Meet our supporters

We know we can’t build stronger communities, improve health or tackle climate change alone. That’s why we’ve partnered with a range of organisations to provide the skills and training, access to networks and routes to funding for early-stage start-ups.

Whether you are looking to partner with us individually, or as an organisation, you can get involved with Ingenuity at every stage of the programme.

Our 2023 supporters

Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, is the Ingenuity Programme’s platinum partner for 2022 and 2023. Through their sponsorship and investment into businesses, Nuffield Health are supporting Ingenuity start-ups to directly address the UK’s social and environmental challenges to drive change in local communities.

Santander Universities

All students deserve the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. Santander Universities UK has spent more than a decade collaborating with a large network of university partners to remove barriers to higher education for students whose ambitions aren’t always matched by their means. Through their support we are able to offer bursaries to low-income students and seed funding to impactful new start-ups.

Shakespeare Martineau

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has committed to support the Ingenuity Programme for the sixth year running, having been involved in the programme since its inception in 2016. Their legal and business development teams provide essential business advice and guidance to Ingenuity businesses at each stage of their start-up journey.

Engineers in Business Fellowship

One of the Ingenuity Programme’s first ever partners, the Engineers in Business Fellowship has provided funding and support to engineering and computer science students taking part in the Ingenuity Programme since 2016.

Our 2023 University Partners

Alongside the University of Nottingham, we are delighted to have been supported by the following UK universities to deliver the Ingenuity Programme and identify students, graduates and local community organisations with brilliant ideas for change:

East Midlands

  • University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Derby
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Leicester
  • De Montfort University

West Midlands

  • University of Warwick
  • University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham City University
  • Harper Adams University

Yorkshire & Humber

  • University of York
  • York St Johns University
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Leeds Art University

South West

  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Bath Spa University
  • Hartpury University
  • University of Plymouth

South Coast

  • University of Portsmouth
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Chichester

South East

University of Surrey

  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Goldsmiths University
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