New Frontiers at AIT and Maynooth University is Open for Applications

New Frontiers

What is New Frontiers?

New Frontiers is an Enterprise Ireland programme aimed at supporting the establishment and growth of technology or knowledge intensive ventures that have the potential to trade internationally and create employment in Ireland.

Phase 1 lasts approximately six weeks and is part-time in nature – typically entailing one evening session per week and normally includes a weekend bootcamp (Friday evening and all day Saturday). 

The Phase 1 programme will introduce you to relevant start-up strategies, challenge your business idea and encourage you to demonstrate market validation of your proposed product or service. The goal is to see if you have a viable idea worth taking forward and to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

Participants who complete Phase 1 will be encouraged to apply for Phase 2 of New Frontiers.

Please note that participation in Phase 1 is not a prerequisite to applying for Phase 2.

Phase 2 includes Enterprise Ireland funding support for each participant, subject to rigorous and frequent assessment of performance and progress. Phase 2 participants, who must be working full-time on their venture, engage in a series of interactive workshops and 1:1 supports addressing all aspects of accelerating the development of their business. Phase 2 participants are provided with start-up facilities in the Midlands Innovation & Research Centre at AIT or in MaynoothWorks at Maynooth University.

Phase 3 is a period of flexible support, helping successful participants towards investment and expansion.

We are now open for applications to AIT-Maynooth New Frontiers 2021 - click here to find out more