Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

About the Ingenuity Lab

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Unlock your business potential at the Ingenuity Lab

The Ingenuity Lab is where students and alumni of the University of Nottingham can explore their business ideas and start their own enterprises. We are based at the Ingenuity Centre on the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) on Jubilee Campus.

The Lab offers a friendly and inspiring environment where you can explore your business ideas and start up your own enterprise. Our support can help accelerate your business growth into the marketplace and towards entrepreneurial success.

Our ambition is to create an innovative community of entrepreneurs, working together to develop ideas, encourage radical innovation and produce exciting new start-ups.
Dr Terri Holloway,
Ingenuity Lab Manager


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Join us in the Ingenuity Lab

Find out more about how to become a Lab Member

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How the Ingenuity Lab can help you

Find out about the benefits of Ingenuity Lab membership

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Lab members share their journey

Find out more about our members' businesses


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Start-up Visas

The Lab works in partnership with the University of Nottingham’s Visa and Immigration team to offer a set number of endorsements for Start-up visas for Overseas students each year.

Find out more about the visa process and requirements below.

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We were awarded Small Business Charter accreditation for three years 

(Awarded December 2019)


Listen to our podcast

  • Roundtable Podcast 002 Brands W: Tim Elliott
    Welcome to the Ingenuity Lab podcast, an extension of our Roundtable Seminar Series. Throughout the year, we welcome guests from our growing network of Entrepreneurs in Residence and business professionals to give expert advice to Lab members. This week's topic is branding, as discussed by Entrepreneur in Residence Tim Elliott.


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Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
Email: business-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk