Innovation & Enterprise Development

Trinity College Dublin

Innovation & Enterprise Development

Postgraduate Certificate (Level 9).

The Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development aims to empower students to translate their creative and innovative ideas into products, services and policies.

You will learn the fundamentals of innovation, idea generation, opportunity recognition and enterprise. You will acquire the tools needed to be innovative and entrepreneurial in your approach to problem solving and how to address societal issues on national and international levels. Our students will experience and engage with entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry mentors through both classroom and on-line environments.

Subjects taught

Module 1: Innovation & Creativity
This module explores principles and practices associated with creativity and innovation. It exposes students to frameworks and methodologies for idea generation, problem solving and creative collaboration.

Module 2: Opportunity Generation, Recognition & Communication
This module provides students with the tools to generate and recognise entrepreneurial opportunity. There is also a focus on the communication and articulation of such opportunity in an influential manner.

Module 3: Enterprise Development
This module introduces students to the process involved in creating, leading and scaling an entrepreneurial start-up venture.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be in possession of a level 8 honours degree (or equivalent), 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: 8th November 2023

Please note: places are offered on a rolling basis, and the course may close in advance of date listed.


22 weeks, Monday & Tuesday evenings.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course have established new venture start-ups and gained employment across a number of industries, nationally and internationally.

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  • Qualification letters

    P. Grad. Cert.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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