Ingenuity18 Blog – Top 10 Inspiring films by Dr. Chris Carter

If you have ever stopped by my office on the B floor of Business School South, you would have most likely been welcomed by Steve Jobs, Jeff Buckley or Etta James before receiving any greeting from me across the room. Punctuating my shelves, these book and record covers that stare back at my visitors reflect …

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 …

No drought in innovation with Nottingham’s YES team!

“Supporting a culture of enterprise amongst ECRs is vital to our future prosperity” – Dr Dave Hughes, Head of Crop Protection Technology Scouting and Opportunity Evaluation at Syngenta What ideas would you come up with if you had to create a hypothetical business model? Would you create a solution to climate change? Or a way to …

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 …

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 …

Say YES to awesomeness!

The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) has been in existence for 22 years and its alumni surpasses 5,400. ”Having been personally involved for all but one of those years, many people ask me ‘why?’. The answer is a simple one and a word used regularly by my five year old nephew describes the reason why perfectly; …

Sainsbury Management Fellows President Becomes an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Engineers in Business Fellowship (EIBF), which awards the Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarships, announced on 17 June that its president, David Falzani, has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2017. David Falzani is a beneficiary of the Sainsbury Management Fellows …

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 …

Paul Kirkham: Stifling ideas is self-defeating

This week’s blog is written by Paul Kirkham, researcher in the field of Entrepreneurial Creativity at The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nottingham University Business School. Writing to his rival and fellow polymath Robert Hooke in 1676, Isaac Newton remarked: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the …

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 …