Applied Learning

Putting theory into practice


Practical approach supported by research –
answering the challenges of real-life businesses.

We believe the best learning comes from hands-on experience, so while there are skills, theories and models behind our programmes – we only apply what’s relevant to you and your project.

Business Development Programmes

Business Development Programmes we offer, range from 6 months comprehensive incubator programme to short courses on very specific challenges. 

Individual Support

Individual support is a significant part of our incubator programme and we also offer such one to one consultations to established social enterprises to help with specific issues they might face. 

Business Development Programmes

All business development programmes ISBC offers are designed to provide practical and tangible solutions to the participants and their ventures.  

Incubator Programme

Comprehensive 4-6 months programme, providing participants with supportive space to explore next steps in setting up, devloping or scaling their business for social impact as well as practical skills and expert business advise. 

Specialist Programmes


Intense and focused programmes, helping to meet critical challenges affecting business for social impact, at any stage of development.


 Coming Soon

Helping you to establish a baseline of where you are at and what you want and need to do.

Incubator Programme

ISBC Incubator Programme, developed and facilitated by BNest, strives to help you find and hold a changing critical balance point where .business  requirements, desired .social impact  and your .personal  dream – all co-exist.

Please visit BNest page to learn more about our incubator programme. 

Specialist Programmes

For existing organisations we offer shorter courses, built around specific challenges that businesses encounter in striving to develop their positive social impact. 

for Social Enterprises

“Marketing is the art of creating genuine customer value. It is the art of helping your customer become better off. The marketer’s watchwords are quality, service, and value.” 
Prof. Philip Kotler

Hands on, practical approach to planning and executing your marketing strategy.

Duration: 4 x 1/2 day

Measuring & Communicating the Impact

Meaningful impact that is to the benefit of real people is at the core of any social enterprise. It is not about “action” but “action to a purpose”.To lead a social initiative means taking responsibility for ensuring actions are driven by that purpose and deliver to that impact.

Learn how to demonstrate your impact to those that can make a difference.

Duration: 4 x 1/2 day

Personal Strategic Direction

A series of four intensive workshops for founders, managers & key decision makers.

Specifically designed to create a safe environment and provide the necessary tools to delve deeply, bringing clarity and the freedom to create an ideal vision of your business that excites and energizes you.

Duration: 4 x 1/2 day

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Online Learning – Coming Soon!

We have partnered with An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC) to offer online programmes, focused on helping you reflect on where you are now and how to progress to where you want to be.

Individual Support

We offer individual “coaching to a purpose” sessions aiming to help with specific issues you might face.

Please check the calendar for upcoming “Clinics” locations or contact us directly to arrange a session.





Get in touch!

Whether you are an emerging business with social impact, a support organisation, a researcher, someone involved in CSR or simply interested in this sector – let’s connect!

Limerick Office

Nexus Innovation Centre
Tierney Building
University of Limerick

+353 (0) 61 332 929

Skibbereen Office

Ludgate Hub
Townshend Street, 
Skibbereen, Co. Cork, 

+353 (0) 89 943 62 78 

ISBC is supported by Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund