Despite all the talk about ‘Innovation Ireland’ and the rise in the number of global tech giants setting up shop in Ireland, this country is experiencing declining levels of entrepreneurship and innovation. The majority of entrepreneurs setting up new businesses in Ireland are in low technology sectors (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor).
This is according to the Digital Skills Academy, who recently launched a new ‘entrepreneur development programme’ called WebInnovate.
“WebInnovate will help cultivate digital entrepreneurs and start-up founders by equipping them with skills in application development, growth-hacking, digital marketing and responsive design,” says the academy.
50 jobseekers who want to develop their own digital product or service for international markets or to develop skills to work in companies who are digital innovators, can win places on the WebInnovate programme starting this October.
Delivered by the Digital Skills Academy, the 12 month part-time programme offers a Level 8 Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Digital Technology, Development and Innovation, awarded by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). The programme is free-of-charge for eligible jobseekers.
For more information and to apply to the WebInnovate or WebElevate programme, applicants should visit DigtialSkillsAcademy.com.