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Aims to inform, upskill and empower the young people of this generation to thrive as the next leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future.

What is Generation Innovation?

Generation Innovation energises the imaginations and aspirations of the young people in Northern Ireland by increasing their awareness of future careers in innovation. Through building relationships with schools and exciting companies focused on innovation in Northern Ireland G.I aims to provide incredible opportunities for students by opening the doors into these companies or by inspiring and supporting them to become successful entrepreneurs within the industry.

Generation Innovation is for students of all ages who are interested in careers in innovation. We believe young people are central to unlocking Northern Ireland’s future as a globally renowned knowledge economy. That’s why we put them at the heart of an inspirational network of experienced entrepreneurs, universities and employers.

Who should apply for Generation Innovation

We believe young people are central to unlocking Northern Irelands future as a globally renowned knowledge economy. That’s why we put them at the heart of an inspirational network of experienced entrepreneurs, universities and employers.

Our work experience programme is for Lower-sixth students (or equivalent) who are ambitious, interested in up-skilling for the jobs of the future and keen to connect with Northern Ireland’s most exciting and innovative companies. It is for 300 students and 30 companies and will take place from 17th – 20th June 2019 at Titanic Belfast. Applications will be closing on the 19th April 2019.

Registrations for Generation Innovation Re-imagining Work Experience are now open.

Apply Here

Why Generation Innovation?

Generation Innovation opens doors, provides opportunities and upskills the students of this generation to be the inspiring leaders and innovators of the future.  Students will develop skills required for the jobs of the future and become confident in their own abilities to practice these. Companies will have the opportunity to be connected with enthusiastic, creative and talented young people who will potentially be their successful workforce of the future. Schools will gain support in informing their students of the exciting new job roles emerging in this new working era. Students will be empowered and supported to become the next leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future.

Contact Information

Name: Ashleigh Harris

Email: ashleigh.harris@wearecatalyst.org

Tel: 07557815365

Generation Innovation Steering Team

Mark Dowds

Trov Inc

Brian Byers

Ulster University

Bill Connor

Sentinus

Liguori Dobbin

Bank of Ireland

Columb Duffy

Allstate NI

Carol Fitzsimons

Young Enterprise NI

Rachel McAllister

Carson McDowell

Michael Dorrian

Liberty IT

Euan Isles

Deloitte

Kathryn Walls

Mills Selig

Trevor Johnston

Queen’s University Belfast

What Generation Innovation Alumni Say

“The Work Experience Programme within Generation Innovation showed me how to accept others' ideas and appreciate their skillsets. I got to experience what it was like to solve a real challenge, present to a real company and work in a professional environment, something many work experience programmes do not offer. I have met so many new people and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in!”

Rose Templeton

G.I Alumni Student