International Mother Language Day: Ingenuity Lab Ambassador, Yudan Deng

Today is International Mother Language Day! Today we’re shining a light on Ingenuity Lab Ambassador, Yudan Deng, who runs Follow the Orient, a Chinese language teaching resource which aims to introduce children to new languages and culture via storytelling. On International Mother Language Day, UNESCO recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the …

Entrepreneur in Residence David Dent receives MBE

Entrepreneur in Residence David Dent received an MBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours List for Services to Students, Veterans and People with Disabilities. David, a disabled war veteran and campaigner for disability said it was “an honour” to be given the MBE. He is scheduled to give a talk as part of the Lab’s …

We are all entrepreneurs now – Prof Simon Mosey

As I meet my tutees at the start of the new year, I am reminded of the words of Mark Twain: ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.’ As they are halfway through their Masters in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management, my …

Meet the award-winning Witty Scholar leading the way in sustainable farming

It’s been quite a year for Jessica Langton, a third year BSc Animal Science student and ambassador for the Witty Entrepreneurial Scholarship programme. Being busy is nothing new to Jess, who helps run her family’s dairy farm in Derbyshire alongside her studies, as well as doing a part-time job and other extracurricular activities at the …

Methodological exploration of food and rural studies in the global south: A reflection on the UK-China ECR Links Workshop December 2021

Dr Bin Wu reflects on the recent UK-China online workshop for early-career researchers hosted by the University of Nottingham and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. For food system transition and rural sustainability studies in the global south, a common dilemma facing early career researchers (ECRs) is a lack of experience, opportunity and channels to develop …

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 …