New Frontiers in WIT

New Frontiers is now accepting applications.

New Frontiers at WIT - call for phase 1 applications

The New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme is for people with new ideas who are starting scalable knowledge based businesses and have the potential to be transferred to Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-up Unit. It is a structured programme that supports promoters to learn new skills critical at the start-up phase and guides them in the transition to successful self employment.

Supports for participant entrepreneurs include:

•Shared office accommodation in the Arclabs Research & Innovation Centre located at Waterford Institute of Technology or at the Enterprise & Research Incubation Centre located at the Institute of Technology Carlow

•Business advice

•Access to training and consultancy services of partner organisations

•Introduction to networks of mentors, venture capitalists and other support agencies

•Personal mentoring relevant to grow the enterprise or product development under the programme mentoring scheme delivered by experts in the field of business management and development

•Eligible to apply for Enterprise Ireland Support funding up to a maximum of €15,000 for participants who proceed to proceed Phase 2 of the programme (conditions apply)

Phase One of New Frontiers is now seeking applicants

There are three phases to the programme; Business Feasibility, Business Development and Business Commercialisation.

Applications for Phase One of the programme are being accepted until 25th August. Phase One is due to start in September in the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

Click here to apply.

See the flowchart below to understand how Phase One of the New Frontiers programme works.

New Frontiers Phase 1

Find out more

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