Innovation in its broadest sense
At the Academy, innovation is taken in its broadest sense, encompassing the creative arts, social entrepreneurship, engineering, technology and business.
Our programmes are delivered by academic staff drawn from diverse disciplines, who are active in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as senior advisors and practitioners in public and private sector organisations in Ireland and internationally. There is an emphasis on workshops and problem-based learning within multidisciplinary teams.
Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (30 ECTS)
Provided as additional qualification to registered PhD students. Jointly awarded by Trinity College Dublin, UCD and Queen’s University, Belfast.
- Creative Thinking & Innovation (10 ECTS)
- Opportunity Generation & Recognition (5 ECTS)
- Protecting & Exploiting Your Intellectual Property (5 ECTS)
- Planning Your New Venture (5 ECTS)
- Creative Capital (5 ECTS)
- Leadership Development (5 ECTS)
The Postgraduate Certificate has a flexible structure, comprising two core modules and three specialised modules, which can be taken on a flexible schedule throughout the academic year.
Students take part in workshops, seminars, practical challenges, design thinking and innovation projects. There is an intensive, experiential programme with the aim of introducing students to creative thinking within teams and the basic concepts of entrepreneurship.