Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Ingenuity Lab


The Ingenuity Lab aims

The Ingenuity Lab’s mission is to create an environment where students and alumni of The University of Nottingham can explore ideas and start their own enterprises. We aim to:

  • Create a stimulating culture of ideas generation and exploration
  • Establish a dynamic community of student and alumni entrepreneurs
  • Offer support, advice and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and specialist consultants
  • Offer a range of products and services to support business formation and development
  • Develop a physical space from where to inspire and grow new enterprise


 Why join The Ingenuity Lab?

If you have an interest in ideas related to business, whether it’s a fully commercial venture or a social enterprise, then the Ingenuity Lab is where you need to be. Our ambition is to create an innovative community of entrepreneurs, working together to develop ideas, encourage radical innovation and produce exciting new start-ups.

The Ingenuity Lab's ethos is about exploration, co-operation and collaboration, striving to produce innovative solutions to social/market problems. The aim is to create products and services that are not only fit for purpose but offer a different perspective and approach.

The Ingenuity Lab focuses on two main areas: The Ingenuity Lab community will bring members together in order to develop peer-to-peer networks as well as offer a regular timetable of events to challenge perceptions, offer greater understanding, and develop the practice of entrepreneurship. And secondly, enterprise start-up activity will support great ideas from competitions and surgeries through to structures that accelerate your ideas into the market place towards entrepreneurial success.

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How to join


Standard Membership

As a Standard Member of The Ingenuity Lab, you will receive the following benefits:

• Join The Ingenuity Lab mailing list

• Received invitations to an array of networking events and business seminars

This membership is free of charge and you can join by emailing The Ingenuity Lab.  

Venture Membership

As a Venture Member of The Ingenuity Lab, you will receive the following benefits:

• Join The Ingenuity Lab mailing list

• Receive invitations to a range of networking events and business seminars

• Access the full Ingenuity Lab support and services which includes:

• Advice and mentoring

• Space to work

• Grants and investment

• Events and professional advice

• Mentoring and placements

• Sector specialist centres

This membership is free of charge; to join you will be required to complete the Venture registration form and meet with the head of The Ingenuity Lab to discuss your idea and support requirements.


To register your interest in joining The Ingenuity Lab please go to our registration page.


The Ingenuity Lab is located in the Sir Colin Campbell Building, which spans Triumph road and links Jubilee Campus with the University of Nottingham Innovation Park. Please see the Jubilee Campus map to find us. 


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 6341
Email: innovation-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk