Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Voting for the Ingenuity18 Top 24 is open until Friday 20 April. Vote for your most inspiring Ingenuity18 finalist here.   

To hear the elevator pitches for all the Top 24 teams, please visit The Ingenuity Lab Facebook page.

Ingenuity18 is looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators at The University of Nottingham to find creative solutions to the issues faced by contemporary society. The event is designed to inspire and develop future leaders and innovators who can help transform society and add to the global impact of The University of Nottingham.

Ingenuity18 is here to help you find your lightbulb moment, connect you with thought leaders and industry experts, and will provide an exciting opportunity for you to celebrate your creativity and innovation.

Ingenuity18 is open to all students, alumni, early-career researchers as well as staff. If you’ve got an idea for innovation, a desire to find creative solutions to the challenges the world faces, and want to be part of a groundbreaking event, make sure you apply to Ingenuity18


Ingenuity18 will be delivered in three key parts: Inspire, Develop and Compete. They are designed to develop your mind, enhance your skills, and help transform your ideas into reality. For a list of all the events happening around Ingenuity18, please visit the HGI events page here. These will include taster sessions, course-specific workshops, and events organised for our next-step entrepreneurs.



All these events will be live-streamed and/or recorded for UNNC and UNMC participants. For local events at the Ningbo and Malaysia campuses, please visit their Ingenuity18 webpages:

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus

Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit                                             

Hear from world-class thinkers, futurists, trend forecasters, campaigners for change, and view the world from a different perspective.

Ingenuity18 Innovation Diploma

The Ingenuity18 Innovation Diploma will provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to turn your idea into a reality.

Ingenuity18 Competition                        

Propose your solution, pitch your ideas, and compete for your share of the Ingenuity18 Prize Fund.




We want to discover and develop the next generation of innovators in the UK, Malaysia and China, and equip them to go into the world and lead change

Steve Chapman | Head of The Ingenuity Lab



Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

Tel: +44 (0)115 84 67739.
Fax: +44 (0)115 84 66341
Email: innovation-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk