Using business education to grow your business

Aaron Dicks is Managing Director at Impression, a high-growth digital marketing agency with offices in Nottingham and London. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Nottingham Business School and is alumni of the University of Leeds Business School.  Read more: https://www.impression.co.uk Since I started Impression with Tom, my co-founder, in 2012, …

Ingenuity18: Meet the Top 24

From the Ideas Summit right through to the final pitching stages, Ingenuity18 has been an incredible journey of creativity and exploration for many people. With 254 teams globally and over 450 innovators bringing their ideas on how to #FixTheWorld, our amazing judging panel have whittled it down to the Top24 who will be in with …

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 …

KlipAL: Kickstarter Launch – Bouncing back from setbacks

Have you ever had your smartphone slip off your hand? Ever had to use books to support your smartphone to watch a video? Ever wanted to use your smartphone on a tripod? KlipAL is an ingenious solution to all these common problems and many more. It is no ordinary smartphone accessory that performs only a …

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 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: 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: 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 …

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 …