Nottingham: Ingenuity programme launched across UK
The 20/21 Ingenuity programme has now launched across the UK. The University of Nottingham’s aim is to develop and invest in the next generation of impact driven start-ups and innovations that will transform society and the environment. Ingenuity is a collective of 22 universities across four UK regions with a growing network of national charities, local government, and corporates. There will be 20 events around the UK exploring the key challenges the UK faces; an online insight, skills and training platform; and a national business plan competition with over £400,000 of investment and support. The University would love to talk to future university partners for the 21/22 programme. For more information click here or email Steven Chapman.
UCL: Tech startup Coplug helps NHS plan for healthcare demand
Startup Coplug is collaborating with NHS North East London Commissioning Alliance to help in the healthcare planning for 1.1 million people living in the area. More details here.
Manchester: Enterprise School for Social Entrepreneurs switches online
The University of Manchester’s annual Enterprise School switched online this year, again focussing on social enterprise. Twenty postgraduates, working in groups, identified social problems in the Manchester area before exploring potential solutions. Students attended several “Masterclass” sessions and were guided by tutors from the Masood Enterprise Centre and by several local Social Enterprise experts and company founders. The winning team – who focused their idea on mental health – pitched their idea of using AI chat bots to relieve loneliness having discovered that 96% of students had suffered some form of this whilst at university. Read more here for the full story.