Impact Through Enterprise

Ingenuity Impact is a national innovation and entrepreneurship programme that directly addresses the UK’s major social, health and environmental challenges through the creation of impactful start-ups.

Now in its 9th year, the programme is designed to demystify entrepreneurship and support underserved and underrepresented groups to engage by adopting an agile and flexible approach.

What is Ingenuity?

Rooted in the concept of civic entrepreneurship, the programme provides start-up skills training experiences, access to mentoring and networking, learning and development opportunities, plus routes to funding for early-stage business ideas that have the potential to make meaningful change to people’s lives, society and the environment.

The annual competition creates an opportunity for participants to pitch, where the most impactful ideas are awarded top prizes and receive a share of up to £75,000 in grant funding.

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Make your mark

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.

“Ingenuity has been the most exciting and rewarding experience I could dream to be a part of. I have met some amazing and inspiring people have had the most amazing support and encouragement from wonderful Ingenuity team.”
Michaela Lesayova, livingwell - 2022 Yorkshire and Humber Champion

2023 Impact Report

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.



Hear our stories

If you have an idea or are motivated to see change, Ingenuity is ready to help you get off to the best start. Our brilliant alumni are already creating real impact across the UK.

Find out more about the challenges they’re tackling by clicking on their images.

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