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: Final Tips For Your Application

“The will to succeed means nothing without the will to prepare” – Juma Ikangaa Ingenuity18 is open to all University of Nottingham (UoN) undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni, APM staff and early stage researchers in the UK, Malaysia and Ningbo. With a prize fund of £100,000+, and fantastic networking opportunities with a range of industry leaders, it is a great …

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 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 …