Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in The Innovation Ecosystem



An innovation ecosystem is a network of interconnected individuals, teams and entities that co-evolve to facilitate shared innovation delivery. Innovation ecosystems play a critical role in building a sustainable innovation strategy. Knowledge of an organisation’s unique 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.

This masterclass will help you understand the 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 initiatives can support your innovation strategy.

This 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 to develop and implement innovative strategies.

What are the Course Objectives?

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

  • Map your own innovation ecosystem.
  • Understand the parameters of your internal ecosystem.
  • Complete a stakeholder map. 

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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