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NTU impact report highlights successes of Enterprise Community

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to share the first NTU Enterprise Impact Report, focusing on activities between June 2021 – December 2022.

A busy workspace in the Dryden Enterprise Centre (DEC).

The report celebrates achievements following an unprecedented period, with Brexit, a global pandemic and international conflict impacting businesses on both financial and personal levels.

In the face of these challenges, the document showcases the inspiring and positive journey of the NTU Enterprise community. From opening the Dryden Enterprise Centre (DEC), a state-of-the art innovation centre in the heart of Nottingham, to changing the development and delivery of support to businesses, the Enterprise team have:

  • Seen £9.6m of investment generated by the business community
  • Awarded £25k in grant funding to students and graduates
  • Helped to create 48 new businesses
  • Placed in the top 15% of podcasts shared globally.
People in board room

DEC success

Since opening its doors in the height of the covid pandemic in May 2020, the DEC has supported collaboration, engagement and growth - enabling ideas to evolve, and networks to form.

As of December 2022, over half of the available space in the facility was allocated to fee paying commercial members, with a number of cross-industry businesses currently calling the DEC home.

Ideas on whiteboard

NTU Student Enterprise

In order to develop the skills and knowledge of budding entrepreneurs, NTU Enterprise also offers a comprehensive package of support to NTU undergraduate and postgraduate students. This growing number of student entrepreneurs can access training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

During the 18-month period, 456 members signed up to the Entrepreneurs Club, with 219 sign ups also recorded for the Freelancer Club.

Learn more about the inspiring achievements of NTU Enterprise by reading the full Impact Report.

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NTU impact report highlights successes of Enterprise Community

Published on 5 April 2023
  • Category: Business; City Campus transformation; The Hive

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