Ingenuity18: Water Is Life

“Being part of The Ingenuity Lab gave me access to a support network that guided me through the unfamiliar territory of finance, marketing, IP, sales, pitching and admin. Having won the first ever UNIP Prize at Ingenuity17, I’ve now got a free office in The Ingenuity Centre which made room to conduct a professional team …

Ingenuity18: Taking the Next Step

Dr Mattia Fosci joined as a member of the Ingenuity Lab in 2014 and has been working to establish his business and develop his app, Yoop, with the help of the Lab. Fake News debate launches content app Yoop at University of Nottingham Thursday, 30th November saw the launch of Yoop, the first app to rate, …

Ingenuity18: Giving the Homeless a Creative Voice

People of the Streets is a not-for-profit social enterprise which aims to tackle homelessness by offering a range of different product packs which are then distributed to homeless shelters across the UK and onto the homeless, to directly benefit their lives. Stories of the Streets is a new and unique photography initiative which conveys images of …

Ingenuity18 Tips: Turning your idea into a Business

Emma Hartley is a University of Nottingham Alumna, and last year’s winner of the Ingenuity17 Sainsbury Management Fellow Prize. Since graduating in 2015, Emma has worked hard to develop Pulse AED – an affordable and high-quality defibrillator that is experiencing incredible success for an early-stage start-up. I never saw myself becoming an entrepreneur.  Scrolling through Instagram, I saw …

Calling all early career researchers: Ingenuity18 needs you!

There’s a way to do it better – find it. – Thomas Edison The University of Nottingham (UoN) has a long history of supporting researchers in developing innovative IP-based solutions that address significant global challenges and commercial opportunities. After investing over £250,000 worth of grants into the next generation of groundbreaking entrepreneurs, Ingenuity18 is now turning …

Say YES to awesomeness!

The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) has been in existence for 22 years and its alumni surpasses 5,400. ”Having been personally involved for all but one of those years, many people ask me ‘why?’. The answer is a simple one and a word used regularly by my five year old nephew describes the reason why perfectly; …

Thorne Goalkeeping: Back of the Net!

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” – Pele At The Ingenuity Lab, no day is the same and every member has a different story and requirements.  As a group, we support each other, collaborate and ensure …

Ingenuity17: The Ignited Minds!

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better” – Samuel Beckett The theme of this years Ingenuity Competition, Ingenuity17, was #IgniteTheMind. It provided an opportunity for over 600 students and alumni from The University of Nottingham (UoN), The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC); The University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) to collaborate, …

Darinka Burovska: From Introvert to Public Speaking Champion

“Effective communication is delivering the right message, to the right people and at the right time” – Darinka Burovska (MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management) Found it hard to blend in with people from different cultural backgrounds? Looking for tips to improve your communication skills?  This week, we invited our current student Darinka Burovska (MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and …

Pitch@Palace 7.0: TOP 10 Pay Per Click (PPC) Tips

Ads are playing a bigger role in search engine results than ever before. Taking up real estate and permanently fixed to the very beginning of returned queries, they more or less guarantee eyes at all times. Running the perfect campaign is tricky, especially if you’re not from a technical background or have little knowledge of …