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Latest blogs and articles

  • The art of being an entrepreneur
    “The first time we found out about the YES competition, we were so excited by the prospect of learning about the business world, and of course, who doesn’t love a competition!” says Khoula Afzal
  • Speaking up for the environment
    “The YES competition gave us the means and knowledge to potentially turn a passion of environmental science into a profitable and sustainable business.” says Jack Fleet a member of the winning team Larvita
  • Building a company in just four months
    Read about what happened when Ross Mulhall, Jack Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Bennett and Lewis Fisher (completing PhDs at the University of Liverpool) took a real idea to the YES competition
  • Get under the hood and learn how to commercialise science
    Would Dr Andrew Goodall, a member of the 2018 Environment YES winning team from the University of Reading, recommend YES to other postdoctoral researchers?
  • Future looks bright
    Dr Joanna Gould and her team founded VisusNano while taking part in 2016 Biotechnology YES. The company aims to revolutionise cataract surgery for both the human and veterinary markets
  • Push your boundaries
    Dr Natalie Masento suggests YES is an opportunity to do something that you don’t typically experience in education
  • YES gave me the confidence to understand the value of my skills
    Recommended to take part in YES by her peers, and never to shrink away from a challenge, Dr Amelia Bulcock talks about her personal experience including teamwork; the skills gained; enhancing her CV ...
  • A manifesto for nurturing innovation
    We need to be creative in thinking about how we educate in order to provide researchers with the interdisciplinary skills that are required in their future career paths
  • Nurturing teamwork
    It is vital to learn how to operate as part of a team, to utilise the skills of those around you or balance out differing priorities within the team to achieve the common goal
  • Financial awareness
    Being financially aware is an important life-lesson, whether it's looking after your own money or that of someone you work for. But it doesn’t always come easy
  • Protecting your innovation
    Intellectual Property (IP) used to be viewed as a specialised field of interest primarily to lawyers. But in today’s world, where ideas and innovation are the driving forces, IP has become a key factor in the success of businesses globally
  • Follow in the footsteps of giants
    Want to follow in the footsteps of the great and the good of science? For the third year running, the YES Competitions' final is being held at the Royal Society, London, whose previous Fellows have included Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Hawking
  • Reducing plastic waste with food waste (and vice versa)
    Everyone is aware of the extreme plastic problem facing our world today. Landfills are overflowing and as a consequence, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish
  • A friend and advocate of YES is heading home
    I first met Dr Martino Picardo ten years ago when he was Managing Director of the University of Manchester Innovation Company (UMIC); a company set up by the university to manage all incubation facilities ...

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  • Nottingham University Business School
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