We Do Ideas provides the platform for our students to share and develop their ideas into viable, income generating social ventures.
Lauched and initiated during Fresher’s 2011 and centring on a collaborative approach, the project at its core is about raw ideas, which will then be developed and shaped with business support and ultimately made reality in dragons den style pitch – ignite your idea – where up to £20,000 will be given away.
The projects innovation lies in the idea generation process which taps into peoples creativity by having idea stations and inspiration points around the university; idea walls, trees, bins, post boxes, toilet cubicles. We recognise the potential of that ‘out the box thinking’. Alongside this generation process there are a number of competitions, seminars and workshops to inspire and promote entrepreneurial activity and thinking. We do Ideas aspires to be more than just ideas but a combined movement of students and staff as a catalyst for cultural change to bring positive innovation and social enterprise to everyday university life and as a result providing us with new social enterprises, services and ventures to meet the growing challenges of the 21st century.