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New Enterprise Support

The M50 EPP is an innovative enterprise support programme, provided in partnership by four higher education institutions located in the M50 economic corridor. It targets graduates wishing to make the leap from employment to start their own high potential knowledge-intensive businesses, providing them with a range of effective supports over a twelve month period.

IT Blanchardstown has partnered with IT Tallaght and Nova UCD and DCU Invent to deliver the programme. Participation in the M50 Programme is one aspect of the deep commitment of each institution to innovation and enterprise support in the M50 region. International experience provides very strong evidence that survival and growth prospects of knowledge-based start-ups are greatly enhanced when they are provided with tailored business supports and located on a campus. The four institutions together provide immense business development expertise as well as access to an extremely wide range of resources. The four campuses also provide excellent gateways into the constituent communities and areas that make up the fastest developing economic region in Ireland.

For further details on the programme including testimonials and details on previous participants visit www.m50-enterprise.ie

Incubation Centre
ITB has recently been awarded almost 400,000 euro by Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Innovation Strategies Infrastructural Support Programme to complete ITB’s Learning and Innovation Centre to include incubation units, training facilities and Research and Development Space.

The Learning and Innovation Centre, will be ITB’s tangible link between the Institute and the business community and other participants in regional economic activity.

The main knowledge transfer activities located in the Centre will be:

• Applied Research and Development
• Incubator space to support any spin off companies from applied R&D or local entrepreneurial activity
• Development activities for new and established business including IT training, executive development, and business planning.

For further information on the Centre and its facilities please contact Assumpta Harvey on 8851186 or at assumpta.harvey@itb.ie

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