Masterclass in Pharmaceutical Innovation


The Masterclass in Pharmaceutical Innovation has been developed by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Trinity College Dublin and Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace.


This one-day in-person programme focuses on design thinking in a pharmaceutical setting, while also introducing the concept of responsible innovation. We look at innovation on a broader scale, exploring why it is important in this sector and how to apply innovation tools and frameworks in day-to-day work. This programme is a comprehensive exploration of attitudes, motivations, and behaviours needed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and nurture a culture of innovation among pharmaceutical professionals.

The masterclass will cover the importance of innovation in times of economic uncertainty and change and how we all have the potential to become more innovative in our approach to delivering value as pharmaceutical professionals. In addition, the programme will give you the opportunity to consider challenges that you experience in your work and collaborate with others across different sectors to explore and address these ideas.

The masterclass is targeted at practicing pharmacists in community or hospital pharmacies, and medical or scientific advisors in the pharmaceutical industry. It will also be of interest to pharmacists seeking to move into a role in the sector. 

A Certificate of Completion will be provided on completion of the masterclass.

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Who Teaches the Masterclass?

The masterclass will be taught by experienced members of the Tangent team in Trinity, with input from academics in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Tangent is a unit of Trinity College Dublin focused on providing entrepreneurship and innovation training. The Tangent team has significant experience of delivering such training to the healthcare and pharma sector and will work alongside the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to offer an engaging and relevant course.

Time, Date, and Place

The masterclass will be delivered as an experiential, high energy, one-day programme. It will be delivered in person in Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, on the the First Floor of the Trinity Business School at Trinity College Dublin.

The next masterclass will be held on 6th November 2024. Registration for this course will close on 20th October 2024.

Course Fees

€400, for pharmacists working in the community or hospital pharmacy sectors.

Note: €400 is below the full economic cost of this course. This masterclass is subsidised by the HEA’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) fund which enables us to offer it at a reduced price to participants for a limited period of time. Commercial entities will be charged full economic cost of €800, which can be paid via invoice or using the online payment portal as two transactions. Individuals from commercial entities (pharmaceutical industry) should please contact the course co-ordinators (details below) in advance of payment.


For more information, reach out to the course coordinators at:

Professor Anne Marie Healy, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin

Assistant Professor Bernard Naughton, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin

Pharmacists working in the community or hospital pharmacy sector can register for this course using PayPal at the link below.

Individuals coming from the commercial pharmaceutical industry sector should contact the course coordinators, Anne Marie Healy or Bernard Naughton for cost details and to arrange payment.

Participation in this CPD course does not include access to the Trinity Library or any other student services (including a student ID card).

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