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Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The course aims to develop the Trinity undergraduate student population's core innovation and enterprise skills. It is practically oriented, emphasising experiential learning and project work. Graduates of this course will gain an additional qualification to their undergraduate degree.

It is open to Senior Fresh and Junior Sophister (2nd & 3rd Year) Trinity students from any discipline. The course is delivered in a blended format with a mixture of online learning and in-person evening classes.

Students eligible for this opportunity must reside in Ireland throughout the entire course. Individuals participating in the Erasmus program during the academic year for which they are applying are not eligible.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is funded via the Human Capital Initiative allowing Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace to offer free places to Trinity students.

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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.

Michaelmas Term
This module incorporates idea generation, validation, problem-solving and communication. Topics covered during this module include:

- Design Thinking & Doing
- Empathy & Customer Personas 
- Theories of Creativity & Design
- Effective Communication

- Prototyping & Generating Solutions

- The Entrepreneurial Journey

- Multidisciplinary Team Project

Hilary Term

This module incorporates opportunity identification, business model identification and market analysis. Topics covered during this module include: 

- Business Models and Open Accelerator

- Defining a Product or Service & Value Proposition

- Market Analysis

- Organisation Types of Enterprises

- Operations

- Finance for New Ventures

- Idea to Implementation

- Failing Forward and Effective Pitches

- Multidisciplinary Team Project

When combined, innovation and entrepreneurship give rise to new ideas, products, processes and services. Students 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 beyond their discipline. Delivered by academics and industry professionals with an international profile, the programme aims to combine theoretical concepts underpinning innovation and entrepreneurship with practical industry expertise.

Joining this programme gives you the opportunity to meet students from across Trinity, grow your network, work in multidisciplinary teams and develop your innovative thinking.

The programme incorporates a host of contributors both from academia and industry.

Vahe Sasunts
Computer Science, Trinity

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.