University of Nottingham

Step outside your comfort zone

What is YES?

The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among PhD students, postdocs and research staff how ideas can be commercialised.

For the past 26 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, global warming and driverless cars. In this way, they develop a business plan for a start-up company based on a hypothetical but plausible idea during an intense three-day workshop.


Benefits of YES

By taking part, you will:

  • cultivate business acumen
  • expand your industry network
  • develop transferable skills
  • explore career options
  • enhance your CV
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Why take part in YES?


What's involved

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Key dates

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How to apply


Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

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