Dublin Startup Stakeholders
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To give you a snapshot of the tech and research landscape
here in Dublin, we've put together this preliminary list of
tech community stakeholders.
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Vincent WardeAdapt Research CentreADAPT is a dynamic research centre that combines the world-class expertise of researchers at four universities (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology) with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovations
ADAPT brings together more than 110 researchers from CNGL and affiliated centres, which collectively have won more than €139m in funding and have a strong track record of bridging research and innovations to more than 140 companies.
Research Centre
Lorraine ByrneAmber Research CentreThe Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) Centre (AMBER) centre is Ireland’s national materials research centre. We are funded by SFI, EU H2020 and Industry. The centre unites researchers from Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons to deliver internationally leading research with economic and societal impact in the ICT, medical devices and industrial technology sectors. Research Centre
Michael O'SheaArch Research CentreApplied Research for Connected Health (ARCH) is an Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland funded Technology Centre, which is led by University College Dublin in collaboration with the University of Limerick. ARCH is an industry-focused centre working with industry, academia, clinicians and healthcare providers to explore and evaluate potential Connected Health solutions for the global marketResearch Centre
John WhelanBlackstone LaunchPad at TrinityBlackstone LaunchPad is an experiential, campus program open to all students, alumni, staff and faculty designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path and develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets through individualised coaching, ideation and venture creation support.Accelerator
Edward McDonnellCEADAR Research CentreCeADAR (the Centre for Applied Data Analytics) is a market-focussed technology centre for innovation and applied research in Big Data Analytics which drives the accelerated development, deployment and adoption of Big Data Analytics technologyResearch Centre
Goodwin LawlorClusterCoworking in the centre of Dublin with full time community of 30 entrepreneurs and freelancersCoworking Space
Benjamin VerotCoCreateCOCREATE is a coworking, progressive work environment dedicated to freelancing designers, developers, webdesigners, programmers, video artists, game developers, and more. We’re dedicated to share workspace, develop ideas and co-create – yet still stay independent.Coworking Space
Frank SmythConnect Research CentreCONNECT is a national research centre focussing on future networks and communications with a particular focus on the Internet of Things and 5G. Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry, we combine expertise from ten Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology to provide a world class research capability that stretches from the sensors and devices that make up the network, to the services and applications that run on it.Research Centre
Joanna MurphyConnectIrelandConnectIreland works with Irish Government departments and state agencies to promote Ireland as a business destination. Through the delivery of the Succeed in Ireland initiative, ConnectIreland is a support agency for small to medium-sized expanding international companies. In partnership with IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for industrial development in Ireland, ConnectIreland supports foreign companies in assessing Ireland for their expansion. Members of the public, including the Irish diaspora, introduce suitable, export-focused companies to ConnectIreland, and the team subsequently discusses the many benefits of doing business in Ireland, including introducing them to service providers, identifying properties, explaining tax and legal requirements and organising site visits to Ireland.Community
Mike HanniganCoworkinnCoworkinn is a community of like-minded people. We've all worked from home or from a coffee shop but working for yourself shouldn't mean working alone. If you're ready to join a great community then we'd love to meet you.Coworking Space
Ronan FurlongDCU AlphaCo-located with Dublin City University, DCU ALPHA is a commercial innovation campus that promotes the growth of research-intensive businesses that are creating the technologies and services of tomorrow.
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Eoghan StackDCU Ryan AcademyCluster of innovative IoT focused companies (MNC's and Start Ups) co-located with Dublin City University. Ireland's home for hardware hackathons and (soon to arrive) TechShopAccelerator
Gerry MackenDigital HubBased in the historic liberties area, the Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and Internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises to scale and grow. The Digital Hub is also the EMEA headquarters of major international companies and industry organisations such as the Irish Internet Association, NDRC and Silicon Republic.Coworking Space
Pauline SargentDigiWomenFor female makers and users of tech. Community
Orla HanrattyDogpatch LabsCoworking space that provides a foundation for startups to grow and scale, situated in Dublin Docklands. Has 150 full time dedicated desk and hot desk memberships. Approx 30 tech startups in residency.Coworking Space
Graham BarkerDoSpace5,000Sq Feet of converted warehouse in the heart of Silicon Docks! DoSpace Dublin has many unique collaboration points for it's 60+ members including a river barge on the water and the 'StartUp Lounge'. DoSpace Dublin is an industry partner to Trinity College Dublin, Irelands top ranked university.Coworking Space
John PhelanDublin Business Innovation CentreDublin BIC provides “Investor Ready” business plan guidance to early stage and growth companies. It also provides access to finance via HBAN and AIB Seed Capital Fund and manages the world-class Guinness Enterprise Centre.Community
Patrick KingDublin ChamberDublin Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of all businesses in the Greater Dublin Area
As the leading business organisation, the Chamber helps you network with other businesses, maximise and grow your business and help you understand the driving forces behind the future shape of the Greater Dublin Area.
Peter FinneganDublin City Council
Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) is the national office that helps business engage with State funded research organisations such as the Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology. KTI enables companies to innovate their business by signposting to novel technology and research expertise and by providing best practice guidance on how to access this rich source of opportunity. KTI offers information and advice across the areas of research collaboration, consultancy, licensing and spin-out opportunities among others. It helps companies and investors access expertise and intellectual property and guides them to the right contacts and information on funding supports available to assist innovaiton. Through its web portal KTI provides a range of supportive tools such as the KTI Research Map of Ireland, the Research Centre Directory and KTI Directory of Researchers. The series of KTI Practical Guides support businesses and research organisations through the practical process of engagement and the suite of KTI Model Agreements presents a series of functional templates devided to act as the foundation to any negotiating process between researchers and industry.
Greg SwiftDublin City Local Enterprise OfficeThe Local Enterprise Offices are the local first-stop shop for new entrepreneurs and existing micro-enterprise and small business owners. The LEOs are the front door through which all information on State supports for small and micro-businesses can be accessed and signposted and through which other supports and bodies with programmes relevant to small business as well as important local services and compliance requirements can be provided.Community
Bernadette O'ReillyDublin Institute of Technology HothouseDIT Hothouse is the award-winning Innovation and Technology Transfer Office at Dublin Institute of Technology, responsible for the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from DIT research. DIT Hothouse is the hub of innovation and technology transfer activities in DIT, the place where business meets innovation.Accelerator
Edel FlynnElement78Element78 is a workspace company based in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. We offer individual private offices for companies looking to expand their business, along with various options of co-working desk space if one prefers. We are competitive, flexible and designed with your growth in mind. We provide 24/7 access to the work space along with 24/7 on-site security. Element78 also have a virtual office membership option where one can take advantage of our discounted rates for meeting room hire and use our prestigous address for your business.Coworking Space
John O'DeaEnterprise IrelandEnterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. You can find detailed information on Enterprise Ireland's activities, strategy and performance in our Reports and Publications.Community
Sinead GeraghtyFlexHuddleFlexHuddle is an incubation space where ideas and businesses can flourish. The diverse group of people within the coshare space provides a business support network as you launch and grow your business. We don’t just provide the desks and chairs and meeting rooms, we act as an business information. We stay current with relevant business events that are a must to attend as well as running our own networking events and business seminars.Coworking Space
Sinead ProosFood for Health Ireland Research CentreEstablished in 2008, Food for Health Ireland (FHI) is one of the biggest technology centres in Ireland and its purpose is to identify novel ingredients coming from milk to develop functional food ingredients which will offer health benefits to consumers. The research is focusing on infant nutrition, healthy cheese, appetite modulation, performance nutrition and healthy ageing as well as products that can be used to manage elevated glucose levels.Research Centre
Stephen NolanGreen IFSCOur mission is to promote and support Ireland’s green economy both within Ireland and to global markets. Our target audience is businesses and consumers looking for the best green products and services as well as those wishing to invest in this exciting market.Community
Eamonn SayersGuinnness Enterprise Centrehe GEC is the world’s leading enterprise centre for ambitious and innovative companies. It is a dynamic community of high potential start ups and offers the very best in support services and facilities, networking and business opportunities.
As well as the founders and employees of over 160 companies, you will find investors, mentors, business advisors and influencers, industry representatives and government support agents walking the corridors of the GEC.
Michael CulliganHBANHBAN (www.hban.org) is the all-island group responsible for promoting business angel investment in Ireland. Actively working to increase the number of angel investors investing into early stage companies, HBAN has established a variety of angel networks including regional and sector specific syndicates.Community
Martin KellyHealthXLHealthXL helps leading organisations and innovators to solve major healthcare problems through digital health collaborations.Community
Una ClarkeIBECIbec is the national voice of business in Ireland. Ibec represents the interests of business in Ireland and provides a wide range of direct services to its 7,500 member companies.Community
Paul KilleenIC4 Research CentreAn industry-led, multi-institutional research centre with a strong focus on innovation and applied research. The vision for the Cloud Computing Technology Centre is to be an internationally recognised industry-led centre of excellence for innovation and applied research, that accelerates the development and adoption of Cloud technology and show cases Ireland’s capabilities in this field.Research Centre
Sufian Al AswadICHEC Research CentreThe Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is Ireland’s national Advanced Computing Centre. Hosted at NUIGalway and funeded by The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, H2020 project and Industry. ICHEC exploits high-performance computing techniques and novel technologies to deliver efficiencies and innovations across a wide range of domains, such as oil and gas, renewable energy, satellite, banking, data science and engineering.Research Centre
Deirdre ClaytonICRAG Research CentreIreland has a resource security problem that the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) will help resolve. iCRAG will transform applied geoscience research in Ireland, delivering economic impact for a broad range of application areas and industries.Research Centre
Barry O'DowdIDAIDA Ireland actively plans for success. As Ireland's inward promotion agency, we partner with established companies, both large and small, working with them every step of the way to achieve a smooth, fast and successful set-up of their operations in Ireland.Community
Barry SmythInsight Research CentreThe Insight Centre for Data Analytics is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research organisations, with 350 researchers, more than 40 industry partners and over €88 million of funding. Insight is made up of four main centres: Insight@DCU, Insight@NUI Galway, Insight@UCC and Insight@UCD as well as a number of affiliated bodies.Research Centre
Drew O'SullivanInterTradeIrelandInterTradeIreland is a Cross-Border Trade and Business Development Body funded by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI) and the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland (DJEI). We support businesses, through innovation and trade initiatives to take advantage of North/South co-operative opportunities to improve capability, drive competitiveness, growth and jobs.Community
Joan MulvihillIrish Internet AssociationThe Irish Internet Association is the independent representative body for internet businesses in Ireland. Established in 1997 it has been at the forefront of ensuring that Irish businesses and citizens have the skills, infrastructure and network of support needed to drive growth in the economy. Working with agile start-ups, scaling SMEs and indigenous and FDI corporates, the IIA have a unique insight into the ICT sector in Ireland.Community
Paul SweetmanIrish Software AssociationWe advocate on behalf of Ireland’s indigenous and multinational technology companies to Government and policy makers, making sure Ireland is the most competitive location in the world to grow successful technology businesses. We also develop our own initiatives and services to help companies prosper.Community
Alison CampbellKnowledge Transfer IrelandKnowledge Transfer Ireland takes a national perspective on the knowledge transfer (KT) system in Ireland. KTI works with business, investors, universities, Institutes of Technology, State research organisations, research funders and government agencies to maximise State funded technology, ideas and expertise getting into the hands of business to drive innovation. KTI is located in Enterprise Ireland (EI) and funded by EI with co-financing from the Irish Universities Association (IUA).Community
Michelle McDermottLiffey TrustWith it's motto in mind the Liffey Trust was founded in 1984 to help potential entrepreneurs and community groups to become established. We are a voluntary organisation that formed with the conscious decision to finance our activities and develop the Liffey Trust Centre by our own efforts and not with any government help. At the Liffey Trust we are proud of our success in achieving this and becoming financially self-sufficient.Community
Greg SwiftLocal Enterprise OfficeThe Local Enterprise Office Dublin City is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. With 31 dedicated teams across Ireland, the Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support in starting up or growing your business.
Gary LeydenNational Digital Research CentreNDRC is an early stage investor in tech companies. By providing the people, time, space and investment needed at the earliest stages of company creation work, we are building new ventures worthy of commercial investment and with the ability to scale.Accelerator
Brendan CremenNovaUCDNovaUCD is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art incubation facility for knowledge-intensive companies. Over 35 innovative new ventures are current clients at NovaUCD and these companies cover a vast array of sectors, including ICT, biotech, medical devices, wireless and renewable energy. In addition well over 60 companies have already graduated.
Joanne HessionQEDQ.E.D is a specialist recruitment consultancy focusing on Financial Services,
Accounting & Finance, Insurance, Office Specialists, Sales, Languages, IT, and Industrial sectors.
Ron ImminkSmall Business CanThe idea for Small Business Can comes from an Ulster Bank initiative when we went and talked to hundreds of businesspeople and asked them about the types of business supports they most valued. The site allows you to talk with thousands of other small businesses and entrepreneurs. You can share insights, ask questions, tell war stories, pass on contacts and find new ways to promote your business.Community
Sarah O'FarrellStartup DigestStartup Digest is a weekly email digest of tech & startup events in Dublin with over 2000 subscribers. Input by the community for the community, Startup Digest is curated by volunteers.Community
Gene MurphyStartup IrelandStartup Ireland is an independent, not-for-profit partnership for Ireland’s startup sector. The startup sector in Ireland comprises startups and their supporters in Research Centres, Tech Transfer Offices, Incubation/CoWorking Space Providers, Commercial Attaches at Embassies, Professional Services Providers (Accountants, Lawyers, Patent Agents), Innovation Managers at large Corporates, Investors, State Enterprise Support Agencies, Country Network Associations/Chambers, Mentor/Angel Investors and the Diaspora.Community
John WhelanTrinity College DublinLaunchBox:LaunchBox is a 3-month accelerator program open to teams of Trinity students (undergrad and postgrad) with an early-stage business. This summer program provides mentorship, funding, access to an alumni, investors and the ideal collaborative environment to launch new startup ventures.Accelerator
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