University of Nottingham
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Over the course of YES20, there will be:

  • An online briefing session to inform you about what you have to do before and during the workshop
  • A problem solving session to discover, determine and define solutions to this year’s YES societal challenges
  • A range of online industry expert mentoring sessions to help you prepare for the workshop
  • Residential workshops – each team chooses one to attend (see timetable below for details)
  • 100+ experts from academia and industry
  • Guidance on how to build a transferable skills framework
  • An opportunity to win £15k at the event final hosted at the
    Royal Society, London

Key dates

ActivityAction / VenueDate
Call open   11 March 2020
Application deadline First call 19 June 2020
Briefing session Webinar 06 August 2020
Energy, engineering and environment workshop GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham 07-09 October 2020
Plant, microbial and environment workshop Hosted by Syngenta, Jealott's Hill 14-16 October 2020
Biomedical workshop Hosted by GSK and SBC, Stevenage 04-06 November 2020
Final Royal Society, London 07 December 2020


†Further workshops to be announced

Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

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