YES22 – Meet the Finalists!

The YES22 programme draws to a close this week, the 27th annual cohort of our innovative competition developed to raise awareness among Master’s and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, research fellows and technicians how ideas can be commercialised. After completing the ten-week programme last term, six teams have been selected to pitch in the final of …

Coping with global challenges by enhancing UK-China cooperation in agricultural research and innovation – Dr Bin Wu

In the context of global challenges in climate change, food security and zero carbon campaign, UK-China research and innovation cooperation in agricultural transitions and sustainability becomes increasingly important. With funding support from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), a workshop was held online on 28 November 2022 with the theme: UK-China cooperation in agricultural …

Holding the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is not an innovation – and here’s why

This blog is written by Professor Simon Mosey, Director of the Haydn Green Institute Many thousands of words have been written explaining why hosting the upcoming football world cup in Qatar is a bad idea. We would add the fundamental point that hosting the tournament in winter in one of the smallest, hottest, and most …

Social Enterprise Day: the Ingenuity Programme

Today is Social Enterprise Day! Here at the Ingenuity Programme, we’re all about social impact and enabling our participants to create change in their communities through enterprise. Run by Nottingham University Business School, the Ingenuity Programme brings together students, graduates and members of the local community to develop exciting new start-ups and grassroots initiatives that …

YES: Demystifying knowledge exchange, innovation and enterprise 

For today’s Global Entrepreneurship Week post, Tracey Hassall-Jones, Manager of YES, writes about the new collaboration with TALENT and welcoming more technicians onto the programme. During Global Entrepreneurship Week, I want to give a huge shout out to all technicians! Technicians who love their craft and are constantly sharing and disseminating knowledge to promote innovative thinking …

Global Entrepreneurship Week: University of Nottingham students at the Enactus World Cup

From the 30 October to 2 November 2022, 1,500 students from across the world gathered in Puerto Rico for the 2022 Enactus World Cup. A team from Enactus Nottingham represented the United Kingdom – and made it into the top four.  My name is Gabby Donno and I am a third year Natural Sciences student. …

The Ingenuity Lab celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

As Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, Dr Terri Holloway, Head of The Ingenuity Lab writes about the international community of entrepreneurs at the Lab. Global Entrepreneurship Week was developed in 2008 by the Global Entrepreneurship Network to encourage future founders to start businesses that aim to improve economic equality, social justice, and sustainability. Here at …

Building a global-local knowledge community for development practices in the global south

Launch of International Forum of Future Rural Studies (IFFRS) Report by Bin Wu and Xiuli Xu The interlinked global crises and conflicts have changed the landscape of rural development in the global south. Three billion people live in rural areas in the global south, and in recent years there has been an increase of people …

Witty Scholar Ben makes it to the final of the Engineers in Business Innovation competition

Twenty-two-year-old Ben Keeble, an Engineering graduate, Ingenuity Lab member and Witty Entrepreneurial Scholar, has secured a place in the final of the Engineers in Business Champion of Champions innovation competition. Ben, who invented Mobiliaid, a portable, battery-powered seat raiser for the elderly and people with disabilities, will be pitching his innovation against nine other teams …

Meet the Ingenuity Lab member empowering African artisans

Peter Paul Akanko is a young creative entrepreneur from Ghana, who studied MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management at HGI in 2021. With experience of running his own social enterprise back home, Peter came to the university on the Chevening Scholarship programme, looking to expand his knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship. “The EIM programme was …