Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ingenuity Team

 The Ingenuity Programme is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team. You can find out more about us below.

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Head of Programme

Elizabeth oversees the delivery of the Ingenuity Programme, ensuring early-stage businesses receive the best support possible. She is committed to ensuring people are given the skills, training, networks, and routes to funding to help drive community -led action. 



Craig Butterworth

Senior Project Officer

Craig ensures the smooth day-to-day running of Ingenuity, working with the Head of Programme to provide ongoing support for our start-ups. Craig also chairs the University of Nottingham’s LGBTQ+ Staff Network and is tackling climate change locally by growing his own veg!

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Joe Bone

Marketing Officer

Joe is responsible for the content creation across Ingenuity’s social media channels, and supports the team to deliver programme communications. Joe is passionate about establishing greener, healthier and more cooperative modes of living in our local communities.




Dr Tom Coogan

Academic in Residence


The Ingenuity Programme is supported by our Academic in Residence Tom, who takes our participants through a step-by-step process to find and validate their ideas. His research focuses on disability and identity within entrepreneurship, and works to ensure the programme is accessible to all.


Claire Donaldson

Claire Donaldson

Learning Support Development Officer

Claire champions ‘the Ingenuity Process’, designing and delivering experiential learning and development opportunities and bespoke coaching and mentoring support. She is passionate about driving social change and creating meaningful positive impact for people and communities.


Professor Simon Mosey


Simon is responsible for governance of the Ingenuity Programme, and supports the team to ensure the programme’s focus and activities align closely with the University of Nottingham’s strategy. Simon also leads all entrepreneurship and innovation research, teaching, knowledge exchange and impact activity for the University of Nottingham.





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