We shape creative minds.

#UnlockingCreativity

We shape creative minds.

#UnlockingCreativity

We shape creative minds.

#UnlockingCreativity

The Innovation Academy’s mission is to provide a transformational educational experience for the betterment of society and the economy. We shape creative minds capable of launching new ventures.

Innovation Academy UCD is a unit of University College Dublin, and was established through the Innovation Alliance between University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. Since then it has expanded from its initial focus on working with PhDs. Today the Academy works with undergraduates, postgraduates, and educators, and with organisations and partners beyond academia.

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Find a Course That Fits Your Need!

At Innovation Academy UCD we offer you a transformative educational experience
no matter what level, discipline or industry you work in.

Find a Course That Fits Your Need!

At Innovation Academy UCD we offer you a transformative educational experience
no mater what level, discipline or industry you work in.

PgCertificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

Transform your career with UCD – Springboard+. This course will enable you to explore and develop your career in new directions, potentially as an entrepreneur or simply by developing your creative and entrepreneurial mindset.


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Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators
Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

Educators reimagine education. The course is designed for educators of all levels and disciplines who want to explore new ways to teach. It offers a transformative experience for educators and their students.


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UCD undergraduate innovation modules
UCD Undergraduate Innovation Modules

Work beyond your discipline and build industry experience. These modules are available to all undergraduate students of University College Dublin to help you to exercise your creative thinking skills or to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.


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UCD undergraduate innovation modules
UCD PhD Innovation Modules

An educational collaboration between University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast, the Joint certificate is open to all registered PhD students from those three institutions and comprises of two core modules and a series of optional modules.


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UCD undergraduate innovation modules
UCD Master Innovation Modules

Develop your communications, ideation skills, and creativity.You will join brainstorming and prototyping workshops to hone your creative thinking and problem solving skills.


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UCD undergraduate innovation modules
UCD PhD Innovation Modules

An educational collaboration between University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Queens University Belfast, the Joint certificate is open to all registered PhD students from those three institutions and comprises of two core modules and a series of optional modules.


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UCD undergraduate innovation modules
UCD Master Innovation Modules

Develop your communications, ideation skills, and creativity.You will join brainstorming and prototyping workshops to hone your creative thinking and problem solving skills.


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It’s like being immersed in a river of ideas.
Every day. Every moment.Ferdia Mac Anna (novelist, director, producer, and Innovation Academy graduate)
It’s like being immersed in a river of ideas. Every day. Every moment.Ferdia Mac Anna (novelist, director, producer, and Innovation Academy graduate)

Our Success Stories 

Our Success Stories 





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