Persian Geometry Arts Workshop – a celebration of culture

“Artists reach areas far beyond the reach of politicians.  Art lifts the spirit and the morale of those who hear it.”    – Nelson Mandela Communicating culture through Persian Geometry Arts ‘Iran Sheen’ is one of the Ingenuity Lab’s longest established and best-loved businesses.  Elnaz, the founder, is inspired by her roots and the spirit …

Santander EA18 Awards – pitching for the win

Entering the Santander EA18 Awards has been a great experience already. Doing the pitch really forced us to focus on producing a concise and compelling business proposition. All the feedback has been really helpful and we’re looking forward to the finals now!”  – Seb Kummle, Director, Citylife UK Santander EA18 Awards   Two start-up businesses based in …

Creative competitiveness

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” – George S. Patton, U.S. General   What kind of an entrepreneur are you? How would you react to being provided with a box of LEGO, a group of strangers and 15 minutes to answer a …

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: 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 …

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 …

Wholesome Juicery: Making a Dream, Reality

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. – Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari and …

Proodle Solutions: Putting Knowledge into Action

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things. – Jean Piaget, Clinic Psychologist   Today we’re getting to know the founder of Proodle Solutions, Shrenik Paras Parmar. Full name: Shrenik Paras Parmar …