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Ingenuity in practice: creative solutions to business challenges

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place De Vere Jubilee Conference Centre and Hotel, Triumph Road Jubilee Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2TU
event Thursday 16th September | 4:30pm
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Event Overview

Nottingham University Business School is hosting this informal networking event at its scenic Jubilee Campus, where you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs from across the region at an informal barbecue and take a tour of its business incubator, the Ingenuity Lab.

Join us for what promises to be an exciting opportunity to find out more about innovation in practice and how it can be applied to your venture.

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Agenda

4:30pm – 4:40pm

Welcome Professor Duncan Angwin, Dean of the Business School

4:40pm – 4:50pm

Opening remarks Lucy Robinson, Director of Resources

4:50pm – 5:10pm

Keynote: Introduction to the Ingenuity Process Professor Simon Mosey

5:10pm – 6:10pm

Ingenuity Process workshop Professor Simon Mosey and Dr Chris Carter

6:10pm – 6:30pm

Keynote: working in partnership with EMCC Professor David Park

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Awards / Networking BBQ / tours of the Ingenuity Lab with Dr Terri Holloway

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Our host

Professor David Park

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Professor David Park

David is currently a part-time Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation within the University of Nottingham ‘s Business School where he lectures and mentors in entrepreneurship, IP commercialisation and innovation. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (under the UK’s Small Business Charter) actively supporting a number of early-stage companies across the UK at both strategic and operational levels.

As well as his expertise in academia and professional training, David also has a wealth of practical entrepreneurial experience gained in the UK and New Zealand from starting and running his own innovative businesses and social enterprises. He has first-hand experience raising start-up funds ($multiM), growing effective, multi-disciplinary teams, and completing $multiM licensing deals with a FTSE100 plc.
Although his degrees were in engineering and artificial intelligence, he has set-up / run start-ups in a variety of sectors ranging from satellite navigation and geospatial engineering to professional CPD (enhancing employability skills for UK civil servants) and commercialising new food ingredients.

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Professor Simon Mosey

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Professor Simon Mosey

Simon is Director of the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Visiting Professor at Ghent University. He is editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer and his research interests address technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and building a culture of innovation. He is co-author of the popular books, Ingenuity and Building an Entrepreneurial Organisation and has published his research within leading academic journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Learn ing & Education and periodicals such as the Washington Post and the Financial Times. He is chair of the award winning Young Entrepreneurs Schemes that have developed the entrepreneurial skills of over 5000 academic researchers. Simon has held research and management posts at BP and Courtaulds.

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Dr. Chris James Carter

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Dr. Chris James Carter

Dr. Chris James Carter is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS). With an academic background in Occupational Psychology and the Digital Economy, Chris holds research interests in digital entrepreneurship, reputation management, entrepreneurial creativity, enterprise education and social media research ethics. He is especially interested in how individuals, and in particular nascent entrepreneurs, engage in innovative and creative entrepreneurial activity through social media. Chris is currently Co-Director of MSc Entrepreneurship Programmes at Nottingham University Business School and External Examiner for the MA in Creative Media Enterprises at Warwick University, having previously held the role of NUBS Ethics Officer in addition to Co-Chair of the Organisational Psychology Special Interest Group at the British Academy of Management. Chris has also provided consultancy services for an extensive range of clients, including The Open University, Coventry University, Loughborough London University, the Academy of Management Learning & Education Journal, the EPSRC Digital Economy Network and a number of start-up enterprises in the East Midlands. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @drchrisjcarter.

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Key takeaways

This event is ideal for young, ambitious professionals who are interested in finding creative ways to problem-solve and come up with innovative solutions to entrepreneurial challenges.

An Ingenuity Process workshop will help you to identify challenges facing your business, develop solutions and hear from leading experts in the field on innovation and entrepreneurship.

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For any queries, please contact gennext@emc-dnl.co.uk. If you are not a Generation Next member but would like to attend this event, please get in touch to claim your free trial.