Ingenuity

Events Programme

Ingenuity events are a chance for individuals who are driven to use their ingenuity to drive change across the UK to meet, share ideas and gain insight from other participants and supporters of the programme. This will enable greater understanding, hear from diverse perspectives, and facilitate a better understanding of the key issues we face as a society.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all events and activities will be online for the Ingenuity 2020 Programme.

 

Feeder Events

During summer 2020, Ingenuity invested £20,000 in promising early-stage ideas related to the Challenges.

 

The online events were a precursor to the main programme and offered prospective participants a chance to learn more about the Challenges, the programme, and start to create ideas.  You can find out more about the Feeder Events and winning teams for each Challenge below:

 

 

You do not need to have attended the summer Feeder Events to be able to take part in the main programme (September 2020 – March 2021).

Regional Summits

Map of the UK highlighting North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, West of England and South Coast

November – December 2020

Ingenuity will take place in four regions across the UK.

 

Online events will explore each of the Challenges from a regional perspective, featuring specialist speakers, and bring together those in regions who are interested in creating start-ups and organisational innovation to transform society, change lives, and tackle climate change.

 

They will be held by regional University Hosts on the following dates:

 

East Midlands

Hosted by the University of Nottingham

 

  • Create Prosperity Summit part one: 23 November 2020 AM
  • Build Community Summit: 25 November 2020 AM
  • Improve Health Summit: 30 November 2020 AM
  • Tackle Climate Summit: 2 December 2020 AM

 

West Midlands

Hosted by the University of Warwick

 

  • Create Prosperity Summit part one: 23 November 2020 PM
  • Build Community Summit: 25 November 2020 PM
  • Improve Health Summit: 30 November 2020 PM
  • Tackle Climate Summit: 2 December 2020 PM

 

South Coast

Hosted by the University of Sussex

 

  • Create Prosperity Summit part one: 24 November 2020 AM
  • Build Community Summit: 26 November 2020 AM
  • Improve Health Summit: 1 December 2020 AM
  • Tackle Climate Summit: 3 December 2020 AM

 

West of England

Hosted by the University of Gloucestershire

 

  • Create Prosperity Summit part one: 24 November 2020 PM
  • Build Community Summit: 26 November 2020 PM
  • Improve Health Summit: 1 December 2020 PM
  • Tackle Climate Summit: 3 December 2020 PM

 

Creative problem-solving sessions

  • Create Prosperity: 9 December 2020 AM
  • Build Community: 9 December 2020 PM
  • Improve Health: 10 December 2020 AM
  • Tackle Climate Change: 10 December 2020 PM

 

 

Through the Ingenuity events, I have been able to network and learn from many talented current and future entrepreneurs.
Kate Walker, ExpHand Prosthetics
Regional Finals

March 2021

In late February 2021, submitted business plans and ideas for organisational innovation will be assessed by a national specialist panel.  The most innovative ideas from each region will be invited to pitch at Regional Finals which will be held by regional University Hosts in early March. Gaining feedback from regional experts and sponsors, the most scalable ideas will be awarded up to £30,000 of grant and mentoring support. The most viable ideas from each Challenge pathway will be invited to attend the national Ingenuity Week in late March.

Ingenuity Week

29 to 31 March 2021

The most scalable ideas from across the UK will be invited to a dynamic few days of high-level development and acceleration with industry leaders and impact investors. This will culminate with the Impact Evening where we will celebrate and invest in the next generation of impact innovations.

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