Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development (Limerick)

Trinity College Dublin (DPCIA-CTIE-1P (March 2019))
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Tangent - Trinity's Ideas Workspace

Skills Area

Business, Administration and Law

General Information
Contact

Gillian Roddie

Email

springboard@tcd.ie

Phone

(01) 8961856

Address

Trinity College Dublin, Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workplace, 3 Foster Place, College Green, Dublin 2

Role

Programme Coordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

08/03/2019

Start Date

25/03/2019

End Date

09/08/2019

About this Course

Have you got a great idea and you want the tools to help to make it a reality? Are you interested in developing your innovation and creativity skills and learning more about how to use them for an entrepreneurial venture?

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development is to empower students to translate creative and innovative ideas into products, services and policies for commercial, social and cultural benefit. On this programme, enterprising students from a wide range of backgrounds will learn the fundamentals of creative and design thinking, idea development, opportunity generation and venture planning tools to bring innovative products and services to market. Students will learn to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to problem solving and to addressing national and international societal issues. We welcome students from all disciplines to bring their ideas to the Trinity Tangent table!

This program will run 25th March to 9th August 2019.

Module 1: 25th March to 17th May 2019. This Module will be run over 8 weeks in-person, with students attending class every Wednesday and Thursday in Limerick City Centre (9.30am - 5pm).

Modules 2 and 3: 20th May to 28th June and 1st July to 9th August. These Modules will be on-line, with students provided with access to the Bank of Ireland Workbench spaces to access their on-line learning.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Investigate a diverse range of innovation topics, innovators and innovation contexts.

Analyse theoretical concepts associated with innovation and entrepreneurship.

Develop, assess and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts and organizations.

Communicate and interact with multiple stakeholders and work effectively in a multidisciplinary context.

Critique the commercial, social and cultural value associated with innovation.

Evaluate the process involved in bringing an idea through to implementation.

Entry Requirements

Recognised NFQ Level 8 Degree.
Applications are encouraged from all disciplines, but owing to limited numbers of places those with demonstrated innovation and/ or entrepreneurship aspirations will be prioritised.

We will also consider those with lower qualifications plus significant work experience. These candidates will be reviewed under the Trinity Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Long Description

Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Thinking, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Level 9 – 30ECTS)

According to Innovation 2020, the development of talent relevant to innovation is not limited to STEM knowledge but also requires a focus on complementary skills, such as critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship as these are essential to future economic progress. This certificate programme seeks to produce graduates that possess these skills and will contribute to Ireland becoming a global innovation leader. It links higher education and innovation capacity to the needs of the public and private sectors, providing a platform for missions across disciplines and across multiple fields and innovation activities. It is helping Ireland become a country recognised for innovation, competitive advantage and continuing academic excellence fostering a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship where Irish graduates can be job shapers and not just job seekers.

The aim of the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development is to empower students to translate creative and innovative ideas into products, services and policies for commercial, social and cultural benefit. On this programme, enterprising students from a wide range of backgrounds will learn the fundamentals of creative and design thinking, idea development, opportunity generation and venture planning tools to bring innovative products and services to market. Students will learn to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to problem solving and to addressing national and international societal issues. We welcome students from all disciplines to bring their ideas to the Trinity Tangent table!

Why Choose This Course

Students develop their creative potential by acquiring a range of problem-solving and lateral thinking skills. They experience and engage in the innovation process by interacting with entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry mentors in an informal learning environment. Additionally, students engage with industry projects hosted by private or public enterprise. They learn to communicate and interact with industry collaborators and begin to appreciate the process involved in bringing an idea through to application.

Module 1: Innovation and Creativity
1 Theories and processes of Creativity and Innovation
2 Ideation and Brainstorming
3 Critical Thinking
4 Creative Problem Solving & Design Thinking
5 Interviewing for Empathy and Prototype development
6 Fixed Vs Growth Mindset
7 Creative Collaboration & Team Building
8 Reflection / Exploring Failure
9 Career Design
10 Project Management

Module 2: Opportunity Generation & Recognition
1 Traits of the Entrepreneur / Life of the Entrepreneur
2 Idea to implementation
3 Opportunity Generation and Recognition
4 Value proposition Design and Opportunity Mapping
5 Effective Communication, storytelling and network development
6 Explain the factors for successful development and execution of a venture
7 Negotiating and influencing
8 The entrepreneurial organisation
9 Ideas to value creation
10 Factors influencing business success

Module 3: Enterprise Development
1 Business Model Generation / Lean Business Canvas
2 Market Analysis & Customer Segmentation
3 Sources of Capital / Revenue models
4 Budgeting and financial planning
5 Corporate Governance / Founders Agreements
6 IP Management
7 Start-up Ecosystem Overview
8 Taking on Investment
9 Company Setup
10 Leadership Development

Student Life
All registered students are welcomed by Trinity’s Clubs and Societies and have full access to the state-of-the-art Sports Centre. Additionally, students can avail of discounts in various cafés and the Students Union shop on site. On graduating, Trinity students join an extensive community of over 100,000 alumni around the world.

Career Opportunities

Entrepreneurship is a significant driver of economic growth and job creation. It facilitates the creation of new companies, new markets and nurtures new skills and capabilities. Innovation and entrepreneurship combined give rise to new ideas, products, processes and services. This course will empower students with the skills they need to drive their own entrepreneurial job opportunities and provide then with the innovation and creativity skills to fold into an existing career.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop the personal qualities of responsibility, sociability, self-management and integrity. Specifically, students develop communication, leadership, adaptability and teamwork skills. They develop an entrepreneurial mindset, increasing their value to potential employers and/or carefully positioning them to plan a venture of their own.

This programme offers participants the opportunity to develop the personal qualities of responsibility, sociability, self-management and integrity. Specifically, participants develop the following soft skills essential for employment or business ventures:

- Communication: The ability to be articulate when speaking but also have the ability to listen. - Leadership: Acquiring leadership and negotiation skills and be sensitive to cultural diversity. Learning to lead as well as follow and to work to tight deadlines.

- Adaptability: Being flexible enough to adapt and change in a dynamic work environment. Engaging problem-solving abilities to tackle real-world challenges.

- Teamwork: Working well in dynamic group settings and exercise cooperation and compromise. - Integrity & Work Ethic: Maintaining a positive attitude and good work ethic.

Timetable Info

This program will run 25th March to 9th August 2019.

Module 1: 25th March to 17th May 2019. This Module will be run over 8 weeks in-person, with students attending class every Wednesday and Thursday in Limerick City Centre (9.30am - 5pm).
Modules 2 and 3: 20th May to 28th June and 1st July to 9th August. These Modules will be on-line, with students provided with access to the Bank of Ireland Workbench spaces to access their on-line learning.

Delivery Location

The programme will be hosted in the Bank of Ireland workbenches and workspaces. The Workbenches offer state-of-the-art facilities including:

* Hot desks
* Interactive screens
* WIFI
* Entrepreneurship events

Students will attend the in-class sessions at their local Bank of Ireland Workbench in Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Galway.

Delivery Notes

The Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development is a blended programme combining online and classroom-based learning. This new addition to the suite of Tangent Education Programmes aims to support flexibility in learning opportunities by making the University campus accessible regionally.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Gillian Roddie

Address

Trinity College Dublin, Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workplace, 3 Foster Place, College Green, Dublin 2

Phone

(01) 8961856

Email

springboard@tcd.ie

RPL Information

https://www.tcd.ie/teaching-learning/assets/pdf/RPL%20Policy%20Final.pdf

Application Procedures

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY APPLICATIONS IN HARD COPY.

Application procedures: ONLINE ONLY

Applicants must upload the relevant documents in the following four categories:

1. Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max)

2. Letter of motivation (approx 300 words)

3. Copy of completed degree

4. Proof of HEA Springboard eligibility: please refer to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility - Queries regarding eligibility should be directed in the first instance to HEA Springboard. For those with international qualifications please refer to NARIC regarding equivalence to a level 8 qualification.

5. Please provide two references, academic or professional under the following headings: 1. What capacity do you know the individual 2. Can you recommend their suitability for the course Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. References should be on headed paper with relevant contact details.

All documentation must be submitted via the Springboard application portal.

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY APPLICATIONS IN HARD COPY.

Due to the high volume of applications for this programme, we regret that we are unable to provide detailed feedback on a per applicant basis.

SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW

Applicants are assessed in the first instance on the information provided on the Springboard Application Portal – no additional documentation will be passed to the selection committee for consideration.

Following consideration of all applications the selection committee will make one of the following recommendations:

- That you are to be called for interview.
- That you are to be offered a place.
- That your name is to be put on a waiting list.
- That your application has been unsuccessful.

Due to the time required to assess each application, it may be several weeks from the time of application before you are notified of a decision.

Due to a high volume of applications, we regret that feedback cannot be provided to individuals.

NOTIFICATION OF OUTCOME OF APPLICATION

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application through their Springboard portal. Applicants who are offered a place will be requested to confirm their acceptance in line with the Springboard regulations to secure the place.

Please be aware that the Springboard application process is a competitive one and that interviews and/or offers are not guaranteed.

Please note, upon registration students are required to pay the €8 USI levy.


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