Certificate in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship
GMIT has developed this free, 18 week part-time course to enable ambitious students to transform their ideas into new businesses.
This is not a traditional classroom taught course. Students will interact with a broad range of project hosts, practitioners, industry leaders and entrepreneurs including well known entrepreneurs such as:
Brendan Allen (Castlemine Farms)
Ronan Byrne (Friendly Farmer)
Declan Droney (Kinvara Smoked Salmon)
Pat McDonagh (Supermacs)
Maurice Knightly (formerly O’Briens Sandwich Bar)
John Daley (John Daley Foods)
There will be two days of lectures per week - one day online, and one day in the classroom.
The practical application of learning is embedded in the course through regular real-life project challenges and the incorporation of industry and practitioner guest speakers and contributors into the course.
Participation in multi-disciplinary teams ensures students are exposed to alternative knowledge, skills sets and perspectives. This broadens participants' horizons and stimulates the cross-fertilisation of ideas and capabilities.
Delivery of the course will be led by the Innovation Hubs at GMIT which have enabled dozens of potential entrepreneurs to take their ideas from concept to full commercialisation.
What our graduates say:
“The course really helped me develop my business idea and business plan. More importantly, it helped me with the transition from homemaker to entrepreneur”. Hilda Patton
“The course is full of inspiration with totally up-to-date information delivered by a professional team”. Deirdre Bennett
Open for applications on www.springboardcourses.ie Start date February 2022.