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Student Innovation Challenge

Inspiring Innovation

Student Innovation Challenges

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.

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.

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Previous Challenges

Covid-19 Student Innovation Challenge

In Summer 2020, we ran a challenge for students to come up with innovative solutions to support others suffering as a result of the pandemic. With funding support from RGU Foundation, we offered two awards – an innovative idea prize and an inspirational student prize. Dozens of students entered, and five winners won cash prizes of £500.

Read about our winners:

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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