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The Trinity Centre for Social Innovation aims to create an open and inviting social learning space and engage with a wide variety of participants to challenge current thinking and co-create new ideas.

Little Heresies

Little Heresies is a series of events that provide opportunities for a wide audience to participate in discussing disruptive ideas to tackle societal issues.

The series exposes participants to disruptive ideas on critical societal issues. It challenges the social psychology of society as it is currently constructed. The aim is to “unstick” dominant societal arrangements and focus on how to reorganise institutions in an increasingly complex and uncertain world.

We aim to host three events over the course of 2018 and expose audiences to systems approaches to change as well as create a platform for greater interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary engagement across all sectors. For further information please contact our Engagement Catalyst, Joan O'Donnell at

Our first event entitled "Unsticking the System: The Role of Banks and Banking", took place on February 22nd.

Learn more about Little Heresies.

Pathways to Business

A collaboration between the Trinity Access Programme (TAP), the School of Business, Trinity Business Alumni and Investec.

Pathways to business is a project with a local focus. Working with TAP, the Centre will launch a programme to reach out to second level students in disadvantaged areas of Ireland. It will provide information, encouragement, support and mentors to encourage greater participation in third level institutions and fulfilling employment.

The Pathways to Business programme will inspire and support students from under-represented groups who are interested in business careers and will give them the confidence, knowledge and tools to maximise their potential by providing opportunities and insights into business careers from engagements with business academics and commercial and social enterprises.

Launch Event

The launch event of the Trinity Centre for Social Innovation took place on February 2nd in Trinity Business School. We celebrated our range of exciting new initiatives and introduced the team, as well as engaged in a dialogue on the topic of “Social Innovation - Why Bother?” 

Panel members included Madeleine Clarke, Chair of European Venture Philanthropy Association, Ben Butler, Trinity Business Student of the Year 2015, member of Investec and Niamh Lally, Visiting Researcher Trinity Centre for Social Innovation.

The launch of the Centre signalled a significant expansion of the scope of the previous Centre for Nonprofit Management (CNM) which was established in 2000 through a generous grant from Atlantic Philanthropies and was the first of its kind in Ireland. The experience of the CNM and the growth of Trinity Business School provide a tremendous opportunity to expand our activities in research and teaching as well as innovation and engagement. 2018 will be an exciting year with a full programme of activities in each of these areas. 


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