News - 12 August 2014

Ingenuity Events Round Up

The Ingenuity Breakfast Events Programme – 2015

The current round of breakfast events has been well received and attracted sizeable audiences.  We intend to build on this strong platform by delivering an equally successful programme during 2015.  We have a number of ideas for the themes for each session but we would welcome your input, so if you have any specific subjects you would like us to cover, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  We can then find suitable academics and business leaders to deliver a programme tailored to the needs of the Ingenuity network.

The dates for 2015 are set so please put the following into your diary…

  • 20th January,
  • 10th March,
  • 21st April,
  • 2nd June,
  • 14th July,
  • 29th September
  • 10th November

Better Business for All

The government has set a priority of reducing the regulatory burden on businesses and has set up the ‘Better Business for All’ project to support this important initiative.  Our Local Enterprise Partnership ‘D2N2’ has created a LinkedIn group enabling business to get advice, ask questions and comment on the whole process.  To find out more and to join the group please click here

‘Discover’ – Ingenuity’s specialist search function

The Ingenuity Network is an ever growing collection of businesses together with an extensive range of university assets – the challenge is how do you find anything within such a vast and diverse range of resources?

‘Discover’ is a sophisticated search facility designed specifically to look at all businesses listed in the directory on the Ingenuity site as well as many of the university’s business relevant resources.

Please check it out and let us know what you think.

Making Good Decisions 

25th September 2014

For any company, making the right decisions is key. Whether those decisions concern hiring, firing, planning or evaluating, difficult decisions will have to be made – and made quickly. This free one-day workshop will provide business leaders with tools to support their decision making processes, developed by internationally renowned researchers based at the University of Nottingham.

For full details and to book, click here.

Growth 100

Growth 100 is open to Nottingham-based businesses and recruitment is now underway for the next intake, starting in October 2014. This free programme is designed to fit around the needs of running a business, with twelve one-day practical sessions delivered over a nine month period. The workshops are geared towards how the business leader creates and manages growth; they cover topics such as leadership, innovation, finance, HR, sales and marketing, using a combination of business theory supported by real life examples from business mentors.

If you are interested in taking part please apply by 5pm on Friday 8th August.

Future Gazing & Future Shaping

30th September 2014

Regular attendees of the breakfast sessions know that Chris Barnatt has some interesting and challenging views about the future.  His theme this time is ‘Nobody can predict the future.’  However, by studying the latest technology developments, social trends, and data on resource availability, it is possible to predict a range of possible futures. 

Register here for this not to be missed session.

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