University of Nottingham

Key dates

Applications open   First call open
Applications close First call 28 July
Part 1 - Know-how

Talks led by industry experts live 2-4.30pm 
Sessions will be recorded


Session 1

  • Welcome | Ideation | Business model canvas
18 September

Session 2

  • Protecting inventions | Commercial and marketing strategies
25 September

Session 3

  • Raising and managing finance
02 October
Part 2 - Mentoring Mentoring and lunch&learn sessions  


Sessions with industry experts to support the development of business plans for a hypothetical start-up company.


Dates and times to be organised between mentor and team at a convenient time for all.


October - November

Lunch&Learn live 1-2pm:
Sessions will be recorded


09 October – Putting a value on data

16 October – Scaling-up food production

23 October – Regulating medical products

30 October – Product pricing

06 November – Pitching


Part 3 - Pitching

Face to face 10am-5pm before a panel of industry experts
Team opt to pitch at one of four open innovation centres


Sustainable agriculture

Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre

13 November


GSK, Stevenage Campus

20 November

Energy, engineering and environmental


27 November

Food and drink

Campden BRI

04 December
Showcase Face to face celebration for all in London  29 January 2025

Your Entrepreneurs Scheme

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