Engendering Equitable Enterprise Policy: HGI Academic, Dr Lorna Treanor, joins the new “Women’s Enterprise Policy Group”!

HGI’s Dr Lorna Treanor, who specialises in gender and entrepreneurship research, was invited to join the newly-founded Women’s Enterprise Policy Group (WEPG) as an academic member. Established in May 2020, the Women’s Enterprise Policy Group is a partnership of 15 academic researchers and women’s business support practitioners from across the UK. WEPG commit to sharing …

My Way Project – Dr Isobel O’Neil

Building on experiences gained through the success of the “My Business My Way” toolkit and workshops for women running their own businesses, HGI’s Dr Isobel O’Neil has developed and launched two new online initiatives to help support women in business during working from home and the Covid-19 crisis. Along with her two co-producers – Nottingham-based …

Entrepreneurs in Residence increase support for Ingenuity Lab members during lockdown

On this blog we have previously heard from Ingenuity Lab members about how they have been adapting their lives and businesses to the Covid-19 crisis. But Lab activity is not restricted to our members! This week we’d like to highlight the generous efforts of our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), who have been providing their time, …

MSc Stories – Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management

HGI is at the forefront of creating a culture of entrepreneurialism and innovation at the University of Nottingham, and our MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management is the perfect step up from undergraduate study of any kind. The course considers how to solve problems by thinking differently, with modules in leading entrepreneurial growth, launching new …

Creativity in Crisis

In these uncertain times, Ingenuity Lab members have been adapting their lives and businesses to the Covid-19 crisis in many different ways. On Tuesday April 21, the Lab hosted an online event, Creativity in Crisis, where industry experts and Lab members came together to share advice and talk about their own experiences during the crisis.   Yasmin Gregory, who runs local wellbeing hub at1.SPACE, has successfully moved …

Welbeck Estate Trip

To mark the start of the Spring semester, students on the MSc Entrepreneurship Programmes at HGI embarked on a trip to Welbeck Estate. The purpose of the trip was to learn from the diverse entrepreneurial environment that distinguishes the area, as well as seeing some historic local landmarks and bonding with fellow course-mates. The day …

Ingenuity Online – Professor Simon Mosey

We define Ingenuity as ‘solving problems by thinking differently’ and we have never seen so much Ingenuity unleashed across the world. In a matter of weeks, and in some cases hours, decisions have been made and actions put in place that would previously have been considered impossible. At our University, we have closed virtually all …

Is Time Up for the Hero Male Entrepreneur?

HGI’s Dr Lorna Treanor was recently commissioned by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) to undertake a ‘State of the Art Review’ exploring the implications of the gendered enterprise discourse for women’s entrepreneurship in the UK. The review, entitled “Is Time Up for the Hero Male Entrepreneur? A review of enterprise discourse and its effects” was presented at the Shard in London as part of the “What next for Women’s Enterprise Policy?” event to celebrate International …

Empowering potato farmers in rural China

In the context of the UN’s sustainability development goals (SDGs), small farmers, who actually feed two thirds of the developing world’s population, are very vulnerable due to the small size of their farms, their use of traditional technologies, lack of access to key resources, and no bargaining power in food supply chains. This is particularly …

Proodle’s Story: Our last six months

“The road to success is always under construction” – Lily Tomlin It’s no hidden secret that building a business is incredibly hard work, and no one knows this more so than the businesses that tirelessly create, build and develop their innovations at the Ingenuity Lab. We’ve had some great news from one of our Ingenuity …