Each year Edge Hill’s Department of Computer Science enter a team into the University Technology Challenge, hosted by the BBC, Barclays and Bank of America. In teams, students work with mentors from the three host companies to design a solution to a specified technology challenge. Designing prototypes and a project plan for delivery, students then pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges and take questions on their ideas. University’s from across the North West take part with the finals being held at the BBC’s Media CIty facility.
Entries open during the first semester of the academic year! See Edge Hill’s previous team entries below:
Kenny Popay, Zach Bridge and Tom Haigh pitch their idea of a virtual reality app that will improve the accessibility of Barclays’ banking services to customers.
Greg King, Holly Davies, Bekki Morgans, Matt Robinson and Daniel Liptrott delivered their presentation on a system for the BBC which would surface currently trending BBC content and link users to the relevant BBC programmes and radio shows through TV, mobile, tablet and online.
Joanne Lynn, Mohamud Yusuf Musa, Megan Keating, Joe Bolton and Jack Halliday pitched their idea for an extension to the BBC iPlayer so that it can pause on one device and resume on another.