Masterclass in The Innovation Ecosystem


An Innovation ecosystem is a network of interconnected individuals, teams and entities that co-evolve to facilitate shared innovation conception and delivery.

Innovation ecosystems play a critical role in supporting innovation and building a sustainable innovation strategy. Knowledge of an organisation’s unique internal and external innovation ecosystem leads to a better understanding of key relationships and resources, helping to transform ideas into reality and to maximise productivity. Continuous ecosystem analysis, monitoring the stakeholders within it and understanding the key role each play is fundamental to appreciating the integrations, inter-dependencies and risks on which an organisation’s innovation strategy relies.    

Short description

This masterclass will help you understand the internal and external ecosystem that supports innovation. It will help you tap into existing resources and initiatives while also assessing the changes needed in the business to support your path to innovation success. You will explore the practice of stakeholder mapping and learn practical tools that can be applied to build a comprehensive stakeholder map for your organisation. You will also learn about different types of innovation and how the right innovation initiatives and culture can support your innovation strategy.

What topics will you cover?

Masterclass (1 x 3-hour workshop)


  • Types of innovation;
  • The innovation ecosystem framework;
  • Internal ecosystem – analysing your internal assets, business culture, potential gaps, challenges and opportunities;
  • External ecosystem – identifying potential assistors, available resources and supports;
  • Stakeholder inventory - reviewing and prioritising your stakeholders.

On completion of the Masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Map your own innovation ecosystem;
  • Understand the parameters of your internal ecosystem;
  • Understand which aspects of the external ecosystem apply to your innovation strategy;
  • Complete a stakeholder map. 

On completion of the Masterclass a Certificate of Completion will be provided.

Who is this course for?

This Masterclass is designed for individuals who want the skills to strengthen their organisation's innovation capability. It is designed for leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and enterprising individuals who seek the knowledge and skills to develop and implement innovative strategies.

Who teaches the course?

Geraldine Lavin BComm, MSc 

Geraldine is a certified management consultant, lecturer, SME mentor and national policy adviser. By combining a career in the education sector while also working in business development, Geraldine merges research-led critical thinking and academic rigor with a solid focus on practical application. She aims to make business support and funding initiatives accessible to all SMEs and has secured over €3 million in funding for her client’s pilot projects. 

Gary Fox Bbs, MA, MSc 

Gary is an entrepreneur, podcaster, lecturer and investor. His podcast, The Entrepreneur Experiment, is the number one independent business podcast in Ireland. He has business interests in the real estate and hospitality sectors. Gary’s mission is to help 1,000 people start their own businesses. 

How is the course delivered?

3-hour interactive online live webinar session  

All participants need to have a computer with microphone and video capability. 

Course Fees

Price available on request.


Start / End Dates

Dates available on request, 1 x 3 hours total 

No additional work outside these hours

This Masterclass is also delivered as part of our 8-week Innovation Management programme.

How do I register and pay for the course?

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Register your interest at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

As Ireland’s leading university, we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes at masters, diploma and certificate level.

Trinity is an international university steeped in history, with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation.

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