Building a more entrepreneurial firm – 18th July 2017

Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange Breakfast Event


What is an entrepreneurial organisation? We all know what an organisation is and have some idea of what an entrepreneur is but what makes an entrepreneurial organisation? Our researchers have identified enterprises, large and small, that are able to innovate consistently from within, not just as a reaction to external factors. We will demonstrate a diagnostic tool that allows organisations to assess their entrepreneurial capabilities and, most importantly, to suggest alternative strategies to improve these vital competencies.

Our speakers

hannah2Dr Hannah Noke
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Nottingham University Business School

Hannah’s research interests and publications are in the area of innovation, covering the process of ‘steady state’ innovation, strategic renewal through innovation in SMEs, as well as a growing research focus in the area of discontinuous innovation. Hannah has taught both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of operations management, new product development, innovation management and new venture creation.




Paul Kirkham
Researcher, Nottingham University Business School

Paul Kirkham is a researcher and writer in the field of entrepreneurial creativity and co-deviser of the Ingenuity problem-solving process taught through The Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Prior to his involvement with the University he worked for many years in the manufacturing sector.



The programme

07:45 – 08:10       Registration, breakfast and networking
08:10 – 08:15       Welcome and introductions
08:10 – 09:00       Keynote
09:00 – 09:10       Q&A
09:10 – 09:30       The Shop Window
09:30…                  Networking – for those that want to stay on

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £100, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.

The ‘Shop Window’

The Shop Window is your chance to take the floor to make a brief presentation to the room about something you are looking for help with.

From the University? If you have a business-facing project or want to work with local small and medium-sized businesses as part of your research, this is your opportunity to make contact with business owners. Our network members are already interested in what happens at the University and may be interested in participating with your initiative.

From a business? Sorry, but the Shop Window isn’t the time for a “60 second pitch”. Feedback from our network members tells us that our businesses want something different from Ingenuity. But it is your opportunity to do some research of your own: request volunteers for new product or service trials, ask if anyone has any recommendations for difficult-to-find suppliers, or simply share some news that the audience might not find out about otherwise.

If you would like to participate in the Shop Window just drop us a line.

The venue

Sir Colin Campbell Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU

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