Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ingenuity Lab stories


The Ingenuity Lab is home to a range of innovative businesses, with start-ups focusing on health and wellbeing, international trade, cutting-edge technology, and much more. 

Read below the stories of some of our hard-working members and Ingenuity Lab Ambassadors.

Featured member spotlight

Our current featured Lab members are GOAB Bio Engineers, set up by Ebenezer Berko Owusu and Philemon Gyasi-Antwi.

Ebenezer, an Advanced Materials graduate, and Philemon, a Microbiology and Immunology PhD graduate, have used their bioengineering ingenuity to develop an innovative way of reducing plastic waste, through the production of recycled composite boards.

Inspired by seeing the damaging effects of plastic waste on their home country of Ghana, they decided to start making a difference themselves.

While they are still in the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey, they have already achieved recognition for their innovation this year, winning awards at the 2021 Ingenuity Impact Evening, and the Engineers in Business Champion of Champions National Final.


Ingenuity Lab Ambassadors

The Ingenuity Lab Ambassador Scheme is for those whose business has developed beyond the start-up stage, and who can inspire and mentor our next generation of Venture members. Hear more about some of their start-up journeys below.

James Doherty
James Doherty - Indigo Mentoring
Junyi Xiao
Junyi Xiao - W&W Trading
Rohit Satpathy
Rohit Satpathy - The PC Security Channel
Yudan Deng
Yudan Deng - Follow the Orient
Tom Sproull
Tom Sproull - Cove Clothing
Rob Avery-Phipps
Rob Avery-Phipps - CBRI

Other businesses we've helped get off the ground 

Nellie Khossousi
Nellie Khossousi - Third Culture Nellie
Michele Raicher
Michele Raicher - The Switch Label
Yasmin Gregory
Yasmin Gregory - at1.SPACE


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