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Welcome to the

THRIVE4women Programme

Capability. Connections. Confidence.

THRIVE4women is a new programme to introduce women to new product/service development (NPD) from idea to execution. We want to equip women with the necessary skills and confidence to develop a business or embark on a new career. This programme is designed to develop a high level overview of the NPD process for a variety of new products and services within pharma, tech, mechanical, electronic or food manufacturing. There is huge career potential for women within these sectors in Ireland and this programme is designed to help them access this opportunity.

THRIVE: Innovate & Execute

Half day morning delivery split Innovate (6 weeks) and Execute (10 weeks)

Objective: To introduce professionals to STEM through New Product Development from ideation through manufacturing process to completion.

Are You:

  • a female entrepreneur who wishes to create a product or service in STEM sector?
  • a professional woman who wishes to explore a wider career opportunity in pharma, tech, mechanical, electronic or food manufacturing?
  • a female work returner?

Cost €667 with M1 Skillsnet funding (RRP €995).

There are a limited number of bursaries available if required please enquire with


Validate and Articulate your New Product or Service

8 week programme

Programme content:

  • Testing your STEM business/project idea
  • What’s the Big Idea?
  • Ideas on a Napkin
  • What’s the problem?
  • Where does the Idea Fit?
  • Who’s the Customer?
  • What’s your path to Market?
  • Where’s the Money?
  • Elevator Pitch

Pitch business/project idea to STEM panel

Includes Personal Development support on Pivoting your Existing Skills, Presentation Skills and Leveraging your Linkedin

Hear from STEM peers on real life innovation

Complimentary access to THRIVE female STEM network.


Prepare to Lead and Manage in a STEM field

Prepare to Lead and Manage in Pharma, Tech, Mechanical, Electronic or Food

  • Supply Chain Overview
  • Operations Management
  • Forecasting / Logistics
  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Lean/Six Sigma
  • Procurement
  • Regulations/ Standards/ Data Integrity
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management Tools
  • Digitalisation Process
  • Technology Partners

Site/Lab visit

Final Presentation to Industry Panel

Personal development support on Managing Conflict, Networking and Negotiating at the Board Table

Complimentary access to THRIVE female STEM network

Click here to apply for the Thrive Programme

Start your STEM journey now with our THRIVE4women Programme