Entrpreneurs move on from New Frontiers

New Frontiers 2017
Oisin Lennon of Danu Sport was one of 13 entrpreneurs to complete the first phase of the New Frontiers programme

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17 November 2017 | 0

The founders of Journey Defender, Danu Sport and Assisted Living Solutions were among 13 graduates of Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers programme at the Synergy Innovation Centre in IT Tallaght.

The entrepreneurs now expect to secure a combined €4 million in follow-on investment, creating 50 jobs over the coming 18 months.

Software and technology companies dominated the attendees, whose start-ups covered the areas of life sciences, electronics, software and food & drink.

Thomas Stone, President, Institute of Technology Tallaght, said: “ITT and Synergy Centre are strengthening our position as the leading hub for knowledge-intensive innovation in South County Dublin.

“Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers programme has been a fantastic support for our participating companies where we aim to continue expanding our programmes. This includes plans to increase the numbers of contracts we have with industry for our research facilities and technology solutions, while also growing the engagement of our undergraduates and postgraduates in entrepreneurship development programmes.”

New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme, delivered at local level by Institutes of Technology and funded by Enterprise Ireland.

More than 264 entrepreneurs have participated in the six-month programme since its founding in 2012. A ‘second phase’ follow-on programme will begin in 2018.

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