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Solent University is proudly taking part in this year’s Ingenuity.

5th October 2020

Solent University is proudly taking part in this year’s Ingenuity, a UK enterprise programme that looks at investing more than £400,000 in new ground-breaking business ideas that affect four different areas of our lives: prosperity, community, health and climate change.

Everyone from the Southampton and Hampshire area can get involved: students, alumni, University staff, or local business leaders. The deadline for applications is 12 November 2020.

How to get involved

There are three ways to get involved:

  • Students: Apply as a Future Founder. You will develop a business plan, explore your idea in regional summits, and pitch your business idea for the chance of investment and support.
  • Alumni or University staff: Apply as a Regional Pioneer - you could set up your own entrepreneurial project within your current organisation.
  • Local businesses: Apply as a Mentor. Your responsibility would be to guide a team of founders and provide your knowledge and business insight into addressing the possible problems of the business on a strictly local level.

Once you have made up your mind, click here to start your application.

Why should I take part in this programme?

There are many reasons, but here are the deal-breakers:

  • Get the chance to develop a business idea that could tackle a global issue and be the life-changing business the UK needs, as well as shape your local economy and living standards.
  • Work in a real-life environment with like-minded people, industry gurus, and experts who will contribute to your business plan and provide you with essential career experience.
  • Access a platform packed with business tools and academic knowledge.
  • Be in with the chance to receive some of the £400,000 of generous funding available for your business idea.

To find out more, visit the Ingenuity website. Alternatively, contact Solent Creatives’ Business Lead, Nicky Curtis by email: or call: 07770 901 208.

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