New Frontiers Programme

New Frontiers


New Frontiers – From Business Idea To Successful Start-Up

New Frontiers is the national entrepreneurial development programme for ambitious early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas which have the potential to scale and provide employment. It provides the skills, support, and confidence needed to make the leap to starting a successful business.

The programme is delivered over three phases:

  1. Testing the Business Idea
  2. Developing and Validating the Business Proposition
  3. Implementing the Business Plan

New Frontiers is designed for individuals who:

  • Are early-stage entrepreneurs
  • May be in full-time employment but have the desire to start their own business
  • Have an innovative business idea with export and employment potential
  • Can show evidence of a commercial market for their proposed product/service
  • Have experience, sectoral and/or technical knowledge in the area of their business idea
  • Have the drive and ambition required to commit fully to building a successful start-up


  • Open to Business Ideas from across all sectors
  • €30,000 support package including €15,000 tax-free stipend in Phase 2, subject to satisfactory performance 
  • Personalised one-to-one mentoring (Phase 2)
  • Free co-working space (Phase 2)
  • Access to R&D facilities and specialist expertise (Phase 2)
  • Support and guidance in the development of a strong business plan (Phase 2)
  • Further support package valued at €10,000+ (Phase 3)
  • Additional mentoring & co-working space (Phase 3)

For more information or to apply – Click HERE