Opportunity | Design and Innovation New Business Development Programme

1.01.2016 –

ID2015 and The Ignite Academy

This pilot programme has been developed as a collaboration between ID2015 and The Ignite Academy to grow and support expert business skills within the creative sector.


The programme offers training, mentoring and networking support to 20 high potential design graduates* who display highly developed design skills and are interested in significantly building their capacity to start or grow a creative enterprise. *(up to 2 years graduated)


Through participation on the programme participants will develop a product or service offering that can be brought to market within 6 months.


The aim is to create immediate sustainable self-employment for the participating designers with potential additional future employment in the businesses as they scale.


The programme will deliver 16 days of expert training in key business start-up areas with a complete focus on the specific needs of Irish creative businesses.


The training programme will be supported by three 1/1 mentoring meetings for each participant from a panel of DCCOI design mentors and IGNITE ACADEMY business mentors.


Applications are invited from across all design disciplines and it is desirable that a mixed discipline group can be established.


To apply and for more information visit http://igniteacademy.ie/id2015/


Closing date January 29th, 5pm 

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