University of Nottingham
Rethinking the future

What is YES?

YES is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among Master and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, research fellows and technicians how ideas can be commercialised.

For the past 27 years, teams, united by a dedication to their subject, curiosity, enthusiasm and a desire to learn, attempt to deploy novel science and engineering to address societal challenges such as the ageing population, sustainable food production and global warming. In this way, they develop a business plan for a start-up company based on a hypothetical but plausible idea.


Benefits of YES

By taking part, you will:

  • cultivate business acumen
  • develop enterprise skills
  • network with industry experts
  • explore your career options
  • enhance your CV
Online awareness sessions to learn more

Why take part in YES?


What's involved

What is involved

Key dates

Establish when YES is taking place

How to apply

Register for YES


Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

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