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 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 …

Ingenuity18: Final Tips For Your Application

“The will to succeed means nothing without the will to prepare” – Juma Ikangaa Ingenuity18 is open to all University of Nottingham (UoN) undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni, APM staff and early stage researchers in the UK, Malaysia and Ningbo. With a prize fund of £100,000+, and fantastic networking opportunities with a range of industry leaders, it is a great …

Mentors30 Competition: Calling all engineers

Mentor30Engineers was set up by Sainsbury Management Fellows, the charity that enables engineers to augment engineering qualifications and experience with essential business skills. SMF does this by annually awarding £300,000 in MBA scholarships towards the cost of studying at top business schools including INSEAD, Stanford, Wharton, Harvard and LBS. This new competition marks 30 years …

Ingenuity18 in a nutshell: What to expect

Ingenuity18 is here to help you find your lightbulb moment, connect you with thought leaders and industry experts, and will provide an exciting opportunity for you to celebrate your creativity and innovation. INGENUITY18 IDEAS SUMMIT If you don’t know already, the Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit is a ground-breaking, weekend-long event and the first of its kind at The …

Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit: Who’s who?

Each year, the Ingenuity competition grows, develops and gets better and better. Ingenuity18 is no different, and it’s kicking off with the biggest date in your diary: the Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit. Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit is a groundbreaking event and the first of its kind at The University of Nottingham. Open to all Ingenuity18 entrants, we want …

Ingenuity18: Why is creativity important?

“The volatility of the graduate job market, uncertainty of how Brexit and other political developments will implicate academic research and institutions, and the responsibility we have as innovators means there is no time like the present to create our own futures, both as individuals and as an institution” – Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor of The University …

Ingenuity18: Lookback on 2017

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality” – Malala Yousafzai 2017 has been an incredible year for The Ingenuity Lab and our members. We had another successful Ingenuity Competition in February with Ingenuity17, piloted our popular #ILRoundtable workshops led by industry professionals  and we’ve seen an increase in …

No drought in innovation with Nottingham’s YES team!

“Supporting a culture of enterprise amongst ECRs is vital to our future prosperity” – Dr Dave Hughes, Head of Crop Protection Technology Scouting and Opportunity Evaluation at Syngenta What ideas would you come up with if you had to create a hypothetical business model? Would you create a solution to climate change? Or a way to …

Ingenuity18: Using Creativity to Challenge a Societal Issue

You only have to walk around the city centre for a couple of hours or watch 15 minutes of national news to realise there is a lot of need in our community. For most us of that will stir up a reaction, we will want to initiate action to change that circumstance or eradicate that …