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Through Enterprise

Since 2016, Ingenuity’s mission has been to find bold new ideas that make a difference to the world we live in.

Ingenuity helps create start-ups that deliver sustainable social and environmental impact across the UK. The free Programme is delivered via an online insight and learning platform, Challenge Summits, mentoring and a national business plan competition with significant investment and support.   

The 2021 Ingenuity Programme has now concluded. As we emerge from the global crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ingenuity and its partners are committed to continue to explore the big issues we face, reach out across society, and help drive recovery to rebuild our economy and society.

What is


Ingenuity is a national programme looking to invest in the next generation of impact driven start-ups that will transform society and the environment. The 2022 Programme will be launching later this year, running from December 2021 – April 2022, and includes a network of the UK’s most innovative universities, corporate, public, and third sector organisations.


Take Part?

Ingenuity offers a comprehensive programme of insight and inspiration, collaboration and partnership, skills and training, and business plan creation and investment. Through the Ingenuity Programme, you can:  

  • Understand the big issues of our time
  • Learn from industry and academic leaders
  • Develop a robust business plan
  • Pitch to industry experts
  • Compete for investment and support
  • Get ready to launch and create impact across the UK

Get involved


Ingenuity is open to everyone, no matter your background or experience. If you have an idea or are motivated to make change, Ingenuity is ready to help you get off to the best start. If you are interested in taking part, as an innovator or mentor, please register your interest using the link below:

I want to grow my ideas
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