Sustainable Innovators for Enterprise


Through this model, Convene will primarily engage on-campus students, who will be mentored by Enterprise Faculty personnel, in solving enterprise challenges in a ‘low-cost, low commitment’ manner. 

Applications Now Open for Semester 2 Programme: January – May 2022

Sustainable Innovators for Enterprise (SIE) is an immersive learning experience where multidisciplinary teams of students work directly with enterprises to solve real-world challenges. Students are exposed to innovative technologies and supported by training in future-proofing skills such as innovation, digital competency, and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) – skills that are highly valued by employers in today’s workplace. Designed to simulate an enterprise-driven second- or third-year work placement or internship, applications are now open for a 30 ECTS short course for Semester 2 (January – May 2022). 


SIE is an immersive learning experience where multidisciplinary teams of students work directly with enterprises to solve real-world challenges. Students are exposed to innovative technologies and supported by training in future-proofing skills such as innovation, digital competency, and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) – skills that are highly valued by employers in today’s workplace. 


Hosted in TU Dublin, the SIE programme offers students the unique opportunity to: 


  • Work on a real-world enterprise challenge for sustainable impact.
  • Develop the capacity for innovation as well as transversal skills such as agility, creativity, teamwork, communications, and critical thinking. 
  • Build a professional network and receive mentorship from enterprise partners and TU Dublin academics.
  • Develop an understanding of the potential applications of skills acquired from their specific domain of study, and current and future roles in enterprise.
  • Experience the recruitment process by participating in a virtual hiring event to secure a place on their preferred enterprise challenge led by Indeed.
  • Participate in CQ Testing and Strength Profiling through Virtual Reality (provided by Convene.)
  • Gain a wider perspective on Global Learning Initiatives through Virtual Exchanges with international partners and institutes. 

Enterprise partners to-date have included projects from across Ireland with partners including ESBEnterprise Rent-a-Car, The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, and Ballyhoura Development, a community-led local development company in Co. Limerick, as well as recruitment specialist Indeed. We are currently bringing new partners on board for the Semester 2 programme and will be announcing in the coming weeks. 

Program Specifics and Application

  • Semester 2: ​​January 24th – May 2022 (12 weeks)
  • 30 ECTS short course that is designed to simulate an enterprise-driven second- or third- year work placement or internship.
  • Questions? Contact convene.centre@tudublin.ie
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