Welcome José and Claire, our new Ingenuity Learning Support Development Officers!

This semester, we’ve welcomed two new faces to the team at HGI. José Francisco González and Claire Donaldson have joined as our new Ingenuity Learning Support Development Officers. The main purpose of their role is to collaborate with our academic tutors on HGI’s flagship teaching philosophy, the Ingenuity Process, and they have been contributing to …

Pitch to Win: Live – Event Report

Last week we hosted our first in-person event of the year. Our pitching competition, Pitch to Win, saw six Lab members presenting their business pitches to an expert panel for the chance to win a top prize of £1000! To enter, Ingenuity Lab members had to submit an elevator video pitch, and the entrants were …

Meet the Ingenuity Lab members fighting plastic waste

For the final day of both Global Entrepreneurship Week and the COP26 summit, we’re featuring a sustainably-minded Ingenuity Lab business: GOAB Bio Engineers, set up by Ebenezer Berko Owusu and Philemon Gyasi-Antwi. Ebenezer, an Advanced Materials graduate, and Philemon, a Microbiology and Immunology PhD graduate, have used their bioengineering ingenuity to develop an innovative way …

Social Enterprise Day: Supporting inclusive entrepreneurship

For Social Enterprise Day, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the research undertaken at the Haydn Green Institute. Social and Sustainable Enterprise and Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Innovation are key research strands here at HGI, and Dr Isobel O’Neil and Dr Lorna Treanor are passionate about working to bridge these themes and support inclusive entrepreneurship …

Young Entrepreneurs Scheme: Sharing know-how and developing new ventures worldwide

All throughout Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’re highlighting the entrepreneurial impact and activity throughout the Haydn Green Institute at Nottingham University Business School. Today, we’re focusing on the Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES), an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among early career researchers (ECRs) about how ideas can be commercialised.   For the past 26 years, YES has truly …

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 …

COP26: Meet the MSc student tackling climate change, one t-shirt at a time

Tom Sproull, 21, is currently studying MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management at the Haydn Green Institute. As well as studying for his Master’s, he runs a sustainable clothing business called Cove, inspired by his love of the outdoors and insights gained on his undergraduate degree. “I’ve always been an outdoorsy, sustainably minded person,” he explained. …

The Ingenuity Lab is open for business!

After 19 months, two lockdowns and an ever-growing schedule of online events, the Ingenuity Lab reopened its doors to its members this week. Over the past year and a half, we’ve successfully run the Lab virtually, with monthly surgeries and online business events generously run by our amazing team of Entrepreneurs in Residence and experienced …

Entrepreneurship education: where will we be in 10 years’ time? – Professor Simon Mosey

After a year of uncertainty and upheaval, this week we return to campus for the new academic year. Never one to dwell on the past, HGI Director, Professor Simon Mosey looks ahead to the future as we start a new semester of entrepreneurship education. The Danish physicist Neils Bohr said that ‘prediction is very difficult, …

Scale 2021 – Izzie and Sam’s story

This summer, Ingenuity Lab members took part in the second cohort of our annual accelerator programme, Scale. The programme is designed for members who are eager to take their business to the next level.   Scale helps to ensure Lab members’ businesses are viable, innovative and scalable, with online seminars running throughout the summer and expert advice on hand from business mentors.  Sisters Izzie and Sam Hurst, who run …