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CATEGORY.MOBILE_APPS

CATEGORY.WEB_APPS_AND_SOLUTIONS

CLIENT

University of Brighton

Sector

Education

CHALLENGE

Profitnet is an innovation learning network designed by the University of Brighton to enable organizations to learn from each through expertly facilitated confidential group sessions. Profitnet’s strength comes from the group’s ability to tap into the business’s expertise. Member-led and impeccably facilitated – every meeting focuses on real business challenges.
The Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Management (CENTRIM) at the University of Brighton approached us to digitize the Profitnet program. The challenge was to design and develop a web platform that could help the operation and management of the several projects running under Profitnet’s umbrella.

OUR_APPROACH

Using a light Digital Product Research (DPR) approach, the responsible people of Profitnet’s program leadership team were gathered and some small assertive sessions were conducted to address all the intended features. This helped us to understand all the flows and interactions of the profiles of everyone involved in the program. A shortlist of requirements was elaborated, and specific actions were detailed from this list:

  • Design and build a digital communication platform for Profitnet and Profitnet Plus, named Profitnet Digital with an embedded digital grouping and meeting management service for stakeholders;
  • Provide reliable infrastructure for rapidly growing business environments providing comprehensive roles e.g. User Profiles (Members, Groups Facilitators, Project Managers, Organizations that support SMEs) and artifacts e.g. specific “spaces” for each of them (supporting materials, manuals, interactive spaces);
  • Creation of a look and feel for Profitnet Digital that is in line with the brand identity of Profitnet and Profitnet Plus, and at the same time, user-friendly combined with an attractive look.
  • Development of a virtual tool (a Mobile App) to register the attendance of physical meetings automatically through the members’ mobile phones;
  • Ensure that the GDPR compliance is built-in;
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant University of Brighton regulations and policies.
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TECHNOLOGIES.SKILLS_AND_TECHNOLOGIES USED

Angular

Bootstrap

CSS3

Capacitor

HTML5

Ionic

MySQL/MariaDB

SASS

Typescript

Wordpress

RESULTS

The final result is a web platform that includes a really good-looking website that presents the programme and all its advantages, promoting CENTRIM and the University of Brighton.

This website is also an entrance door to a working web platform with reserved access that allows the participating companies, project managers, and facilitators to go through all the flows and actions of the programme, and share all the relevant information in an easy way. To keep the rigor, we developed a meeting scheduling system, including a mobile app to register the attendance of the meetings, allowing its monitoring without disturbing the participants. And finally, a back-office that allows CENTRIM to extract statistics and archived information about the program activities.

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