Ingenuity – The Innovation Programme for Young Entrepreneurs

Ingenuity is a diverse and inclusive forum for world-changing ideas. Over 2,000 entrepreneurs have taken already part since its launch at the University of Nottingham. Find out more!

What is the Ingenuity Programme?

The Ingenuity Innovation Programme is perfect for young people who are thinking entrepreneurially to solve world issues. The annual Ingenuity event has taken place every year since 2016, and Ingenuity 19 was an opportunity for disruptors, entrepreneurs and community innovators to come together to explore key challenges facing society. Click here to find out more.

The Ingenuity Programme is designed to create impact through enterprise in communities across the UK.

Ingenuity is looking for the most viable and innovative business ideas that will transform how and where we live.

Supporting Future Business Founders

Ingenuity will support the creation of investment-ready start-ups that produce sustainable impact across the UK.

Encouraging Regional Pioneers

Ingenuity will encourage new thinking within existing organisations, to develop better businesses and more socially responsible activity.

Regional and national events will offer you the chance to work in partnership with diverse groups of like-minded individuals.

How the Ingenuity Programme works

  • Regional and national events will offer you the chance to work in partnership with diverse groups of like-minded individuals. You can:
  • Explore global issues
  • Work with experts to develop solutions
  • Turn your solution into a business plan
  • Pitch to industry leaders at regional event finals
  • Represent your region and get investment at the national Ingenuity Week

Video insights for young entrepreneurs

To get your altruistic (and entrepreneurial) juices flowing, check out these insightful videos from Ingenuity 2019.

Ingenuity week 1: Business planning and pitching your idea

Ingenuity week 2: Market and competitor analysis

Ingenuity week 3: Marketing and promotion

Ingenuity week 4: Cashflow and financial planning

Ingenuity week 5: IP and protecting your work

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