New Frontiers

Entrepreneur development programme with free office space, €15K funding, mentoring, introductions to investors, and more

New Frontiers participants at GMIT

A national programme called 'New Frontiers' to develop entrepreneurs will commence in Spring 2016.  Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the programme will be delivered locally by GMIT in the Innovation Hubs, Galway and Mayo.

If you believe that you are capable of building a new company, creating employment and generating revenue in your locality, act now and apply for a place on Ireland's largest entrepreneur development programme!

What does New Frontiers provide to Entrepreneurs?
Training in all areas of business including financial management, market research & validation, business process, patenting, product development, sales training.

  • Mentoring from experienced business advisers and practitioners.
  • Office and other business incubation facilities.
  • €15,000 scholarship to cover full-time participation in phase two.
  • Networking with other entrepreneurs and business development agencies.
  • Introductions to seed and early stage capital investment networks.
  • Access to entrepreneurship best practice, both national and international.
  • Peer-group learning from participants in the region and across the country.
  • Access to the expertise in Enterprise Ireland through their market information centre.
  • Expertise from the Innovation in Business Centre and the supportive  environment of the community of Entrepreneurs.
  • €14,000 award fund for best emerging business. (Sponsors: KPMG €10k & AIB €4k)



What's Happening

Thinking of starting a new business?  Accelerate your idea with GMIT New Frontiers Programme 2016 - applications now open.

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Dr Cormac Quigley, GMIT Science lecturer and SciFest@GMIT co-ordinator;  Barry Hayden, Science Foundation Irelan;, winner Maghnus Hartigan from Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare;  John Sims, Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, and George Porter, Scifest CFO.

Of the over 80 projects exhibited at SciFest@GMIT 2016, the top prize on the day went to Maghnus Hartigan from Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, for his project, Applying Real-Time Physiological Responses to a Virtual Classroom Environment

Detail of a traditional hand-written sign in Westport, Co Mayo

One of the key cultural themes of the last few years has been the revival of ‘authenticity’, and the belief that where you see hand crafted lettering you see a human being.  The craft of hand-painting signs has been undergoing a revival and as a result GMIT has developed a course to cater for stu