Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Managing Innovation



Essential to the success of an innovation strategy are the processes and systems that support, resource and implement it. Innovation leadership is underpinned by market insight and ensuring new ideas correspond with real needs. Innovation leaders skillfully navigate risk, managing it rather than eliminating it. Innovation leadership is driven through adoption and delegation, clearly establishing ownership of the cascading initiatives that emanate from an organisation’s innovation strategy. Ultimately, innovation leadership is a set of management practices which establish innovation as a key delivery agent of the strategic goals of any organisation.    

This masterclass will give you a clear understanding of the fundamentals of innovation management. It will introduce techniques to help you create, manage, and nurture a prosperous innovation environment in your organisation. It will explore the potential threats to successful innovation management and equip you with the means to detect and overcome them.  

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

What are the Course Objectives?

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

  • Apply innovation development tools.
  • Develop a culture of innovation among the key stakeholders.
  • Understand the issues that can arise during the roll out of innovation initiatives.

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

Who Teaches the Masterclass?

Geraldine Lavin: B.Comm., M.Sc. 

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 more than €3 million in funding for her client’s pilot projects. 

Gary Fox: M.A., M.Sc.

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. 

Time, Date, and Place

The masterclass is delivered over three hours in a live webinar. Attendees should have a computer with microphone and video capability, and are expected to participate in these interactive sessions.

Course Fees

For more information, contact the Tangent team at tangentcourses@tcd.ie


This masterclass is also delivered as part of our eight-week Managing Strategic Innovation programme.

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Register Your Interest

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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