of ideation, value proposition and design thinking. Students also learn about team building, time management and collaboration while dealing with pressure.

Interested in learning more? Please contact innovation@rgu.ac.uk


About the Covid-19 Student Innovation Challenge

Our lives have changed rapidly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and never has innovation and compassion been more important. There are amazing examples of students going above and beyond to support others during this time.

This challenge seeks to recognise innovative and inspirational students for their efforts and award cash prizes of £500. There are two categories of prizes available:

  • Innovative Idea Prize – this award recognises innovative and enterprising ideas from RGU students who seek to turn them into a reality and impact communities;
  • Inspirational Student Prize – this award can be self-nominated or nominated by others and recognises existing actions taken by an RGU student to help others, come up with solutions and make an impact during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Do you have a creative idea which could help others? Do you know an inspirational student who has demonstrated outstanding kindness and make an impact on others during this time? You can either nominate someone else or nominate yourself. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges and five winners across all prizes will be selected to be recognised with a cash prize of £500 each thanks to support from RGU Foundation.   

If you want to know more about the challenge and read the terms and conditions, please download the information pack:

Submit your nomination by Tuesday 30 June 2020:


100 Days of Play

COMPETITION SUSPENDED: Due to Covid-19, the current 100 Days of Play competition has been delayed and will open again for applications at a later date.

About 100 Days of Play

Have you got an innovative idea for an interactive display? Remember when Bon Accord Centre installed a slide in the shopping centre? Could you come up with a new playful and interactive display? RGU and Bon Accord have partnered together to launch a Student Innovation Challenge to encourage ideas which can:

  • Attract people to visit the centre
  • Be interactive and encourage people to play
  • Encourage visitors to post about installations on social media
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity


By submitting an idea, you will have the opportunity to explore that idea through set workshops. Your idea must be realistic as you have the opportunity to be given £2,000 each to develop their idea and turn them into a real installation in Bon Accord for 100 days. The individuals or teams with the best installations by the end of the campaign will be rewarded with a prize package worth £2,000.

Download the information pack to find out more about the programme:

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