Hincks Centre Events
Reading about entreprenurship and innovation, even from the best sources, is no substitute for face to face contact with others in this dynamic and exciting area . From interactive workshops and speakers to CIT's annual Enterprise Camp, the Hincks Centre hosts a series of events designed to give real insight into the world of entreprenurship.
As part of CIT Innovation Week, the Hincks centre hosted an Entrepreneurship Education Seminar titled 'Facilitating Entrepreneurial Capability in Higher Education'. The aim of the seminar was to explore how we can develop the entrepreneurial mindset in our teaching; the learning opportunities for enterprise that are available beyond the taught learning environment, and also explore how peer learning in a multidisciplinary setting can enhance the enterprise learning experience. Further information on the seminar can be found here.
Stanford D School
Justin Ferrell, Director of Fellowships at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, California, gave a very well received presentation at Cork Institute of Technology on “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking”.
CIT Enterprise Camp
CIT's department of Management and Enterprise and the Hincks Centre host an annual Enterprise Camp each summer in collaboration with the Rubicon Centre, CIT' on campus innovation centre. The camp, aimed at 14-16 year olds, allows them to explore entrepreneurship as a future career during a week-long series of events.
ENGAGING STUDENTS THROUGH ENTERPRISE SOCIETIES SEMINAR
The development of engaging enterprise initiatives across third level institutes is vital to raise the entrepreneurial ambitions and nurture enterprising capabilities of students. The Hincks Centre in partnership with CEEN and funded by the Teaching and Learning Forum delivered a seminar to showcase the outputs from The Engaged Student Project. The overall aim of The Engaged Student Project was to deliver a sustainable infrastructure for both engaging students and facilitating their participation in entrepreneurial activities. A unique aspect of the seminar is the peer to peer student learning where a range of various successful initiatives from HEIs in Ireland will be showcased and discussed. Further information on the seminar can be found here.