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Student innovation festival; Dragons Den

4 January 2003

Student Innovation Festival

A Student Innovation Festival that puts creative ideas to work took place in March at Cardiff University.

Featuring a range of activities including talks, displays and pop-up events, the Student Innovation Festival brings together students from across the University’s Schools with staff and community partners to explore new ways of solving ‘real world’ problems.

The festival which took place 9 to 16 March paved the way for the launch of an ‘Innovation for All’ programme which will showcase impactful research taking place at the University, promote an understanding of innovation in the context of learning as well as giving Cardiff students support to enhance their entrepreneurial, innovative and creative thinking skills.

As part of the student innovation festival the School of Healthcare Sciences and School of Medicine teamed up with Cardiff and Vale  University Health Board clinical innovation partnership to offer a Student Innovation competition; Dragons Den.

The first prize of £200 was won by Nathan Anderson, Medical Student, who proposed a Student designed blog to enhance Student learning.

Dr Valerie Sparkes who attended the event said ‘it was a great evening seeing the students pitch their Innovative ideas, including innovative equipment such as  pressure care hospital beds and stethoscope cleansing , methods of analysing  patient flow in A&E and ways of facilitating student learning. We are looking forward to more Innovative ideas in Healthcare next year’

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