Climate Entrepreneurship - Tangent Trinity's Ideas Workspace

Trinity College Dublin

Climate Entrepreneurship - Tangent Trinity's Ideas Workspace

Tackling climate change needs innovative solutions and creative thinking to reduce the risk to our future, improve environmental sustainability and empower individuals, businesses and society to play their part. If you have a desire to make an impact by putting ideas into action, this course will equip you with the skills, confidence and networking you need. On completing the course, you will be prepared to plan and develop a sustainable venture or project that contributes to climate change mitigation and drive economic development.

Developed in collaboration with the School of Natural Sciences and Tangent, Trinity' Ideas Workspace, this Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Entrepreneurship brings together experts to deliver and exciting and dynamic programme through an integrated multidisciplinary approach. Graduates will develop entrepreneurial skills that can be applied to any aspect of climate action. They will be given critical and lateral thinking skills and an understanding of the societal and economic value that can be achieved by applying an innovative approach to the global challenge.

This course will support flexibility in learning opportunities. 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. A part-time course run over 24 weeks with teaching two evenings a week, students are given the opportunity to develop new skills while continuing employment. Funded under the Government's HEA Springboard+ programme, the course is free to eligible candidates.

In-person in Dublin on the Tangent floor of the Trinity campus in the new Trinity Business School and online using Blackboard, Trinity's Virtual Learning Platform.

Entry requirements

Funding eligibility is as outlined the Springboard+ website.

Applicants must be in possession of a level 8 honours degree (or equivalent) with grade 2.1 or higher, 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).

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

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


18 weeks, Blended programme with 7 in-person, 13 hybrid (online or in-person) and 16 online sessions.

Blended delivery of in-person and online classes

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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