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 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 …

Pitch@Palace 7.0 Boot Camp: Meet the Entrepreneurs

During the Pitch@Palace 7.0 Boot Camp on 15 March 2017, 43 businesses pitched their ideas to a global audience of influencers including CEO’s, investors, mentors and key business people. The Ingenuity Lab Members, Pharmaseal, were selected for a coveted place to pitch at the Boot Camp. Daljit Cheema of Pharmaseal, shares their experience below… Company PHARMASEAL International Limited     …

Ingenuity17 is open!

First UoN tri-campus competition 3 day dynamic conference £100,000 prize fund What a week! After a busy week celebrating the opening of The Ingenuity Centre, soon to become the new home for the Ingenuity Lab, a new member of our team Shalen Fu and taking a day trip to London to take part in Nottingham …

History’s most ingenious culinary inventions

Last week, we celebrated World Food Day by having an international food fuddle in The Ingenuity Lab. From pork pies to pakoras, Century eggs to a vegan chocolate coffee cake – we had amazing and interesting food from all corners of the globe (and Melton Mowbray!) laid out for our staff and members to try. Continuing …

Happy National Vegetarian Week: Day 1

Happy Vegetarian Week to you all!  Courtesy of Ingenuity Lab member and Director of Nutri2Go, Jordana Chin, we will be sharing a recipe a day with you for the whole week! We are a day out so look out for two recipe to try today! Roll those sleeves up and get cooking! Share your creations with us today! …

Ingenuity16: That’s a wrap!

“The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape”, Bono   This year, Ingenuity16 saw 450+ entrants with ideas covering 12 sectors, including social impact, health, apps & software, and computer sciences.  Over 300 applicants attended a day-long boot-camp, receiving support from 40 mentors as they developed …

Nutri2Go – The healthy takeaway stealing the show

In 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 we have as much fun along the day; creating a melting pot of ideas!  Each week, we will introduce one of our exemplary members and their business …

Ingenuity16: Feeling the heat

Friday 26th February saw the East Midlands Conference Centre taken over by 300+ students and alumni, all with bright business ideas, and all wanting their share of the £100,000 Ingenuity16 prize fund. After whittling the hundreds of entrants to #Ingenuity16 down to over 150 teams, we had some of Nottingham’s brightest and most promising entrepreneurs at the …