November 8, 2021, by aczjb1

Global Entrepreneurship Week

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Here at the Haydn Green Institute, we’re committed to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators through research, teaching and practice. We’ve held the Small Business Charter accreditation for five years, and are ranked 8th in the UK for our entrepreneurial impact, according to a report by Octopus Ventures.

Some of our recent research has explored inclusion in entrepreneurship and innovation, focusing on disability and gender equality – working to ensure that there should be no barriers to success for anyone, regardless of who they are.

Every year our MSc students are taught the value of entrepreneurial creativity, helping them to think outside the box and unleash their true business potential. You can read some of last year’s cohort’s experiences on the module here.

At the Ingenuity Lab, we provide space and support for students and alumni to start their own business, equipping them with the tools and knowledge to grow and scale their ventures. We are 2nd in the Russell Group for the number of social enterprises established, and our graduate start-ups received nearly £70m in investment last year.*

Meanwhile our national business plan competitions, the Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) and the Ingenuity Programme, each offer participants opportunities to develop new ideas to address societal challenges through enterprise and innovation.

Throughout Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’ll be highlighting success stories and posting about the entrepreneurial impact the Haydn Green Institute has, so look out for more updates as the week goes on.

“Entrepreneurship can be just as much about responding to pressing challenges as it is about creating wealth,” said HGI Director, Professor Simon Mosey. “At the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, our research shows how responsible entrepreneurship can change behaviours, harnessing the latent power of all communities to take ownership of the challenges they face. The last twelve months has seen the team at HGI build on the resourcefulness with which we responded to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and continue to find new ways to explore innovation and entrepreneurship teaching, research and practice. We look forward to working with likeminded communities across the world for many years to come.”

You can read more about our entrepreneurial impact in our 2021 HGI Impact Report.

*HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency)

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