Innovation Academy


The sixth and final module of the course introduces students to EWB’s Innovation Academy and how it works. Students learn how internships with EWB are structured. The mentorship process is explained and a case study of a former WTINE Innovation winner, Conall Casey, is shared.

Students watch a video where Conall describes his internship with EWB working on his adaptable Crutch Kit system. Students review the winners of the WTINE competition since its inception and read testimonials from various WTINE partners.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to

  • Identify the purpose of the EWB Innovation Academy and discuss how it works
  • Identify the professional development opportunities the Innovation Academy offers them
  • Discuss former Innovation Academy projects with particular emphasis on a 2020 graduate



This course module takes approximately 50 minutes to complete (it includes a 25 minute webinar).

EWB Ireland Funders

This resource is funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs through their Development Education grant scheme, grant number DE/21/A/12. Irish Aid is the government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports global citizenship and development education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are the responsibility of EWB Ireland and do not necessarily represent or reflect DFA policy.

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