Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A University Enterprise Zone

The University of Nottingham is one of four University Enterprise Zones (UEZs) across England. UEZs aim to encourage universities to strengthen their roles as strategic partners in local growth and to stimulate development of incubator space for small businesses. 

The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports these aims with its work and research around the development of enterprise and entrepreneurial skills, innovation and understanding of the commercialisation of research.



Latest news

Small Business Charter

Business Schools in Nottingham launch government-backed growth voucher initiative for small businesses

Nottingham Business School and Nottingham University Business School have teamed up with the Government's Growth Voucher programme to help businesses access and pay for the advice they need to grow. The programme has been launched by the Small Business Charter, the awards scheme aimed at driving local economic growth through business school support for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Nottingham students cash in with innovative business ideas

The University of Nottingham recently held its first business plan competition aimed specifically at postgraduates, boasting a total prize fund of £75,000. The competition was sponsored by Santander Universities, Nottingham CityCare Partnership and Nottingham City Council. The top prize winners included a young farmer introducing a new crop to the UK, a team of Crop Biotechnology graduates detecting foodborne diseases, a university student recruitment company and a team who have developed a solar powered cooker.

Visiting Scholars to enhance entrepreneurship teaching at Nottingham

The University of Nottingham's Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is further expanding its expertise thanks to the appointment of two Visiting Scholars, Maggie O'Carroll, founder and CEO of The Women's Organisation, and Dr Maura McAdam, Senior Lecturer in Management at Queen's University Belfast.
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Group of postgraduate students studying in the Business School South

The institute provides entrepreneurship education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Postgraduate options include the MSc Entrepreneurship, cross-disciplinary masters courses and the MBA Entrepreneurship.

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Event on the bridge Sir Colin Campbell Building

Thirsty Thursday November 2014

Thirsty Thursday is an event aimed at entrepreneurial students and graduates from The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. It's a chance to hear from graduates from the two universities who have started their own business and to network with other enterprising students.

Business School cross-disciplinary masters courses open event 2014

The Business School will be holding an open event for prospective students who are interested in combining business management studies and entrepreneurship practice with their core postgraduate degree subject. This event offers the opportunity to find out more about the school and the MSc cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship programmes. There will also be the chance to meet and ask questions of students currently on the courses and the academic staff involved in the programmes.
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Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 5273
Fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6650
Email: innovation-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk