New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme

New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme that is delivered at a local level by the Institutes of Technology. If you have an innovative business idea and are planning to establish and run your own company, the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme can provide you with a package of supports to help accelerate your business development and to equip you with the skills and contacts that you need to successfully start and grow your company.


What does New Frontiers provide Entrepreneurs?

  1. Training in all areas of business including financial management, market research & validation, business process, patenting, product development, sales training.
  2. Mentoring from experienced business advisers and practitioners.
  3. Office and other business incubation facilities.
  4. €15,000 scholarship to cover full-time participation in the six month course.
  5. Networking with other entrepreneurs and business development agencies.
  6. Introductions to seed and early stage capital investment networks.
  7. Access to entrepreneurship best practice, both national and international.
  8. Web hosting and software development support from Amazon and Microsoft worth over $115,000.
  9. Peer-group learning from participants in the region and across the country.
  10. Access to the expertise in Enterprise Ireland through our Market Research Centre.
  11. Expertise from the Institutes of Technology and the supportive environment of their business incubation centres.

Launched in February 2012, the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme aims to support the creation of 100 high value, knowledge based, Irish owned businesses, each year.

New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme has launched a new, cutting-edge Website and Blog! The New Frontiers blog aims to reach out and attract potential, high-quality applicants to New Frontiers, by showing the benefits of the programme and giving advice to help people thinking of starting their own business. You can find it on

Am I Eligible - Who Should Apply?

The New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme is targeted at entrepreneurs and early stage start-up companies located across Ireland. The programme is open to applications from a diversity of sectors including; food & consumer products, information & communication technology, engineering & electronics, medical devices, biotechnology, pharma, digital media, cleantech/renewable energy and eligible internationally traded services

For full details on the programme and how to apply please visit the New Frontier's website, click here