Author Archives: Steve Upcraft

Business Placements for Politics Students

The School of Politics & International Relations at The University of Nottingham is committed to enhancing graduate employability.  Recent research has shown that work experience is now just as important to employer organisations as is degree course and classification.  We have therefore established structured Placement Programmes and Employer Partnerships for our...

Writing Your Own Success Story

The second Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange of 2016 saw the return of Dr Esther Eidinow and Dr Kat Lorenz from the Department of Classics – their theme for this presentation was ‘Writing Your Own Success Story’. The audience of over 60 people quickly engaged with the blend of ancient Greek & Roman...

SABRE Postgraduate Internship Programme 2016

Assisting innovative companies to develop products and services in the space sector. Calling all companies to host a graduate this summer.  The SABRE Internship programme 2016 will be made up of several calls for projects during the year. Each project selected will be eligible for financial support to go towards...

An ‘engaging’ start to Ingenuity’s 2016 programme of events

The first Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange breakfast event of 2016 brought Dr Liz Evans and Ben Smithwell together to outline their experiences around ‘engagement’ and enhancing the customer experience.  With over 70 local business leaders in the room it was a lively and interesting session. Dr Liz Evans (Faculty of Arts: Department...

Nottingham’s New Tech Start-Ups Celebrated

Each November Nott Tuesday celebrates Nottingham’s newest generation of tech start-ups from the past year. This year, the cream of Nottingham’s new tech start-up companies were given the opportunity to compete for a cash prize of up to £2,500 and face-to-face sit-downs with the hottest start-up programmes around, at the...

University aiming to boost the number of Student Tycoons

The University of Nottingham’s business and innovation services could play a key role in creating more start-up firms which will boost the local economy. Dr George Baxter, the former pharmaceuticals industry executive who now heads its business services, says encouraging students to set up their own enterprise is a major...

Nottinghamshire ‘Dragons Den’

The British Indian Business Forum (BIBF) Nottinghamshire and the High Sheriff Dr Jas Bilkhu are inviting applications from budding entrepreneurs to apply for a grant to support their business development. BIBF is a partnership of local highly successful Indian business men and professionals that supports economic development and business growth....

The Next Big Thing – Book Release

The Next Big Thing explores future revolutions that will determine how things are made, who we share the planet with, where resources come from, and the evolution of the human species. Beyond 2030, the way we live today will no longer be sustainable. We will therefore need to develop technologies...

University Researchers launch business service

Doctoral researchers from the University of Nottingham have launched a new venture designed to benefit local businesses. Nectimus is a postgraduate consultancy which channels the expertise of the university’s postgraduate community to the benefit of medium-sized enterprises. We have access to a network of high-calibre researchers who are able to...

European Union investments with added boost for Small Businesses

Commission gives green light to €3.6 billion EU Structural fund investments with added boost for small business in England. The European Commission adopted today the England Operational Programme for 2014-2020, worth 6.5 billion euro with 3.6 billion euro coming from the European Regional Development Fund. Investment will focus on research...