The Graduate School

Enterprise & Innovation

The Innovation Academy

The Innovation Academy is a joint venture between Queen’s University Belfast, University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. The Academy offers PhD students an opportunity to embrace new, innovative ways of thinking through the completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The purpose of this certificate is to transform some of the brightest scholars in these institutions into energetic and resourceful entrepreneurial thinkers.

The certificate is comprised of several modules, covering topics such as Opportunity Generation and Recognition, Financing Your New Venture and Creative Thinking and Innovation.

The modules focus on problem-based learning within multi-disciplinary teams. The Innovation Academy also encourage students to engage in a real-life challenge facing an organisation, for which they are asked to propose an innovative solution.

The Graduate School is holding a briefing session on Thursday 15th December 2016 at 12pm, Training Room 2, lunch will be provided.

Please contact Catherine Pollitt, c.pollitt@qub.ac.uk to register your interest.

Find out more: The Innovation Academy

Guidance for Applicants

Application Form 2017

Applications for 2017 open Friday 16th December 2016