Jakub Zimola, a 3rd year student of the Faculty of Economics and Administration James who is currently studying at the British partner University of Central Lancashire in the UK, was among seven awarded student innovators and carried off a cash prize of £ 5,000 to further develop his idea. He thus developed his May success during a presentation at the University of Pardubice.
In August 2016, JISC, the organizing non-profit organization active in the field of digital innovation of education systems and research, along with its partners, organized the fourth annual competition of the Summer Student Innovation, which is traditionally attended by students of prestigious UK universities. It helps winners to implement their ideas and to launch it onto the market and also provide them with practical experience in creative design, research, entrepreneurship and project management.
Got an idea? Talk about it and start working on it! Just like Jakub
Winning ideas focus on solving problems in education that students themselves are experiencing. Jakub’s Survey Exchange offers a high-quality platform for students and their research where filling out questionnaires operates on the basis of reciprocity and a unique scoring system. For detailed description in English, go to The Student Ideas Competition website.
He presented the project in the Czech Republic, too
Jakub thus followed up on his success in May on the grounds of the University of Pardubice. Then, projects were presented by five students from several countries under the Language and Culture Scheme, organized by the Language Centre of the University of Pardubice. He managed to plainly explain and defend his ideas before a panel of experts comprised of the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, assistant professor Romana Provazníková, an expert on leadership management David Leeming of UCLan, managers of the company Nonstop Recruitment Dušan Palkovič and Oliver Donoghue, Iain Sellers of Portland Trust, and Glenn Spicker, the owner of the Burrito Loco network and the Museum of Communism in Prague.
And how does Jakub himself describe his path to success? Watch it!
Mgr. Irena Podlásková
Language Centre, University of Pardubice