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West of England

What is


Ingenuity is a partnership of the UK’s most innovative academic, commercial, public and third sector organisations.

Ingenuity starts with a Challenge. Participants will choose one of four pathways: Create Prosperity, Build Communities, Improve Health and Tackle Climate Change.

Our goal is to discover the Future Founders who will create impact-focused start-ups and lead the change towards a better and more inclusive future.

Ingenuity will also work with motivated individuals within organisations and help them develop as Regional Pioneers, so that their organisations can drive positive change in their local communities.

The West of England


Across the West of England universities and local government are working together to deliver a regional programme that explores Ingenuity’s Challenges from a regional perspective and aims to drive social and environmental change through enterprise.

Pledge your

Support for the region

Ingenuity is a comprehensive programme of support and investment, but the winning ideas will still need further expert guidance and investment. We are looking for altruistic individuals or individuals who are able to pledge to invest in and guide the next generation of impact entrepreneurs in the West of England. For more information please contact the Ingenuity Team at ingenuity@nottingham.ac.uk.

For more information about the programme, our aims and ambitions, and how to sign up as an innovator, mentor, or partner please browse the main website or click on the links below:

Register your interest

Ingenuity is for:

Future Founders

Students, alumni, researchers, staff and those associated with an Ingenuity partner university who are interested in setting up an impact-led business. Future Founders can also be individuals from outside the university community who are interested in setting up an impact-led business.

Regional Pioneers

Individuals from corporate, small and medium sized enterprises, or public and third sector organisations who want to take part in the programme to develop a greater understanding of social and environmental issues in their local area.


We also want to hear from you if you are a business-leader wanting to use your skills and experience to help the next generation of change-makers.

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Ingenuity:

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