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Postgraduate Certificate in
Innovation & Enterprise Development

Funded via Springboard

Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development: Open Information Session

Aimed at professionals who want to be job shapers and not seekers, this course equips graduates with the creative confidence and skills to translate ideas into innovative solutions.

Delivered online using Blackboard, Trinity's Virtual Learning System, this course aims to support flexibility in learning opportunities. A strong focus is placed on experiential and action-focused learning on the programme, which is taught via a combination of masterclasses, workshops and project-based learning.

Graduates will develop their creative potential, their critical and lateral thinking and an understanding of the societal and economic value that can be achieved by applying an innovative approach in enterprise.

The course combines theoretical knowledge with a focus on developing the applied skills required to engage successfully in entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activity.

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Programme Overview

On this programme, you will learn the fundamental of idea development, creative problem solving and innovation. You will be able to recognise and communicate opportunities and value in order to introduce new and improved solutions to existing and developing enterprises.

You will learn to approach problem solving in an innovative way, by using tools and techniques to brainstorm new ideas and applying lateral thinking. By engaging with entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry mentors in an informal learning environment and by availing of valuable peer-to-peer learning you will experience the process of bringing an idea through from development through to implementation.

Course Content

Module 1: Innovation & Creativity (Delivered Online)

  • This module explores principles and practices associated with creativity and innovation. It exposes students to frameworks and methodologies for idea generation, problem solving and creative collaboration.

Module 2: Opportunity Generation, Recognition, & Communication (Delivered Online)

  • This module provides the student with the tools to generate and recognise entrepreneurial opportunity. There is also a focus on the communication and articulation of such opportunity in an influential manner.

Module 3: Enterprise Development (Delivered Online)

  • This module introduces the process involved in creating, leading and scaling entrepreneurial start-up venture.

Course Dates & Location

The Innovation & Entreprise Development Cert will commence on 31 January 2022.
Please note the closing date is 2 November 2021.
This course will be rolled out in three locations: Dublin, Wexford & Galway.
Please indicate your location preference when submitting your Expression of Interest form.

This course will be delivered online using Blackboard, Trinity's Virtual Learning System. This is in line with government guidelines and Trinity directives regarding social distancing.

Eligibility / Admission Requirements

Funding eligibility is as outlined the Springboard website and can be found on this link.

Applicants must be in possession of a level 8 honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised institution. Those with demonstrated entrepreneurship aspirations will be prioritised.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may still be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability for the course based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) under Trinity’s RPL policy and procedures.

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present qualifications in the English language that pass the grades set by IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent). Please click here for further information.

All students are required to have a laptop or a PC, a webcam and stable Internet connection.

Academic Staff / Contributors

The programme is led and facilitated by Gillian Roddie and Rachel Delaney and incorporates a host of other contributors both from academia and industry.

  • Ms Gillian Roddie
  • Ms Rosemary Deneher
  • Dr Daniel Rogers

How To Apply?

Applications for 2021/2022 are now open: register your interest here.

Course fees:

  • Springboard+ covers 100% of course fees for eligible, unemployed applicants who are successful in their application.
  • Springboard+ covers 90% of course fees for eligible, employed applicants who are successful in their application.
  • The remaining 10% course fee is €300.

For more information, please contact Jane Flanagan, Student Recruitment Officer, on (086) 0 320 487 or or via email.


2019 participants, Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation & Enterprise Development

It has really opened my eyes and given me lots of confidence

It is equipping you with the skills to develop any business

It is a life changing experience. It has equipped me with the skills to go out and start my own business. It’s also given me loads of confidence

The skills are very much in line with what the industry is looking for

As a totality the whole thing was very exciting. Probably because of the rich mixture of lecturers that presented on it. A real diversity of people but very active, very knowledgeable

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