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 …

Message from Steve: Ingenuity18 is open!

Over the past few years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of students and alumni entering the Ingenuity Competition, with over 900 people taking part, and over £250,000 worth of grants awarded. The Ingenuity Competition has enabled us to build an incredible pipeline of talent and international successes, such as Hungry Panda, …

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 …

LilyPad Translations: The Joys of Freelancing

“As a freelancer your biggest advantage is that you only need a handful of clients to succeed. Most companies need to find thousands of customers. You only need to find one at a time.” – Robert Williams, letsworkshop.com Today we’re sharing the story of freelance translator and founder of LilyPad Translations, Lottie Valks. Full name: Lottie Valks …

Breezispeaking: The Art of Public Speaking

”The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” – Blake Lively, Actor Today we’re sharing the story of Breezispeaking founders Tarek and Asante. Full name: Tarek Jammali and Asante Ntata Age: Tarek Jammali (23) and Asante Ntata (21) Nationality: Tarek Jammali (British) and Asante Ntata (British) Company: Breezispeaking What did you study at the University of Nottingham, and …

Message from Steve Chapman – Welcome back!

Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a good summer, and are as excited about the coming year as we are. For us at the Ingenuity Lab, it’s all about the community and how we build that community to provide support for you as entrepreneurs to fulfill your potential. It’s worth reminding you that …

Keera Studios: Radical Innovation in Programming

”Entrepreneurship is like a computer game in which you have to master every level before achieving success. Startups repeatedly stumble and have to go back to the drawing board. The best way to skip some levels and to increase the odds of survival is to learn from others who have already played the game.” – …

Why Should We Think about Inclusive Design for Products and Services?

”Inclusive design uses diversity to guide innovation” – Tim Allen What is inclusive design? Inclusive design is the process of designing products or services to a diverse range of people with physical disabilities or special needs and delivering a transparent and consistent user experience. The British Standards Institute (2005) defines inclusive design as: ”The design …