New Frontiers

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

GMIT New Frontiers Group 2017

New Frontiers - Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme will open for Phase 1 applications in Spring 2018. The Programme is delivered locally by GMIT Innovation Hubs (Galway & Mayo) and funded by Enterprise Ireland.

If you have an innovative idea and plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage of development, the New Frontiers Programme can provide you with funding, help and support to develop your new business. Participants can remain in their own office, enterprise centre, start-up hub, work from home and/or avail of the GMIT Innovation Hubs.

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 space (optional) and other business incubation facilities.
  • Up to €15,000 tax free 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 GMIT iHubs and the supportive environment of the community of Entrepreneurs.
  • €14,000 award fund for best emerging business. (Sponsors: KPMG €10k & AIB €4k)

New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme

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GMIT New Frontiers 2013 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2012 Business Awards

What's Happening

Develop your idea with the GMIT New Frontiers Programme.  If you plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage, this is the programme for you. 

Come along to a free lunch time talk in Galway iHub on Thursday 16th November at 12.30pm by Catherine Brennan, Business Consultant and Efficiency Specialist at Intelligent Business Consulting Ltd.

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L to R: Tomás Thompson, CEO Rockfield Medical (based in the GMIT iHub), Dr Eugene McCarthy, GMIT MET Gateway, Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan, TD, and Dr Lisa Ryan, GMIT MET Academic Director in Medicinal Nutrition.

GMIT’s Medical and Engineering Technologies (MET) Gateway is to receive €1.4m Government funding over the next five years to provide cutting-edge, industry focused solutions for SMEs and larger organisations across the MedTech, Engineering and Lifesciences sectors.

Back row, L to R, Prof Vincent Cunnane, President of LIT, Paul Gallagher, Secretary & Financial Controller, CIT, Dr Oliver Murphy, President of IT Tralee, Dr Michael Mulvey, President of DKIT, Dr Joseph Ryan, CEO THEA, Paul Hannigan, President of LYIT, Dr Fergal Barry, President of GMIT. Front row, L to R, Dr Brendan McCormack, President of IT Sligo, Thomas Stone, IT Sligo, the Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Dr Annie Doona, President of IADT, Dr Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President of I

Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, opened the first annual Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) Colloquium in GMIT today (10 May).