Innovation in Our University

Inspiring Innovation

Innovation in Our University

As a university we want to adapt and innovate for the future to design new models of teaching, pioneer new research and design new ways to serve our communities.

How can university courses and departments innovate to provide the best experience and evolve for the future? Where can staff go for support to develop and implement new ideas? The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group is a safe space for creativity and collaboration where new ideas can grow and be tested.

Our team will work with students as part of their courses, and staff to host sessions, reward innovation and support idea development.

Innovation on Academic Courses

Beyond the core academic content, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group can support teaching on courses through guest lectures and workshops and engagement in student entrepreneurial projects. Our ambition is to support academics by bringing in cross-disciplinary and practical concepts to encourage an innovative mindset and supplement subject teaching.

Topics which can be embedded into modules include:

  • Exploring the future and the impact of the fourth industrial revolution
  • Undertaking idea generation and testing
  • Utilising design thinking for innovative ideas
  • Developing a value proposition for an idea
  • Creating a business model canvas
  • Delivering public presentations and pitches
  • Launching an entrepreneurial venture

Our ambition is to add value by offering a new perspective and share tools and concepts which can be used to innovate in all industries. We want to work with courses to support RGU’s strategic aim of embedding entrepreneurship across all courses.

If academic colleagues are interested in resources, guest sessions or consultation on embedding innovation in their courses, they can contact

RGU Innovation Award

The RGU Innovation Award is an extra-curricular micro-credential which will develop your competencies in being able to respond to disruption, participate in the process of innovation and design solutions. The award is open to all students at any stage of your studies and you can start and stop at any time. The award consists of three levels:

  • Level 1 - Exploring innovations of the future through subject-focused workshops
  • Level 2 - Putting innovation into action through participating in an interdisciplinary challenge event
  • Level 3 - Leading innovative ideas through completing individual tasks to plan and reflect on a concept

By completing the RGU Innovation Award, you will have undertaken experiences which can be used as examples for future recruitment situations as evidence of skills as well as giving you a unique award to stand out from other candidates. When you complete any level you will gain a certificate of participation which will be noted on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR). Those who complete all three levels will receive the full award certificate.

Current students can find out more:


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