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  • Say YES to awesomeness!
    The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) has been in existence for 22 years and its alumni surpasses 5,400. ”Having been personally involved for all but one of those years, many people ask me ‘why?’. The answer is a simple one and a word used regularly by my five year old nephew describes the reason why perfectly ... 
  • 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 ...
  • 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, 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.
  • We all need to protect our planet, but how would you do it?
    Everywhere we look, the media bombards us with the fact that if we do not make some radical changes to the way we live, the planet and the life upon it will not survive.
  • Health and well-being of mankind
    The population of our planet continues to grow and 60% more food is needed to feed a total of nine billion. So the question has to be, where do we begin when it comes to looking after the health and well-being of mankind?
  • Environmental challenges
    It’s been a glorious summer but the weather is having a serious impact upon crops and livestock, and calamities such as droughts, moorland fires and flooding, have been rife. But is this a passing phase or a hint of what is to come?
  • Health solutions
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that large strides have been made in the last 20 years in reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. But despite this progress, preventable diseases such as measles and tuberculosis are still responsible for the deaths of thousands of children each day.
  • 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.

Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

  • Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Nottingham University Business School
  • Jubilee Campus
  • Nottingham, NG8 1BB