I was delighted to speak at this awards ceremony, celebrating the third year at which this competition has been running at Sussex. Three groups of students had the chance to win a total of over £17,000 in funding, having developed their ideas this academic year with the Sussex Innovation Centre. It was inspiring to see such enthusiastic and entrepreneurial students. I spoke about my experiences of winning the competition in 2012, what I spend the funding on and EconoFun’s plans for the future.
I am currently working with two groups of Media-Practice students on creating a short clips about EconoFun. One group are focusing on the board itself, creating a stop-motion video to introduce the game. The other group are creating a video for the website, featuring students, lecturers and staff who talk about their experiences of playing the game. Both clips will be ready to view in the next four weeks. This is an exciting project which adds a new dimension to the marketing of EconoFun, by providing viewers with a clear understanding of how to play and the benefits of that game.