Dear reader,
At Tangent, we’re continuing to generate significant social and economic impact through these uncertain times. The last few weeks have witnessed many more highlights and achievements for us, as we successfully held several virtual open evenings, featured in Trinity’s annual publication and concluded our LaunchBox summer student accelerator with Demo Day.
As a result of COVID-19, for the first time ever the annual highlight of entrepreneurship in Trinity College Dublin was held remotely, enabling us to enjoying the pitches from the comfort of our own homes. Regardless of the virtual medium, we witnessed the exceptional calibre of our LaunchBox 2020 teams, who exemplified why Trinity College Dublin has been ranks No.1 for student entrepreneurship in Europe. Read on to find out where you can watch the event back!
We have an exciting programme of events planned for the new academic year and look forward to welcoming our new students at this coming Freshers Week and the Trinity Innovation Festival. We are also delighted to report that our undergraduate certificate has achieved an all-time record for sign-ups! 

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon,


LaunchBox 2020: Demo Day     

For the first time ever, LaunchBox Demo Day took place online. Premiering simultaneously on Tangent TV and on our Facebook  page, viewers were treated to 10 fantastic pitches from this year's LaunchBox start-ups. Launchbox Demo Day is always the culmination of a huge amount of hard work and dedication for our start-ups, and this and this has never been more true than in 2020. When schools and universities were closed back in March, these teams were just a fortnight into the programme after pitching for their places. However, over the subsequent 6 months, their enthusiasm, engagement and dedication over the course of the programme has been exemplary, and the innovation on display during Demo Day was nothing short of spectacular.

After much deliberation, the judges came to an unanimous decision, placing Volymi and EVE as runners-up and crowning ProMotion as the winners of LaunchBox Demo Day 2020!

Watch the full event here:

LaunchBox Final Speaker Interview:

Two weeks prior to Demo Day, the LaunchBox programme welcomed its final guests through its doors. In this, the final in the series, we hear from some of the speakers and mentors who have been helping our teams and pick their brains for the stories and wisdom that they’ve been sharing.
Read the full article:


LaunchBox 2020: Diary of a Student Entrepreneur Series

In this ongoing blog series, LaunchBox 2020 participants chart their experiences, challenges and success during the programme in their own words. This month, David Weitbrecht, co-founder Rezero, Creative Thinking & Entrepreneurship graduate writes about his time on LaunchBox:

Read all the LaunchBox Diaries from part  2 here:


Volymi Featured in Irish Times

Newly minted start-up FiltraCycle is on a mission to rid the streets of cigarette butts and turn them Trips to the toilet are something most people take for granted. But for those dependent on a urinary catheter bag, the process is more complicated. There is constant anxiety about how full the bag is, and it is this problem that the founders of Volymi are aiming to solve with their smart catheter bag alert system.

Read the full article:


Tangent Featured in Trinity Today

The latest issue of Trinity Today, Trinity College Dublin’s annual alumni magazine, is out now, featuring a diverse range of alumni. The 2020 issue represents the first time that the magazine has been published digitally, and Tangent was awarded a two-page spread, entitled “Entrepreneurs on the Rise!

Read Trinity Today 2020 here:


Tangent Virtual Open Evenings: PG Cert in Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We are delighted once again to open up the opportunity presented by our part-time Postgraduate Certificate courses. Starting in September, our online evening-run courses will take place over 24 weeks and as a Level 9 Springboard+ courses, they are FREE to eligible candidates. This month, Tangent held additional Virtual Open Day, giving applicants the chance to hear from the Tangent team about all aspects of the course, listen to what previous students have to say and ask your burning questions to our panel.

Watch back our Open Evening on Demand and hear more from Colm Flynn about his experience as a recent graduate of Tangent’s part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation & Enterprise Development.

Watch here:


5 Principles of Digital Transformation Success in Life Sciences Manufacturing - An Industry Panel Discussion

You can now watch back last week's webinar for some great recommendations and practical advice on how to make a success of digital transformation in your life sciences manufacturing organisation. We'd like to thank our panel for such an insightful & thought-provoking discussion. It's great to see what can be achieved in one hour when people come together to share ideas.

Thanks to Tommy Fanning IDA IrelandRay Cahill IMSTA Ireland Change HealthcareDerval Kennedy - MD - StratAdept Barry Curry!

Watch here:


Digital Transformation: Think Business Extract

Every year €39bn worth of pharma and life sciences produce is generated in Ireland by 20 of the world’s top 25 pharma giants. Now all of that faces a digital challenge and opportunity.

 Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in Dublin has launched an 11-week Digital Transformation Executive Programme for life sciences manufacturing companies. As life sciences manufacturers across the world face increasing challenges in supply chain and production to meet rising demands, many are looking to accelerate their digital journeys to adapt their processes and working practices as required.

The impact of the sector’s success in Ireland in recent years has been significant with the IDA reporting investment of €10bn into new biopharma and biotech production facilities, €39bn worth of pharma, bio and chemistry produce being generated each year and 20 of the world’s top 25 pharma companies located here employing more than 30,000 people in 2019.

Fostering agile, creative thinking In recognition of the sector’s continued importance and the immediate demand on such organisations to quickly build an agile culture of creative thinking for digital transformation, Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, has launched a new and unique professional development programme to help.

Read the full article:



Tangent join 2020 Virtual Education Expo

Virtual Education Expo is an Irish online courses fair which connects prospective students and learners with colleges and course providers across the country. Operated by the IFSC-based Careers Unlimited, Virtual Education Expo is a brand new way to find our about courses, whether you’re seeking to enrol on a course, of going to college, taking that postgraduate degree, returning to education, upskilling, changing career direction, taking professional, holistic or hobbyist courses or simply looking for information on what training is out there. What sets Virtual Education Expo apart, however, is specialist, easy-to-use technology, providing the ideal way for colleges to interact with course-seekers online in the current climate.

This year, the Virtual Education Expo is welcoming Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace aboard. On Thursday, 10th September, you will be able to live chat with our team about their upcoming courses and opportunities. This FREE online event is suited towards prospective students looking to upskill and advance.

Register today right here.


2 Metre Compliant Space Available at Tangent

Tangent has implemented 78 Government recommended actions to ensure the safety of staff, students and visitors. Social distancing, hand hygiene, contact logs and many other interventions to ensure our space is safe are part of our COVID19 response policy. We have extensive 2 Metre Compliant Space available for meeting and event hire.

For more information contact Aine Phelan:

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