Manchester Business School International Management and American Business student, Jack Green, has won the 2014 Eureka! Library Innovation Challenge.
University Librarian Jan Wilkinson named the winner following an enthralling afternoon’s contest, hosted by performer Phill Jupitus at the Contact Theatre, which saw keen competition among the six finalists. Jack was presented with a cheque for £1,000.
Jack won with his idea for a Book Delivery App to show the availability of a book and allow students to request it to be delivered to a central hub for collection.
“It was a closely-fought contest,” said Jan Wilkinson. “The judges had a tough decision to make, but after tense deliberation they finally agreed that Jack’s idea was the best of the finalists’.”
More than 200 entries were submitted for the contest. “Shortlisting itself was something of a challenge”, said Lorraine Beard, Innovation Team lead and Head of Digital Technologies and Services at the University Library. “There were so many fantastic ideas that we began to wonder whether we’d be able to reduce the number to the final six.”
“Eureka! is such a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in” said Grace Skelton, General Secretary of the University of Manchester Students’ Union. “It’s great to see students engaging with the University and putting their ideas into action. I was thoroughly impressed with each of the finalists and I look forward to seeing Jack’s idea made a reality in the Library. “