Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Ingenuity Lab Membership


 Who can become an Ingenuity Lab member

  • Current registered students at The University of Nottingham;
  • Alumni of The University of Nottingham, normally up to 12 months from registration date for pre-start businesses. There is currently no time limit for paying virtual tenants.

Two levels of membership are available to students and alumni, Standard and Venture memberships. All services and products are available free of charge to all users as long as they are, or were, students of The University of Nottingham in the UK, China or Malaysia.

Download The Ingenuity Lab Guidelines 2017                                                                                                              

Thanks to the truly amazing team at The Ingenuity Lab, who are always on hand to give support and guidance and have introduced me to some vital connections and opportunities.

Alec Machin (MEng in Product Design and Manufacture) 


Become a Lab member


Standard membership

Standard membership is aimed at those that are interested in ideas and the process of entrepreneurship but may not want to actually start a business.

You may want to be part of one of our competitions, attend events or just keep up with what is happening in The Ingenuity Lab. Please note that this membership does not include daily use of the Lab.

Services for Standard membership
  • Seminars and How to Guides
  • Competitions
  • Community events

Venture membership

Venture membership is for those who are interested in moving towards starting a business, or already have a business. We offer a range of services and products that will assist you to plan, develop, implement and then grow your business. 

All venture members will be expected to attend a meeting with the head of The Ingenuity Lab before using the resources.

Services for Venture membership
  • Space to work 

You will have a space to work which includes a desk, phone and printer. You can use The Ingenuity Lab as your business address, have your post delivered here and also take advantage of free tea and coffee. There is also a lounge where you can relax and meet other members or book this space for your own events and meetings. 

  • Business advice

We also have a range of experts who will advise you on business essentials from contracts and patents to sales and marketing. From seminars, 101 guides and surgeries, they are here to help you navigate your way to success.  

  • Business development opportunities
  • Community events

Please note: Venture membership includes all services in standard membership.


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