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Investigating Ingredients for Innovation in People

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Seminars | Workshops

NTU is convening discussions with SME  leaders to co-create and explore ingredients for their organisational recipes for innovation.

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About the event

This session will be facilitated by Diana Pasek-Atkinson, Enterprise Adviser Manager, NTU Enterprise, Dryden Enterprise Centre

Diana has been developing a new programme “Innovate People!” convening discussions with SME leaders to co-create and explore ingredients for their organisational recipes for innovation. The focus is on finding a fresh flavour of innovation, the UMAMI of innovation in people, sharing best practice and inspiration and empowering themselves and their workforce to foster creativity and innovation.

In this session Diana will outline some of the thinking and resources discussed so far and invite contributions to the conversation through a panel discussion.

NTU Enterprise, based at the new purpose-built Dryden Enterprise Centre offers a range of business support programmes through start-up and growth as well as access to fabulous new facilities for SMEs.


Diana joined the NTU Enterprise Team in 2016, returning to her alma mater Nottingham Trent University after some years! Her role is supporting students, graduates and SMEs to start up, grow and innovate in business.

Diana has a particular interest in helping creative people understand how to make a living from their creativity. After graduating with a BA(Hons) Fine Art, she set up as self-employed, subsequently pursuing a career combining her love of business, creative and education fields.

Diana worked in the arts, museums and galleries sector as an educator and events manager following her PGCE Art & Design Education. She was a Strategic Arts Development Officer for Creative Industries at Nottinghamshire County Council for seven years and served as a trustee of Arts Development UK. She was also a founder and director of horticultural business Plantessential.

Diana achieved her MBA from Nottingham University Business School in 2002, was awarded a fellowship of EEUK (Enterprise Educators UK) in 2019 and has been a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) since 2015.

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