in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The course aims to develop the core skills of innovation and enterprise in the Trinity undergraduate student population. It is practically oriented with a specific emphasis on experiential learning and project work. Graduates of this course will gain an additional qualification to their undergraduate degree.
It is currently open to Senior Fresh and Junior Sophister Trinity students from any discipline. Delivery of this course will be carried out online and is adapted to suit the undergraduate timetable.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a Level 7 (10 ECTS) programme delivered on a part time basis available to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students registered at Trinity. The programme will foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the undergraduate student population and the development of the core skills of innovation and enterprise. It will be practically oriented with a specific emphasis on project work and problem based learning. Students will develop the soft skills essential to any entrepreneur or intrapreneur.
Course Dates & Location
All classroom sessions are held at on Blackboard, Trinity College's Virtual Learning Environment.
Module One - Creative Thinking (Michaelmas Term 2021)
Module Two - Entrepreneurial Action (Hilary Term 2022)
The timetable for this course can be accessed here.
Module One: Creative Thinking (5 ECTS)
This module incorporates idea generation, validation, problem solving and communication.
Workshop: Design Thinking
Online: What is innovation?
Online: Theories of creativity and design
Online: Rapid idea generation and insight
Online: Storyboarding and idea mapping
Online: Design Thinking & doing
Online: Communicating your idea
Online: The entrepreneurial journey
Workshop: Understanding team roles
Workshop: Resolving conflict in teams
Workshop: Design Thinking
Multidisciplinary Team Project: Designing an innovative solution to a real world problem
Module Two: Entrepreneurial Action (5 ECTS)
This module incorporates opportunity identification, business model identification and market analysis
Online: Traits of the Entrepreneur
Online: Idea to implementation
Online: Opportunity Mapping/Need Finding
Online: Market analysis / Feasibility testing
Online: Marketing strategy
Online: Types of Enterprises
Online: Entrepreneurial Impact
Workshop: Intellectual Property
Workshop: The Lean Business Canvas / Value Proposition Multidisciplinary
Team Project: Product/Service Market Analysis
When combined, innovation and entrepreneurship give rise to new ideas, products, processes and services. Student entrepreneurs participating in this programme will learn how to think creatively, identify prospective business opportunities and develop business models to support their development.
The programme will enable undergraduate students to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to problem solving and addressing national, international and societal issues related to their discipline and beyond. Delivered by academics and industry professionals with international profile, the programme aims to combine theoretical concepts underpinning innovation and entrepreneurship with practical industry expertise.
Academic Staff / Contributors
Dr Daniel Rogers
Dr Mike Wride
What Previous Students Say
If you’re in any way considering it you should just go for it, you have nothing to lose. In computer science especially, design thinking plays a big role. We wouldn’t cover it in our course, but a lot of what we do in terms of reiterating and recompiling so to speak revolves around design thinking.
Being that it was cross-discipline you could see how the different courses work, you could see what different people with different skill sets and strengths do, what they value. It showed that everyone does have different strengths.
You start to really realize that everybody has something to offer no matter what the initial problem is or what the solution is going to be, everybody can have input and the can have meaningful input as well. Don’t consider it, just do it!. Having done a course through the Innovation Academy is brilliant, it will only make me stand out as a mature student going into the workforce.
This course is fully funded under HCI for students who are in Senior Fresh and Junior Sophister Trinity students (2nd and 3rd year) from any discipline.
How To Apply
Register Your Interest for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
This course will commence in September 2021. For more information please contact Student Recruitment Officer Jane Flanagan at email@example.com / 086 0320487.