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 …

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 …