Modules in Creative Thinking, Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2017/18
Training in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The Innovation Academy was established to foster the creation of ideas and enable innovation for all. Our community is drawn from all disciplines, within and outside Trinity. We teach skills that can be used for the economic, social and cultural benefit of all.
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- Communicate Your Idea
- Work Outside Your Discipline
- Protect Your Ideas
- Understand Your Value
Creative Thinking & Innovation (10 ECTS)
This module is full time for 3 weeks. The first week introduces the fundamentals of design thinking in multi-disciplinary teams. Working in a team, you’ll embark on a short, intensive project with a mentor from public or private sectors and pitch your ideas in the final week.
Students learn in a fun and transformative hands-on environment through workshops, experimental challenges and discussion with peers and experts. This is a full-time module, Mon-Fri, 9-5, for 3 weeks. This module runs 5 – 23 February 2018.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE: IA7001
Opportunity Generation & Recognition (5 ECTS)
Learn to communicate the social impact of your research in accessible ways to a non-expert audience. Produce a 1-minute video for use at conferences or to enhance your professional profile. Work with journalists and writers to make your work jargon-free and powerful.
Students gain a better understanding of the social context of their work, as well as the self-awareness and confidence to communicate in engaging ways. It is a full-time module, Mon-Fri, 9-5 each day for 1 week. This module runs 9 – 13 October 2017.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE: IA7002
Leadership Development (5 ECTS)
What kind of leader do you want to be? This module uses a rich mix of inputs to challenge assumptions and stimulate ideas for personal development. Gain a better understanding of what motivates some to follow and others to lead.
Students are introduced to a set of leadership practices for effective teams and collaborative working. This module is taught in Queen’s University Belfast. Bursaries are available for travel and accommodation. It is a full-time module for 1 week, Mon-Fri, 9-5 each day. This module runs 27 Nov – 1 Dec 2017.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE: IA7006
Planning Your New Venture (5 ECTS)
This module introduces the fundamentals of entrepreneurial thinking. Learn to plan a project around key milestones, including the essential skill of gathering resources like capital and a dynamic team. You’ll learn essential marketing skills and how to organise for success.
Students learn the key elements of project management through market research, stress-testing ideas, understanding logistics and funding. Learn to have a positive entrepreneurial mindset that can respond to challenges in any environment. This is a full-time module for 1 week, Mon-Fri, 9-5 each day. It runs from 14 -18 May 2018.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE: IA7003
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Learn different options to protect your intellectual property, from copyrighting, patenting, trademarks and industrial design. Understand the value which can be captured and developed commercially from invention and creativity.
Students explore the intellectual property opportunities related to their research area and work on real-life case studies within dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams. This is a full-time module for 1 week, Mon-Fri, 9-5 each day. It runs from 12 -16 March 2018.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE: IA7005
This module brings a practical approach to funding a start-up or a new project. Learn the basics of financial tools and techniques, including what funders look for, and how to assess financial risks. The emphasis is on giving you practical skills for real life.
Students learn the principles of financial management and capital structure which are pivotal to the sustainability of a successful venture. This is a full-time module for 1 week, Mon-Fri, 9-5 each day. It runs from 23 -27 April 2018.