Ireland’s Accelerators, Incubators and Co-working Spaces

              

Below is a list of some of Ireland’s leading Accelerators, Incubators and co-working spaces that are providing tech based start-ups and SME’s with the support platforms needed to grow.

Accelerators and Incubators List

 

Name

Location

Programmes

Description

Accenture

Dublin

Fintech Innovation Lab

Offers an exciting opportunity for the technology and financial services communities and young Irish companies to collaborate and contribute to the success of Ireland’s digital economy.

 

 

Citi Accelerator Hub

Dublin 

 

Provides Fintech companies with colloborative space and access to Citi's mentoring network.

DCU Ryan Academy

Dublin

Propeller, Female High Fliers, Start-up Scale-up, Ustart, Welcome Project

Bridges the gap between academia and entrepreneurial practice through a unique partnership between Ireland’s youngest university, DCU, and the family of one of Ireland’s greatest entrepreneurs, Tony Ryan.

 

Dogpatch Labs

Dublin

Co-working space

A co-working space for scaling technology start-ups, located in the heart of Dublin’s Digital Docklands, and inside the historic chq building.

 

Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC)

Dublin

Co-working space

A great environment for business, combining office space with business support services.

 

Ludgate

Cork

Co-working space

Creating a worldclass entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Skibbereen and West Cork region

 

 

 

MasterCard

Global
programme run
by a team based
in Dublin and New York

Start Path Global, Commerce, Innovated

Partnering with innovative global start-ups to build the technologies of tomorrow, today.

PorterShed

Galway

Co-working space

A place to work, share and succeed together, and the first step towards an Innovation District in Galway City.

 

 

NDRC

Dublin

Launchpad, VentureLab, Catalyser

An early-stage investor in tech companies.

 

Red Planet

Dublin

Red Planet

Red Planet accelerates both corporate and startup revenue growth by combining startup inventiveness, speed and disruption with corporate resources, distribution and brand power to create digital solutions that take advantage of new consumer behaviour and technology

 

 

 

SOSV

Cork

Carma Axlr8r, IndieBio EU

A $250M fund focused on accelerating over 120 start-ups a year.  

 

Startx6

Galway

Startx6

Enlists founders with a business proposition who are then supported and mentored, by panels of experienced professionals and entrepreneurs, to help them launch their business.

Universities and Colleges

 

Name

Location

Programmes

Description

Arclabs,
WIT

Waterford

New Frontiers

The research & innovation centre at Waterford Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

BioInnovate Ireland

Galway, Cork, Dublin

Fellowship Programme, Industry Training Workshops

Focusses on innovation lead by clinical needs. It is a forum which enables innovators and innovations in the med-tech sector.

Business Incubation Centre,
National College of Ireland

Dublin

 n/a

Developing and supporting stronger links between academia and industry, which are considered by the Government as core to the development of Ireland’s knowledge intensive economy and its future competitiveness.

 

CoLab,
Letterkenny IT

Donegal

New Frontiers

A collaborative hub and like-minded community to enable people to turn great ideas into viable businesses.

 

Enterprise & Research Incubation Campus (ERIC),
Carlow IT

Carlow

New Frontiers, Inspire

Supports the development of start-ups through a combination of infrastructure and business support services before and during their foundation.

 

HarnettEAC,
Limerick IT

Limerick

New Frontiers, Leap

Has helped create over 90 ventures since 2006. 

Hothouse,
DIT

Dublin

New Frontiers

Strives to maximise the commercialisation of technologies developed by the growing community of DIT researchers and support the launch of knowledge-intensive start-ups with the potential to generate significant economic benefits for Ireland.

 

 

Ignite,
UCC

Cork

Ignite

Helps university graduates to turn innovative ideas into successful technology based businesses.

 

Innovation Hub,
GMIT

Galway, Mayo

New Frontiers

Provides support and facilities for start-up businesses.

Invent
DCU

Dublin

New Frontiers

Works with external companies and university researchers to promote innovation, knowledge transfer, and commercialisation of DCU innovations through licensing and start-up companies.

 

 

Learning & Innovation Centre (LINC),
Blanchardstown IT

Dublin

New Frontiers

Makes the skills and expertise of the Institute accessible to the business community.

Maynooth Works, Maynooth University

Kildare

New Frontiers

Offers state of the art office space and critical advice/ support for technology start ups

 

 

Media Cube,
IADT

Dublin

New Frontiers

Offers state-of-the-art office space, hot desks and programme support to early stage digital ventures.

Midland Innovation and Research Centre,
Athlone IT

Athlone

New Frontiers

Provides support for innovative and knowledge-based enterprises.

Nexus,
UL

Limerick

Nexus Studio Programme

Develops member-focused services that enable start-ups to accelerate their development in a highly connected and open environment.

 

 

Nova UCD,
UCD

Dublin

Venture Launch Accelerator, Startup Stars

Provides advice, seminars and workshops as well as facilitated access to the NovaUCD network of researchers, business leaders and investors.

 

Regional Development Centre,
Dundalk IT

Louth

New Frontiers, Vital

The commercially oriented interface between DkIT and the industrial, commercial and business life of the region.

Research Development and Enterprise Centre,
TCD

Dublin

Innovation Academy, Launchbox

Aims to deliver economic, cultural, and social value founded on research and scholarship, as well as to educate future generations of entrepreneurially-minded graduates and create sustainable businesses and jobs.

 

 

Rubicon Centre,
CIT Campus

Cork

New Frontiers, Exxcel STEM, PINC

Offers incubation supports, including access to finance, mentoring and a wide range of campus supports.

Innovation Centre, Sligo IT

Sligo

New Frontiers

One of the first Institutes of Technology to set up an Innovation Centre, providing direct support for local business.

Synergy Centre,
Tallaght IT

Dublin

New Frontiers, Student Awards, MarketLink, Enterprise Start

A state-of-the-art business and bio-incubation facility based on campus at ITT Dublin, Tallaght.

 

 

Tom Crean Centre,
Tralee IT

Kerry

New Frontiers

Provides start-up businesses with the right environment to build and scale an international business, combining office space with business support services in an environment rich with a network of entrepreneurs.

 

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