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Innovation Commercialisation & Entrepreneurship

Course Outline
The Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship, known as the PG Cert ICE), is 3-year, taught, multi-disciplinary course. The PG Cert(ICE) will provide you with an integrated professional practice skill-set in the theory and practice of innovation, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship.

This course, offered through UCC's College of Business and Law, has been developed to meet the emerging opportunities presented by new technologies, growth in knowledge-based and service-based sectors, globalisation, and the increased focus on outsourcing by traditional enterprise. The PG Cert(ICE) course allows you to consider, create and grow entrepreneurial ventures, both within existing organisations and in high-tech start-ups.

Why Choose This Course?
The Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship is a part-time programme particularly designed and structured for practising scientists, technologists and others working in science and technology based ventures, or for candidates who wish to work in this area.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2H2 primary degree.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .


1-3 years part-time

The course consists of 30 credits, which can be taken in 1 year or up to 3 years. The range of commitment ranges from 6 hours to 2 hours per week respectively.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
What can I do after I graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship?

There is a range of potential opportunities for graduates to work in business development or technology transfer for both innovative start-ups and established companies.

Occupations associated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

There are also potential opportunities to work as an analyst, consultant or policy maker in Government.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator
Dr Brian O'Flaherty
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3335

Subjects taught

This course can be taken part-time for up to 3 years. It consists of 30 credits of taught modules delivered by departments within the College of Business and Law.

The course consists of the following modules:

Core Modules

Students take core modules to the value of 20 credits as follows:
AC6301 Innovation Finance (5 credits)
IS6307 Creativity and Opportunity Recognition (5 credits)
IS6306 Technology Business Planning (5 credits)
MG6705 Marketing for High Technology Entrepreneurs (5 credits)

Elective modules

Students take 10 credits from the following:
AC6302 Early Stage Capital (5 credits)
LW6104 Intellectual Property Law for High-Tech Entrepreneurs (5 credits)
MG6305 People and Organisations (5 credits)
MG6309 Strategy (5 credits)
MG6704 Internationalisation and Sales (5 credits)

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Assessment method

All modules are assessed using continuous assessment and teamwork

Application date

Closing Date: 08 December, 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: January 2018

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