Our product study app/platform helps university students who wants to study more efficiently on a daily basis by breaking the course content into bite-size chunks with relevant graphic illustration and quickly testing the materials with exam-like questions. 

Quynh Pham
Tilburg University
Data Science

Over het initiatief / About the initiative


In welke fase zit jouw initiatief? / In what stage is your initiative?


Heb je jouw initiatief al gevalideerd? / Did you validate your initiative?

No, I have not done it by interviews/ surveys. We only pitched the idea to some fellow students

Meer informatie over jouw initiatief / More info about your initiative

An application fairly similar to or in a more vague comparison Duolingo that offers not just fairly random content but personalized content based on the users course material and anything complementary. 

The user is able to feed the application as much information as possible to make the bite-sized information that is offered to study with more accurate to the course and the various features like exam questions and swiping/slideshow of contents. Users can engage in regular studying with/without a specific goal and can let the app decide how much “outside” information should be provided or if the goal is to just study for the exam with the material provided the app will try to tailor study material and questions for that only. There is a tracking of continous number of days studying and time spent on the app to encourage users to spend more time and learn daily.

Our fellow students’ and our experiences with stress are the driving force behind this idea. The app serves university students who are engulfed in notes, assignments and deadlines, aiding in time management.

Our commitment aligns with SDGs 4 and 8, transcending a simple study aid to become a tool for quality education and sustainable economic growth. 

Wat is er anders/nieuw aan jouw idee/oplossing t.o.v. bestaande oplossingen? / What is different/new about your idea/solution compared to existing solutions??

Market research reveals that apps like Paperclips, Revisely, Knowt, StudyFetch, and StudySmarter work in theory but often still come with the time consuming process of needing to create flashcards or summaries yourself despite the use of AI. Furthermore, we have found that some apps have severe inaccuracies in their question generation which to students may be very misleading and not helping to study the material effectively.

Wat zijn jouw volgende stappen om het verder te ontwikkelen? / What are your next steps to develop the initiative?

Our next steps are:

  1. Steps: Refining Ideas

Define User Personas: Create detailed profiles of your ideal users, their pain points, goals, and behaviors.
Outline Features: Prioritize the features of our application, distinguishing between core functionalities and nice-to-have features.
Develop a Value Proposition: Clearly articulate how your app solves the specific problems of our target audience.

2. Steps: Market Validation

Surveys and Interviews: Conduct surveys and interviews with university students to gather insights about their study habits, challenges, and interest in our app.
Competitor Analysis: Study existing apps to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Identify gaps that our app can fill.
Pilot Testing: Create a minimum viable product (MVP) or a prototype and test it with a small group of users to get initial feedback.

3. Steps: Business Model and Funding

Revenue Streams: Consider various models such as freemium, subscription, ads, or one-time purchases.
Funding Sources: Look into options like bootstrapping, angel investors, venture capital, or crowdfunding.

4. Steps: Design and Development

Wireframing and UI/UX Design: Create wireframes and design the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) of the app. Focus on making it intuitive and engaging.
Development: Start with building the core features. Choose the right technology stack and development approach (native, hybrid, or web-based).
Beta Testing: Release a beta version to a larger group of users for testing. Collect feedback and make necessary improvements.

Wat heb je nodig om (nog meer) impact te maken met dit initiatief? / What do you need to make (more) impact with this initiative?

-Impact Metrics: Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) related to user engagement, learning outcomes, and user satisfaction.
-Case Studies: Develop case studies and testimonials that showcase the positive impact of your app on students’ academic performance and well-being.

-AI and Machine Learning: Integrate AI and machine learning to provide more personalized learning experiences and adaptive learning paths.
-Content Diversification: Expand the range of subjects and types of content available, including multimedia resources like videos, interactive simulations, and gamified learning activities.
-Collaboration Tools: Add features that allow students to collaborate, share notes, and engage in peer learning.