The Ingenuity Programme is a national innovation programme that directly addresses the UK’s major social, health, and environmental challenges through the creation of impactful new start-ups.
The most impactful ideas are awarded top prizes and receive a share of £75,000 in prize funding.
Rooted in the concept of civic entrepreneurship, Ingenuity brings together students, graduates and members of the local community to develop new start-ups that can create meaningful and significant impact.
We want to cultivate a community of innovative and empathetic entrepreneurs ready to rethink and reshape our society from the bottom up.
Gain one-on-one support from specialist mentors to develop your idea into a business plan and be in with a chance of receiving significant investment and support.
With a strong commitment to promoting inclusive and diverse entrepreneurship, we have created a flexible programme designed to fit alongside your work, study or family commitments.
We’re proud to say our 2023 changemakers were 56% BAME and 51% women and are eager to continue to engage innovators from under-represented and underserved groups across the UK.
Through our Ingenuity Skills Hub, you will be able to access learning resources and tutorials to help you build your skills as a civic entrepreneur and start making a difference in your community.
Read our 2023 Impact Report to hear about how we’ve supported over 300 changemakers through world-class skills and training, mentoring and pitch development. Find out more about our National Finalists and Regional Champions and how we’re mobilising the concept of civic entrepreneurship to create a lasting impact for our changemakers.