13 June, 2017 - Minister Bruton welcomes start of Entrepreneurship Summer Camps for second level students
€250,000 invested to provide nearly 1,000 places on new summer camps in higher education institutions across the country
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today (Tuesday 13 June) welcomed the commencement of the entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation summer camps for second level students.
The first summer camp starts in Dublin City University this week. Summer camps will be run in twenty higher educations over the summer months.
The summer camps, which help students get hands-on experience of developing innovative ideas to solve problems and creating new products and services, will build on the expertise in each institution.
Welcoming the new summer camps, Minister Bruton said:
“A goal of the Action Plan for Education is to ensure that entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation are nurtured by the education and training system. This will help sustain our economic recovery and help to adapt our national skills base to meet the challenges of growth in the modern world.
“As Jobs Minister, I set out to ensure we supported a vibrant eco-system for entrepreneurs in Ireland and I’m continuing that work here in education.
“This is the first time that these types of summer camps have been run to enable second level students to engage inactivities that stimulate entrepreneurial thinking and design skills among students.
“It’s great to see higher education institutions providing these activities for students so that they get to experience life on a higher education campus.”
Note for editors
|Provider||Summer Camp Name|
|Athlone Institute of Technology||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|Cork Institute of Technology||Step up to the Mark|
|Dundalk Institute of Technology||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology||GMIT Young Entrepreneurs Summer Camp|
|Institute of Technology, Carlow||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|Institute of Technology, Tallaght||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017: (culinary and digital media)|
|Institute of Technology, Tralee||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|Limerick Institute of Technology and MIC||Empower: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Entrepreneurship Youth|
|Waterford Institute of Technology||Transition Year Enterprise Camp: Exploring Possibilities|
|National College of Art & Design||Young Entrepreneurs Bootcamp|
|St. Angela’s College Sligo||Robotics, App Development and BBC micro: bit Camp for Pre-Junior Certificate students|
|Dublin City University||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|Maynooth Univeristy||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|National University of Ireland, Galway||Start Me Up|
|Trinity College Dublin (Walton)||Trinity Walton Club STEM+ ICE|
|University College Cork||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|University College Dublin||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|
|University of Limerick||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer Camps 2017|