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Do you have an idea that could help make Gloucestershire a better place? Or could you Mentor those that do?

20th January 2021, 13:01
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Do you have an idea that could help make Gloucestershire a better place?

The University of Gloucestershire is delighted to be taking part in Ingenuity, which is a national programme looking to invest in innovative new ideas that will help to spark change in our community and make Gloucestershire a better place.

Applicants have the chance to win grants, investments and partnerships, and benefit from the best expert knowledge we have in the country through a range of national and regional talks and workshops, all to help to rebuild a better society, economy and environment post-Covid. 

If you have an idea that could help make Gloucestershire a better place, or want to Mentor those that do, then the Ingenuity project wants to hear from you. 

 

I've got an idea that will change Gloucestershire in 2021

Do you have an idea that could help make Gloucestershire a better place? Are you driven to help create a brighter future for us all? We want to hear from you! 

Applying to the Ingenuity Programme gives you the chance to win grants, investments and partnerships to help turn your idea into reality. 

If you're a budding entrepreneur with an interest in sparking change in your community, you've got until 28 February to sign up to this year's Ingenuity Programme. You don’t need to have any experience in business to apply. 

 

I thought 'Hey - I've got a great business idea, let me jump into it.' And I jumped in with both feet, I felt that passionately about it

Ingenuity Alumni Anika Vassell launched her business Teen-Behaviour.Com after taking part in the Ingenuity Programme

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your idea with a variety of national professionals and experts, and to enhance your business skills. The programme offers a range of national and regional talks and workshops to give you the best expert knowledge we have in the country, all to help to rebuild a better society, economy and environment post-Covid. 

Applications are open until 28 February 2021. 

Find out more and apply here.

 

I want to Mentor those with the next ground-breaking idea

We’re looking for: 

  • Business development specialists who would like to share their knowledge to help create innovative business models. 
  • Leaders with knowledge of financial exclusion, community development, improving public health, or tackling climate change to mentor and add insight and direction to these new businesses. 

The benefit and the buzz that I individually get from giving a little bit back - helping those who could do with a bit of a leg-up, advice or a different perspective, can actually help your own personal wellbeing

Ingenuity Project Mentor

This involvement will require only 4 hours of your time. If you’d like to contribute your expertise, sign up by 8th March here.

 

If you have any questions at all about the programme either as an applicant or a Mentor, please contact Jessica MacDonald by emailing Ingenuity@glos.ac.uk.    

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