Systems Innovation for Sustainable
Enterprise and Communities

Systems Innovation for Sustainable Enterprise and Communities is a newly introduced initiative focused on upskilling groups of individuals in systems innovation, and its practical application to address local, regional, or sector-specific climate related sustainability challenges.

Who is it for?

The programme is for any group of individuals who wish to work together on a self-identified sustainability challenge. The programme may suit communities, enterprise clusters, or specific sectors wishing to address the sustainability challenges they collectively face. The programme is offered at level 9 NFQ, so applicants should either already hold a primary degree, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of informal training or experiential learning.

 

How will it work?

Teams of individuals will receive customised training via a series of online and in-person workshops to better understand the complexity of the sustainability challenges they face. Participants will work through three distinct phases of learning over three months to produce a portfolio of synergistic projects designed to address specific sustainability challenges.

 

Will I need to sit an exam?

There are no written exams for the programme. Assessment will be based on a team presentation, a short written report, and an individual reflection on learning experiences and how the new knowledge might be implemented by the learner in the future. Participants who successfully complete the programme will receive an IKC3 certificate of completion.

 

 

How do I apply?

We welcome applications from existing communities, enterprise clusters, or specific sectors that can guarantee between 20 and 40 participants in the programme.

 

Expressions of interest should be sent to info@ikc3.ie

  • Include a 1-page document explaining 
  • Who is your group
  • Where you are based
  • Your overarching sustainability challenge
  • Any additional information you may wish to add

 

Discover the Systems Innovation for Sustainable Enterprise and Communities Programme
undertaken in partnership with Laois County Council and the Portlaoise Community
Healthy Clean Cities

Healthy, Clean Cities

Resilient Regions

Resilient Regions

Landscapes as Carbon Sinks

Landscapes as Carbon Sinks

Long Termism

Long-termism

Climate Friendly Food Systems and Diets

Climate-friendly Food Systems and Diets

Circular Regenative Economies

Circular Regenerative Economies

Net Zero Emissions Energy

Resilient, Net-Zero-Emissions Energy

Just Transitions

Just Transformation

Healthy, Clean Cities

Fifteen cities across Europe are working with EIT Climate-KIC to accelarate their transitions towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience.

resilient regions

Resilient
Regions

We work with regions particularly exposed to climate impacts due to the make-up of their landscapes, economies and societies.

landscapes as carbon sinks

Landscapes as Carbon Sinks

We apply systems thinking to help turn a number of specific landscapes across Europe from carbon sources to carbon sinks.

long-termism

Long-termism

We’re designing a demonstration to address short-term thinking (in finance and other areas of society) that prevents the 1.5C transition we need.

Healthy Clean Cities

Healthy, Clean Cities

Resilient Regions

Resilient Regions

Landscapes as Carbon Sinks

Landscapes as Carbon Sinks

Long Termism

Long-termism

Climate Friendly Food Systems and Diets

Climate-friendly Food Systems and Diets

Circular Regenative Economies

Circular Regenerative Economies

Net Zero Emissions Energy

Resilient, Net-Zero-Emissions Energy

Just Transitions

Just Transformation

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