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MSc in Management (Innovation in Social Enterprise) – One week left to apply!

August 24, 2012 Leave a comment

One week left to apply!

Reminder that applications for the MSc in Management (Innovation in Social Enterprise) will close one week from today on Friday the 31st of August at 12 noon.

If you would still like to apply please do so before the above date at the following link: http://bit.ly/mentertiontachnua


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The MSc in Management (Innovation in Social Enterprise), awarded by Dublin City University, is designed to develop professional skills in innovation in the area of social enterprise through part time study and blended learning techniques. The blend of skills developed in the programme will ensure graduates are ready to work in the social enterprise sector having gained the knowledge and skills to develop and implement best practice and sustainable enterprise strategies.

The programme will be of particular relevance to those working in or aspiring to be leaders in social enterprise. Whether you work in an existing social enterprise, a start up or an organisation interested in integrating social enterprise into your services, the programme will enable you to develop and implement best practice and sustainable social enterprise strategies into your organisation.

This programme has been developed as part of the Menter Iontach Nua ‘Innovation and Creativity in Social Enterprise’ Initiative. As Menter Iontach Nua is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme (INTERREG4A) the pilot intake for the MSc will be offered free of charge to eligible participants.

Apply NOW FREE MSc in Management (Innovation in Social Enterprise)

August 20, 2012 Leave a comment

The MSc in Management (Innovation in Social Enterprise), awarded by Dublin City University, is designed to develop professional skills in innovation in the area of social enterprise through part time study and blended learning techniques. The blend of skills developed in the programme will ensure graduates are ready to work in the social enterprise sector having gained the knowledge and skills to develop and implement best practice and sustainable enterprise strategies.

The programme will be of particular relevance to those working in or aspiring to be leaders in social enterprise. Whether you work in an existing social enterprise, a start up or an organisation interested in integrating social enterprise into your services, the programme will enable you to develop and implement best practice and sustainable social enterprise strategies into your organisation.

This programme has been developed as part of the Menter Iontach Nua ‘Innovation and Creativity in Social Enterprise’ Initiative. As Menter Iontach Nua is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme (INTERREG4A) the pilot intake for the MSc will be offered free of charge to eligible participants.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31st August.

Programme Overview Available HERE

To Apply please click HERE

Social Enterprise Meet the Buyers Event 4th July

The DCU Ryan Academy is delighted to host the Social Enterprise Meet the Buyers Event and Procurement Seminar on the 4th July at 10am.

This event is for social enterprises and small indigenous suppliers with an interest in engaging in tendering for public and private sector contracts at local, national and EU level. The objective is to create a space for engagement between local suppliers and public/private procurement agencies. It will offer suppliers the opportunity to meet a range of buyers and to discover more about how to win in tendering.

This is a joint event between Menter Iontach Nua and Winning in Tendering who are both part funded by the ERDF through the Ireland Wales Programme (Interreg 4A)

 

For further details and to register please CLICK HERE

Menter Iontach Nua to Showcase at the Irish Charities Expo

April 30, 2012 1 comment

New social enterprise programme, Menter Iontach Nua is to present upcoming opportunities for the social sector at the first Irish Charities Expo, in the RDS Dublin on May 2nd.

The new initiative is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme and has been developed by four Irish and Welsh organisations. Two prominent Universities, DCU Ryan Academy and Bangor University have combined their academic expertise with two Irish and Welsh business and community organisations, NorDubCo and Business in the Community Wales to develop the programme.

The programme is designed to meet the needs of social enterprises for training, mentoring and networking support in Ireland and Wales.  The programme is part-time and will include an MSc in Social Enterprise Management.

The participants will be leaders of social enterprise, social enterprise managers and employees, corporates with CSR programmes and others with an interest in the social sector.

For further information on Menter Iontach Nua – contact the DCU Ryan Academy

EU Launches New Social Innovation Initiative

March 21, 2011 1 comment

The European Union launched last week a new initiative aimed at social innovation. Called Social Innovation Europe, it aims to create a ‘dynamic, entrepreneurial and innovative new Europe.’

Indeed. Strong words on the subject by the EU: “The time has come for Europe to embrace the broad concept of innovation and set an example globally. By 2014, Social Innovation Europe will have become the meeting place – virtual and real – for social innovators, entrepreneurs, non-profit organisations, policy makers and anyone else who is inspired by social innovation in Europe.”

Through a series of gatherings, and a new online resource, Social Innovation Europe aims to:

  • connect projects and people who can share experiences and learn from each other;
  • develop an easily accessible resource bank – so you can find about other projects, organisations and ways of working;
  • develop a resource bank of up to date policies at local and national levels and provide information on funding opportunities;
  • facilitate new relationships between civil society, governments, public sector institutions and relevant private sector bodies
  • develop concrete recommendations in financing and in upscaling/mainstreaming of social innovation in Europe

Further information is here.

Free WINSENT Social Entrepreneur Networking Event

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

From our friends in WINSENT:

Date: Wednesday 2nd March 2011

Time: 18:30 till 21:00

Venue: Boston College, 42 St Stephen’s Green

Light refreshments will be available

The guest speaker will be: Karen Kiernan, Director of onefamily

Voice-Support-Action for all members of all one Parent families www.onefamily.ie

Karen will speak of her own experiences of “Collaborations & Mergers”

There is no charge for attending but booking is essential. Please send an e-mail to sheila@winsent.eu to confirm your place or call Sheila on 01 4145703 Please RSVP by the 25th February 2011. For further information on WINSENT please visit their website.

RTE Event to Showcase Social Entrepreneurship Funders

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Of interest to those who want to find or talk to funders (Clann Credo, Social Enterprise Fund etc) in the social sector, and the event is FREE:

RTE’s The Business sets up a Pop Up Bank

RTE’s The Business TV show is organising a Pop Up Bank for one day only. From banks to credit unions, state agencies to venture capitalists, charities to non profit organisations, The Business Pop Up Bank will pull it all together to try and help you find the best credit agency for your business.

Amongst those attending include Enterprise Boards, Enterprise Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, AIB, The Irish League of Credit Unions, First-Step, InterTradeIreland, Dublin Business Innovation Centre/Halo Business Angel Partnership, LEADER, Clann Credo, Quintas, Ryan Academy Propeller Seed Fund, Kernel Capital. AIB Seed Capital Fund, Delta Partners, Endeavour Programme, Growcorp Group, Credit Review Office, Social Enterprise Fund, Business Expansion Scheme, Údarás na Gaeltachta,  and the Irish Local Development Network plus many more.

Anyone who needs credit/capital or grants for business is invited to attend. This could be someone with an idea who wants to get started, someone who needs capital to keep going, or a business which wants to expand.

The Business TV Show, which will be presented by George Lee, will go on air on RTE One in the Spring. It is the TV accompaniment to the very successful Radio One show which is also presented by Lee.

So come along to the Croke Park Conference Centre on Tues Feb 8th and state your case and who knows, you might start to access the funding you need. Doors open at 11am and close at 3pm.

There is no charge to attend this event.

If you have any questions or wish to attend this event please contact:

Louise Hynes on +353 21 4252060 or email louise.hynes@rte.ie