Press Release: Dining app creators scoop top prize at Ingenuity18

The creators of an app that saves diners time by ‘queuing for them’ at restaurants were the big winners at the UK’s largest innovation event. ‘Walkin’ scooped first prize of £5,000 as well as the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation award of £10,000 at Ingenuity18. The winners were announced at a ceremony at the University of Nottingham …

Using business education to grow your business

Aaron Dicks is Managing Director at Impression, a high-growth digital marketing agency with offices in Nottingham and London. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Nottingham Business School and is alumni of the University of Leeds Business School.  Read more: https://www.impression.co.uk Since I started Impression with Tom, my co-founder, in 2012, …

Ingenuity18: Meet the Top 24

From the Ideas Summit right through to the final pitching stages, Ingenuity18 has been an incredible journey of creativity and exploration for many people. With 254 teams globally and over 450 innovators bringing their ideas on how to #FixTheWorld, our amazing judging panel have whittled it down to the Top24 who will be in with …

Lessons I’ve learnt in 5 years of running a business

Aaron Dicks is Managing Director at Impression, a high-growth digital marketing agency with offices in Nottingham and London. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Nottingham Business School and is alumni of the University of Leeds Business School.  Read more: https://www.impression.co.uk However prepared you think you are to start a business, …

Creating Enterprising Futures: The case of women refugees in the Middle East

Despite popular rhetoric that refugees fleeing from conflict regions head towards the Global North, the majority seek shelter in neighbouring developing countries.  In the contemporary Middle East conflict for example, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have been the major recipients of refugees travelling from Iraq, Syria and Palestine, many of whom are women and children separated …

Ingenuity18 Blog: Final Tips for your Competition Applications

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later – Og Mandino As you begin to finalise your Ingenuity18 submission I thought it would be useful to provide you with some high-level advice based on my own experiences producing credible business plans and successful bids and competition entries. My Top 5 points …

Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit: Discovering, Disrupting, Innovating

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world” – Roald Dahl Friday 23 – Sunday 25 February saw over 300 students, alumni, ECRs and staff take over Jubilee Campus for the Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit, part of the University of Nottingham’s innovation event. The Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit was a great weekend filled …

Ingenuity18 Blog – Top 10 Inspiring films by Dr. Chris Carter

If you have ever stopped by my office on the B floor of Business School South, you would have most likely been welcomed by Steve Jobs, Jeff Buckley or Etta James before receiving any greeting from me across the room. Punctuating my shelves, these book and record covers that stare back at my visitors reflect …

KlipAL: Kickstarter Launch – Bouncing back from setbacks

Have you ever had your smartphone slip off your hand? Ever had to use books to support your smartphone to watch a video? Ever wanted to use your smartphone on a tripod? KlipAL is an ingenious solution to all these common problems and many more. It is no ordinary smartphone accessory that performs only a …

Ingenuity18 Meet the Speaker: Dr Alex Trautrims

Dr Alex Trautrims is the Unchained Supply Project Lead, Rights Lab at The University of Nottingham. His role focuses on developing knowledge that helps to detect modern slavery in supply chains, to understand how supply chain design impacts the occurrence of modern slavery, and the diffusion of good labour practices. During the Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit, Alex …