Since it began, the Intelligent Campus project has consisted of a number of streams. One stream has been to develop a new service that enables data from physical places and things to be collected, decoded, stored and presented. We have been developing the service this year through a pilot with Morley College, as well as internal pilots in the Jisc offices.
Through the lessons learned from these pilots, and further discovery undertaken with members, we have decided not to continue developing this service. However, we have identified a number of new opportunities where Jisc can deliver value to members. We’d like to explore these opportunities as new products/services with names that accurately reflect their goals.
This does not signal an end to our interest in the smart/intelligent campus space, which we view as a useful concept for aligning stakeholders to drive change. Other streams from this project will continue in the future:
- We will continue funding the winners of our March 2019 IoT competition. We will organise an event/webinar to share the outcomes of these nine pilots in due course.
- Jisc will continue to play a role in the promotion and dissemination of activities in the smart/intelligent space through the Jiscmail, ongoing community events, and other mediums to keep members informed.
- We are running our own internal pilots in the Jisc offices, and we will share any relevant insights and lessons. The innovation lab in our new Portwall Lane office will have a number of sensors installed, and a number of products we developed for the Morley College pilot available to demo.
Thank you to everyone who has engaged with the project so far, and we look forward to 2020 and the new opportunities it will bring.