At a time when the Innovation Jumpstart Competition is branching out into exciting new territory, UC Research & Innovation were thrilled to received 20 entries the second highest number of entries in six years of running the competition.
This comes at a time when the competition branches out into brave new territory. Formerly Tech Jumpstart, the new name refocuses the concept of innovation across all of UC’s disciplines and colleges.
Applications came from every college
ENGINEERING 11 = 55%
SCIENCE 6 = 30%
ARTS 1 = 5%
BUSINESS and LAW 1 = 5%
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 1 = 5%
- 10 submissions (50%) were from individual researchers
- 10 submissions (50%) were contributed by two or more researchers as a team
- 36 academic staff in total
- 7 staff (19%) had submitted in the previous 2017 Tech Jumpstart Competition
- 29 staff (81%) were submitting for the first time.
Shortlisting is happening Tuesday 21 August by a group of external and internal judges followed by the top entries presenting their proposals on Thursday 13 September.
The top five projects will receive $20,000 funding each to help with innovation and technology development, as well as commercialisation support from Research & Innovation (R&I) and possible access to additional funding sources for continued development.
Awards ceremony – reminder that the Innovation Jumpstart Competition 2018 Awards Ceremony will be held on 3 October, 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the UC Council Chambers, Matariki Building.
Applicants and others interested are invited to attend. RSVP information will be provided closer to the time.