Are you motivated by making a positive difference to the world around you? Do you want to be a part of the solution to build stronger, more inclusive communities; improve the physical or mental health of those around you; or tackle climate change?
The Ingenuity Programme may be just what you’re looking for. This is the first year that Canterbury Christ Church University has been a partner in the programme, which is designed to support new innovative start-ups to drive change in the local community. You can read about the life changing impact of the programme from previous winners here.
Running until May 2022, this year’s programme focuses on three key challenges: building stronger communities, improving health, and tackling climate change. Within these challenges, we’ll be looking at:
- People, places, and prospects
- Starting well, living well,
and ageing well
- Travel, home, and nature
Ingenuity is open to everyone, no matter your background or experience – all that matters is that you have the spark and the drive to make a difference; we’ll help you with the rest. Whether you’re a new student or a Christ Church graduate, a member of staff or a member of the public, we welcome applications from anyone in our community who has a passion for social impact.
To get started, choose one of the three areas of focus. You then work your way through the Develop Platform to learn how to identify and develop your idea into a business that creates impact. Finally, with the support of industry experts and specialist mentors, you submit your brief business plan to compete for significant investment and dedicated support.