Meet our contributors

The 2022 Ingenuity Programme was supported by over 200 volunteers from the UK’s most impactful organisations. Their insights at the State of the Nation Summit, business tutorials for the Develop Platform, advice during drop-in sessions and 1:1 mentoring activity has enabled us to provide world-class enterprise training to this year’s cohort. We are incredibly proud of the diverse range of organisations who have supported our changemakers and the impact it has had on their businesses.

Summit speakers

Our State of the Nation Summit raised awareness of the key challenges the UK faces in building stronger communities, improving health and tackling climate change. Rooted in the Ingenuity Process, our changemakers were able to identify how existing organisations are responding to gaps in services and provisions and identify the role they can play in driving change. The Summit featured keynotes and panel discussions from a range of top UK impact-driven organisations. Participants also engaged in creative problem-solving sessions hosted by the University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, University of Gloucestershire, University of Portsmouth, Bournemouth University, University of Sussex and University of York.

Ingenuity summit speaker Robin Hewings
Robin Hewings

Campaign to End Loneliness 

Zara Mohammed, President, Muslim Council of Britain
Zara Mohammed

Muslim Council of Britain

Veena Raleigh, The King's Fund
Veena Raleigh

The King’s Fund

Sahiba Majeed, Development Manager, Muslim Sports Foundation and speaker at the ingenuity health summit
Sahiba Majeed

Muslim Sports Foundation

Ingenuity summit speaker Judy Ling Wong
Judy Ling Wong

Black Environmental Network

Speaker at the ingenuity climate summit, Isabelle Chatel de Brancion from Geovation Challenge
Isabelle Chatel de Brancion

Geovation Challenge

We were also joined by the following panellists:

HGI Contributors

HGI logoThe Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HGI) is at the forefront of creating a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Nottingham, with its flagship problem solving method, the Ingenuity Process, at the centre of our Programme. We are incredibly grateful to the world-class enterprise educators from HGI who supported the design and delivery of Ingenuity skills and training.

Simon Mosey

Director of HGI

David Park

Professor of Practice –¬† Entrepreneurship and Innovation

David Falzani

Professor of Practice – Sustainable Wealth Creation

Robert Wapshott

Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Tom Coogan

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Chris Carter

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

David Achtzen

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Claire Donaldson

Ingenuity Learning Support Development Officer

Jose Francisco Lopez

Ingenuity Learning Support Development Officer

External Contributors

Alongside colleagues from HGI, we are incredible to all the external organisations who contributed to our 2022 programme of skills and training. Through our online Develop Platform, weekly drop-in sessions and workshops we were able to provide opportunities for our participants to work with and learn from a range of diverse, innovative and impactful organisations.

Nuffield Health
Shakespeare Martineau
Warwick Business School
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Forster Communications
Social Business Development
The Spill Teem
Rewilding Britain
Cambio Consulting
Cambridge Learning Gateway Ltd
University of Gloucestershire
British Business Bank
Landor & Fitch
Helios Shield Ltd

Programme mentors

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our programme this year by being a mentor for the Regional and National Finals.
Our mentors have provided invaluable contributions, advice and guidance to this year’s changemakers. Through their support we were able to facilitate a combined 270 1:1 mentoring sessions for our Regional and National Finalists, allowing us to provide more bespoke support to teams than ever before.

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