If you're a student at Nottingham and have an enterprising mind-set you're definitely in good company. Named as the first Entepreneurial University of the Year by The Times Higher Education in 2008, the University, through the Institute, supports a number of extra-curricular initiatives including the Ingenuity Lab and the Student Venture Challenge business plan competition.
The University is also fortunate to host a number of active societies run by students themselves. These include Nottingham Entrepreneurs, an SU affiliated society and the Enactus Nottingham team (previously Students In Free Enterprise).
The Ingenuity Lab can help students and graduates who are interested in setting up their own business.
The Undergraduate Ingenuity Prize is a business plan competition open to all Nottingham University undergraduate students.
The Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme is a business plan competition aimed at bioscience postgrad and postdoctoral researchers.
To learn more about the active Entrepreneurship Society and Enactus team, please visit our student societies page.
Latest Ingenuity Lab news
- Teams of undergraduate students took home cash prizes to further develop their business ideas at The University of Nottingham's annual Undergraduate Ingenuity Prize (UIP) event. Participants ranged from law students to mechanical engineers and demonstrated how partnerships across different subjects can result in innovative solutions to problems.
- The Mumble app was founded by University of Nottingham undergraduates Ben Yager and Stephen Sowole, and to date has totalled 12,600 downloads. Read about their business journey in this case study.
- Anna Gray was a third-year management studies student at The University of Nottingham when she started working on her idea of a modelling agency run by and for students. She had always had an interest in in entrepreneurship, working as managing director of her school's Young Enterprise team, joining the entrepreneurship society at The University of Nottingham and enrolling in optional entrepreneurship modules in her course. After hearing about the University's Ingenuity Lab at a Thirsty Thursday networking event, Anna approached them for support with establishing Model Students.
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