Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Student enterprise

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).  

Ingenuity Lab

Students in EnterpriseLab

The Ingenuity Lab can help students and graduates who are interested in setting up their own business. 

Ingenuity Prize

Tom Parker

The Undergraduate Ingenuity Prize is a business plan competition open to all Nottingham University undergraduate students.

Biotechnology YES

BiotechnologyYES 2008 winners

The Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme is a business plan competition aimed at bioscience postgrad and postdoctoral researchers.

Student societies

Students at Thirsty Thursday event

To learn more about the active Entrepreneurship Society and Enactus team, please visit our student societies page.



Latest Ingenuity Lab news

British Design and Manufacture Takes the Lead at Student Venture Challenge

The University of Nottingham's annual Student Venture Challenge (SVC) competition final took place on Saturday 22nd March and for the first time in the competition's history, the top three winners' business ideas were all based on the production of a physical product.

Budding Entrepreneurs Impress in Dragons' Den Style Challenge

A dozen teams of young entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a Dragons' Den style panel of judges at this year's Student Venture Challenge finals.

Celebrating success with Invest in Nottingham and the Class of 2011

More than 150 Invest in Nottingham Club members and guests celebrated nine thriving and expanding companies which were set up in the city and county in 2011.
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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 6341
Email: innovation-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk