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University Partnerships

Scale Ireland is strongly supportive of collaborative projects and research with universities and third-level institutions. Our research partnerships with students and academics create a greater understanding of the issues and challenges facing indigenous tech start-up and scale-up companies.

Technological University Dublin

Scale Ireland and TU Dublin have teamed up to introduce an exciting opportunity for students undertaking a Masters in Technology and Innovation Management. This conversion programme is targeted at science, engineering and technology graduates who have an interest in developing an innovation, management and commercial perspectives on technology, and who wish to pursue management careers in a technology focused industry.

As part of their coursework, the students are undertaking a consultancy project for Scale Ireland, examining different aspects of the organisation's activities. They will conclude by submitting a report with recommendations for future actions. The students are from a diverse range of countries including Mexico, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Nigeria and India. Their international backgrounds and studies in technology and innovation management provides an ideal partnership with Scale Ireland's commitment to supporting innovation-driven enterprises in Ireland and beyond.

Trinity College Dublin

Scale Ireland is also delighted to be collaborating with Trinity College Dublin in relation to its MBA Scaling Project. Scale Ireland has helped Trinity College MBA students to partner with a number with suitable start-up and scale-up companies.

Scaling is a complex and demanding process for any firm. The Trinity MBA Scaling Project provides an intensive, live and ‘flash’ consulting project where a team of MBA candidates work alongside a scaling firm to identify, diagnose and offer strategic recommendations on how to manage their scaling.

The scaling project relates to a specific growth related impediment or challenge a young, fast-growing company is facing that has become (or could potentially become) a bottleneck for achieving greater scale. The Scaling Project is a unique applied module of the Trinity EMBA and in recent years has covered a wide range of strategic and market development challenges for firms across a range of sectors in Ireland.

Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum (ISEF)

Congratulations to Jack O Regan Kelly and Alice Shaughnessy on winning ISEF 2021 with their startup Mirr, the new touchscreen smart mirror.

Scale Ireland were delighted to participate in the adjudication panel for the event.
You can learn more about ISEF and view the participants pitches here.