The Irish Creative Training and Innovative Development Centre for Social Entrepreneurship is an entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship, seeking to foster innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration.

The Centre acts as a network hub for social entrepreneurship, linking together key actors in the sector and contributing towards creating new and effective partnerships for sustainable social change. It engages in social innovation and aims to have a decisive influence on policy.

The job of a social entrepreneur is to recognize when a part of society is stuck and to provide new ways to get it unstuck. He or she finds what is not working and solves the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.

Identifying and solving large-scale social problems requires a committed person with a vision and determination to persist in the face of daunting odds. Ultimately, social entrepreneurs are driven to produce measurable impact by opening up new pathways for the marginalized and disadvantaged, and unlocking society's full potential to effect social change.

"Social entrepreneurs identify resources where people only see problems. 
They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. 
They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they're serving."


David Bornstein,

author of "How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas"