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Mentoring at Ingenuity

Mentoring at Ingenuity19 events is a brilliant opportunity to work with some of Nottingham’s most talented young people, share your knowledge and insights, and help create the next generation of social and commercial entrepreneurs.


Opportunity to mentor

Ingenuity19 is the University of Nottingham’s annual innovation event.

Over that past 3 years we have attracted over 1000 entrepreneurs and awarded over £350,000 in grants. And this year we need your help to develop even more.

If you would like to get involved and help develop UK society and UK PLC, why not join us at the Future Communities Summit, or the Future Technology Summit, or both?

Apply to be an Ingenuity Mentor

Why be a mentor?

Mentoring is not just a one-way opportunity. Whilst mentoring is a highly rewarding and inspiring experience in itself, you will also have access to:

  • 16 amazing keynotes at the weekend Summits. 
  • A variety of engaging events throughout the Ingenuity Week (16th -24th Feb 2019). 
  • Invite to the Ingenuity Awards Dinner on the 25th of April.


Do I qualify to be a mentor?

If you have considerable experience in delivering social innovation, run a charity, or are engaged in the planning or delivery of public services, the Future Communities Summit is for you.

Or if you have experience developing and scaling your own enterprise, have significant knowledge of business development, or technology in the corporate sector, we’d love to have you involved in the Future Technology Summit.

If you're a senior business leader in the city and you’d like to get involved then please do drop us a line.

What will I do?

Ingenuity19 has two big weekends, the Future Communities Summit 16th – 17th February 2019, and the Future Technology Summit 23rd – 24th February 2019. Weekends will follow the same structure; 4 keynotes each morning, and then an afternoon of ideas exploration and development. It will be a dynamic and stimulating weekend where you will help over 300 innovators every day to test and hone their ideas.

Join us and be part of this amazing event.



For further information

Please email Elizabeth Smith


Please note: Mentoring at Ingenuity19 is an unpaid volunteering opportunity. The event does charge an attendance fee to cover its costs and the prize funds, but Ingenuity is a not for profit event. Bursaries are provided for the University of Nottingham staff, student and alumni, as well as certain community groups. Senior staff from event supporters, including Experian, volunteer their time to help develop the ideas of Ingenuity participants.




The Ingenuity Lab

Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The University of Nottingham
C16, The Ingenuity Centre
Jubilee Campus
+44 (0) 115 951 5493