The Trinity Business & Technology Forum took place on 4 March under the theme of ‘borderless business’.

Prof Andrew Burke, dean of Trinity Business School, said the Trinity Business & Technology Forum was intended to give visitors a much greater awareness of the opportunities, threats and visions for the future.

One workshop hosted by Trinity Research & Innovation offered insights into the double life of academics and researchers who become entrepreneurs. One of the key themes emerging from this panel discussion was bravery.

Neil Gordon, start-up development manager at Trinity College Dublin, noted how brave and exciting it is for researchers to try and commercialise their work.

“It’s not something they’re actually used to. It’s not something they’re familiar with. It’s not the life they’re from. But they have to realise that there are people and there are supports out there to help them go down that direction.”


Words by Elaine Burke