New Frontiers

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New Frontiers is Enterprise Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme for early-stage startups. It is based in 16 campus incubation centres across the country. 

Call for Proposals 2021 – 2025

Enterprise Ireland is pleased to announce a call for applications to deliver the New Frontiers Programme for the period 2021-2025.

The purpose of the New Frontiers Programme is to accelerate the development of sustainable early stage businesses across the country which have strong employment and growth potential and to provide a pipeline of clients for Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs).

This call aims to fund Institutes of Technology/Technological Universities on a national basis to ensure access to the New Frontiers programme across all regions. Funding will be on a competitive basis and subject to the programme eligibility criteria.

The main benefits of the programme are:

  • It offers regional access to applicants across 14 programmes and 16 locations.
  • Open to business ideas from across all sectors including food & consumer products; information & communication technology; engineering & electronics; medical devices; biotechnology; pharma, digital media; cleantech/renewable energy and eligible internationally traded services
  • Support package valued at €30,000 including a €15,000 tax-free stipend in Phase 2 – subject to satisfactory performance – with no equity taken in your business
  • Further support available in Phase 3 to the value of €10,000+
  • Personalised one-to-one mentoring offered by seasoned business mentors from the Enterprise Ireland Mentor Network.
  • Expert advice and guidance from experienced programme team, business practitioners, investors and other entrepreneurs within the Institutes of Technology and Universities.
  • Access to R&D facilities and specialist expertise from within the Institutes of Technology/Universities, including access to interns & graduates.
  • Practitioner-led workshops in all areas of building a business.
  • Regular milestone review meetings to monitor your progress.
  • Free co-working space (during Phase 2 and 3).
  • Support and guidance in the development of a strong business plan.
  • Opportunity to connect with relevant agencies (Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland) to get information on other funding and supports available.
  • Access to Enterprise Ireland’s Market Research Centre.
  • Introductions to seed and early-stage capital investment networks.
  • https://www.newfrontiers.ie/

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  • newfrontiers@enterprise-ireland.com

Joanne Griffin

A former tech exec @ Linkedin, and a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in leading finance, business transformation, intelligent automation and analytics. Joanne founded AdaptIQ to help individuals and companies thrive in an increasingly volatile landscape, by fostering an adaptable mindset, embracing ambiguity, and unlocking creativity. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of emerging technologies, crowdsourcing, and driving transformational change.

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