Business Innovation for the Bioeconomy*

This module will equip learners with the key skills needed to ideate, develop, critically evaluate and pitch a bioeconomy innovation for internal and /or external stakeholders.  

  • Learners will understand the state of the bioeconomy in Ireland and Europe including current challenges and opportunities.  
  • Learners will develop key knowledge and skills to progress the bioeconomy opportunities e.g. innovation; business development; measuring environmental, economic and social impact; communication and presentation skills. 
  • Learners receive mentoring and training from experts in industry and academia within Ireland. 

What will I learn?

Students who complete this module successfully will be able to: 

  • Interrogate and evaluate knowledge and understanding of the current state of the bioeconomy in Ireland from both industry and academic perspectives.  
  • Critically analyze the field of bioeconomy through the lens of technical innovation, explore gaps in the market as well as challenges and opportunities for new products and services. 
  • Engage in effective analysis of economic and technical viability of a business innovation, as well as analysis of environmental impact of the current state vs a new state. 
  • Design and develop effective communication strategies regarding the aim and functionality of innovations as well as wider context and possible impacts. 

Entry Requirements

This programme is designed for those who have reached NFQ level 8 degree in any relevant degree area. The University’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies. Further information on RPL can be found here.

Course Information

NFQ LEVEL: 9
ACADEMIC CREDITS: 5
DELIVERY MODE: Blended
CONTACT HOURS: 24
START DATE: September 2024 (TBC)
COST: TBC

*Subject to Approval

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HCI Learner Fee Subsidy

This course is part of the Micro-Credentials Learner Fee Subsidy from the HEA. Learners can avail of between 50% – 80% funding.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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Email: parttimekerry@mtu.ie
Phone: +353 (0)66 719 1701

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