The SIE Blog

Inspiring Impact – helping you find your next great idea.


We’ve recently launched Inspiring Impact, a brand new section of our website which is packed with videos and links designed to help you come up with new innovative ideas for the next big thing.




If you are looking to develop ideas that have social or environmental impact, take inspiration from our sources. You’ll find links to stories from students and professionals who care about social impact, as well as experts talking about potential challenges to address.

In the video below,  Selina Hales, founder of Refuweegee, talks to SIE about what motivated her to start the project, and the opportunities to make a difference. We hope that Selina’s story – along with the others featured in Inspiring Impact will help you to spark up some fresh ideas.



Of course, inspiration can also strike closer to home. Below, product designer, Gregor Risk explains the inspiration behind his final year project, the key insights he discovered and the impact his product has on the user.


Where could you have an impact?

Our Fresh Ideas competition is taking online entries in December and January. The competition is designed for early stage ideas and you could win up to £1000.   This year we are also offering additional awards for the best ideas fitting three special categories; Healthcare, Food & Drink and the Creative Industries.

Enter online here.