The Award

The ​ECIU Team Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning aims to recognise the role that teams of people play within and/or across universities in successfully developing and implementing educational innovations. In this respect the Award differs from many existing awards, which recognise the efforts of individual teachers. The Award is open to all staff in member institutions but only one application per institution can be submitted each year. The intention of the Award is to promote, celebrate and showcase how the ECIU supports sustainable and transformative innovations in teaching and learning, especially in terms of challenging conventional thinking.

Winning Applications

Winning Application 2020

Learning Innovation for Enterprise (LIFE)

Dublin City University

The LIFE programme is all about business and entrepreneurship. It’s a 7.5 ECTS first-year undergraduate module that is designed to illustrate how innovation unfolds in key commercial, entrepreneurial and organisational contexts. The module helps students to learn the A-Z of business in all its forms through Hackathons, online learning, conference seminars, applied projects, reflective writing and through getting out there and hearing directly from businesses.

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Winning Application 2019

Students as change agents

University of Nottingham

The Students as Change Agents project of the University of Nottingham has won the prestigious European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) Team Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Carina Neil, Matthew Watts and Dean Lymath received the prize at the special ceremony held at the University of Barcelona on the occasion of the ECIU Board Meeting.

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Students as change agents
Special Highly Recommended Award 2019

CLab Trento (Contamination Lab)

University of Trento

CLab Trento is an innovative learning environment focused on generation and optimization of business ideas.
 Stimulate yourself and interact in a hands-on environment with team members, experienced coaches and mentors to generate and refine creative and unique solutions to turn your ideas into real opportunities.

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Winning Application 2018

EduPARK Project

University of Aveiro

The team created an interactive application with augmented reality that includes four educational games, three of which are dedicated to teaching levels from primary school teaching to higher education plus one for tourists (in Portuguese and English). As well as using games, there is the possibility to use the application freely, simply using the content in augmented reality.

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EduPark Project
Winning Application 2017

Smart Ways to Make Smart Cities Smarter

University of Twente

Dr. Ir Léon olde Scholtenhuis, Dr. Farid Vahdatikhaki, Prof. Dr. Mark van der Meijde, Dr. Ir. Robin de Graaf, Dr. Lissy La Paix Puello, Dr. Ir Edwin Dertien, Dr. Robert Hack, Dr. Maurice van Keulen

Special Highly Recommended Award 2017

Project Student Success Toolbox Project

Dublin City University (DCU)

Dr James Brunton, Prof Mark Brown, Dr Eamon Costello, Dr Lorraine Delaney, Orna Farrell