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 …

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 …

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 …

Pitch@Palace 7.0: Top 10 Social Media Tips You Need to Know

Social media is everywhere. No matter you are doing business or in the education sector, almost everybody has a presence on at least one form. Businesses have long been trying to implement social marketing tactics with mixed results. It seems pretty easy to do but like most business tasks, it is anything but. To help …