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: 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: 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, …

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 …

LilyPad Translations: The Joys of Freelancing

“As a freelancer your biggest advantage is that you only need a handful of clients to succeed. Most companies need to find thousands of customers. You only need to find one at a time.” – Robert Williams, letsworkshop.com Today we’re sharing the story of freelance translator and founder of LilyPad Translations, Lottie Valks. Full name: Lottie Valks …

Breezispeaking: The Art of Public Speaking

”The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” – Blake Lively, Actor Today we’re sharing the story of Breezispeaking founders Tarek and Asante. Full name: Tarek Jammali and Asante Ntata Age: Tarek Jammali (23) and Asante Ntata (21) Nationality: Tarek Jammali (British) and Asante Ntata (British) Company: Breezispeaking What did you study at the University of Nottingham, and …

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 …

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 …