Course Overview

This Postgraduate Diploma in TechInnovation course is a one-year part-time entrepreneurship development programme that aims to fill the gap in terms of entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship skills in both small and large companies. The aim of this course is to teach people how to create a company or how to create a new business unit within an existing company, with a particular focus on innovation-driven enterprises that can scale up, including considerations around:

  • Various challenges around commercialising innovations (ideas and technologies);
  • Business constraints and guidelines;
  • Other difficulties related to getting new products to sizeable markets (“crossing the chasm”).

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first or second class degree at undergraduate level, in any discipline, along with three years’ relevant industrial experience; or an ordinary or third class honours undergraduate degree, with five years’ relevant industrial experience; or a recognised professional qualification and five years of relevant industrial experience. Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the programme. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be considered for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, blended learning

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

30

Closing Date

Expected date August 2018.

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

Blended learning

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

PAC code

NA: apply via www.springboard.ie

Course Outline

The course will include working through issues of market analysis, technology viability assessment, competitive positioning, team-building, product lifecycle planning, marketing strategy, sales channel analysis, and with a strong emphasis on the entrepreneur/intrapreneur as a salesperson.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This course is suitable for those who have a business idea and wish to explore the full potential through a structured approach. It will help to guide students and increase their skills, to share best practices in entrepreneurship and to accelerate innovation maturation and transfer into business. It will ideally place students to fill the entrepreneurial need in the West of Ireland. Programme participants will have the benefit of an experienced team who will help them to meet their goals in terms of entrepreneurial skills acquisition.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Dr John Breslin
T: +353 91 492622
E: john.breslin@nuigalway.ie