The Kingston University Santander HackCentre has been set up to encourage Kingston University students to explore new ideas by running hackathons to dive into and 'hack' defined challenges.
Hackathons are an intense joint effort to crack a problem.
The process for these hackathons will be: explore the challenge, develop a solution, refine the proposal and then pitch your idea!
The HackCentre task team will link industry and the community with students and academic expertise to solve ('hack') the challenges they have defined.
This is a great way to inspire the next generation. Providing live briefs is a great way for businesses to access talented students and develop innovation in their organisations. Students have the capacity to provide insights, ideas, and responses to real-world problems.
By running Hackathons we aim to:
Hackathons can be run over a half a day, full day (9.00am to 5.00pm) or run over several weeks. Students participating in the process will gain valuable business-readiness skills.
Hackathons can benefit a variety of stakeholders. These include:
Students will work in teams and by the end of the session they will be required to submit one of the following:
What we will provide:
These outputs can be of real value to businesses giving them an injection of innovative thinking and offer new product or service development opportunities.
Businesses need innovation to grow. The HackCentre offers industry access to innovative students and university resources for mutual benefit.
To find out more please email the HackCentre Project Manager, Amanda Baker.