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 …

Developing Community Football in China: China-Britain FC brings Nottingham Forest to Zhejiang

‘‘Champions keep playing until they get it right” – Billie Jean King China-Britain Football Centre China-Britain Football Centre is a new initiative established by two graduates from the University of Nottingham Ningbo (UNNC) campus, Kayleigh Renberg-Fawcett and Rob Avery-Phipps. Kayleigh and Rob recognise that the power of football in the UK is something which should not …

Emotional Sweating: Reversing the decline in box office sales

“People always like the easy route. You have to push very hard to get something unusual, something different” – Danny Boyle   In recent years, there has been a dramatic decline in blockbuster ticket sales, resulting in massive losses for major movie studios, and films like King Arthur being released with a predicted $150million loss. Although …

Rally Bridge: Going Global

“If you work extremely hard but come off feeling upset about the result – it’s self-destructive. You can hurt yourself. As long as you value the effort you put in yourself, [you will] remain your own best friend” – Johanna Konta It’s that time of year again! Strawberries and cream become a staple, thousands queue for a …

Quensus: Tackling smart water meters

British Summer Time?! What would British Summer Time be without a month’s worth of rainfall in 12 hours? Last week’s heatwave now seems like a distant memory, and now we are greeted by the ever familiar prospect of water leakages and burst water mains. However, these issues aren’t just confined to the Great British Armageddon-style …

Fuelling a future for Sustainable Water

“This week reduces apprehension about a future based on renewable” – Tabitha Wacera Globally, water scarcity affects four out of every ten people. If we treat The Ingenuity Lab as a microcosm, that would mean a whopping 76 of our 189 Venture Members would suffer from a lack of water and poor water quality. Although solar-powered water …

Live The Go: Living and Breathing Entrepreneurship

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else” – Pablo Picasso At The Ingenuity Lab, no day is the same and every member has a different story.  As a group, we support each other, collaborate and have fun while doing so; creating a melting pot of ideas. This week, we’ve turned our attention …

Model Students: One Year On

“There is no scientific answer for success. You can’t define it. You’ve simply got to live it and do it” – Anita Roddick At 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 …

3 benefits of vegetarianism…If you’re an entrepreneur

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn Last week, we celebrated #NationalVegetarianWeek alongside The Vegetarian Society. It’s an awareness week very close to our hearts, with The Ingenuity Lab being home to a range of innovative, healthy eating businesses, such as Nutri2Go, Swapmeat, Wholesome Juicery, and Bonzai …

Thorne Goalkeeping: Back of the Net!

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” – Pele At 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 …