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 …

Mentors30 Competition: Calling all engineers

Mentor30Engineers was set up by Sainsbury Management Fellows, the charity that enables engineers to augment engineering qualifications and experience with essential business skills. SMF does this by annually awarding £300,000 in MBA scholarships towards the cost of studying at top business schools including INSEAD, Stanford, Wharton, Harvard and LBS. This new competition marks 30 years …

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: 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: Giving the Homeless a Creative Voice

People of the Streets is a not-for-profit social enterprise which aims to tackle homelessness by offering a range of different product packs which are then distributed to homeless shelters across the UK and onto the homeless, to directly benefit their lives. Stories of the Streets is a new and unique photography initiative which conveys images of …

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 …

Proodle Solutions: Putting Knowledge into Action

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things. – Jean Piaget, Clinic Psychologist   Today we’re getting to know the founder of Proodle Solutions, Shrenik Paras Parmar. Full name: Shrenik Paras Parmar …

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 …