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 2017.  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)



New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme

GMIT New Frontiers 2015 Business Awards


GMIT New Frontiers 2013 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2012 Business Awards

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Elizabeth Fox (right), award-winning lecturer, GMIT College of Tourism & Arts, Fergus O’Halloran (left), Manager of the Twelve Hotel, Barna, and The Grand Master, Mr David Ling at Barberstown Castle, Sunday 20 November, when the two Galway based wine experts were inducted into the elite Alsace guild.

One of the oldest wine guilds in the world, Confrérie Saint-Etienne d’Alsace, held its first ever Chapter and conferring in Ireland this month (November) when a number of wine experts including GMIT  lecturer Elizabeth  Fox and Fergus O’Halloran, Manager of The Twelve Hotel, Barna, were inducted

Woodside Country Manager Ireland Gareth Parry congratulates scholarship recipient and PhD candidate Myrto Tourgeli in the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

Woodside Energy Ireland, a subsidiary of Australia's largest oil and gas company, and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are pleased to announce the award of a new scholarship, the Woodside Irish Cetacean PhD Scholarship, to Myrto Tourgeli, a PhD student at GMIT’s Marine and Freshwater Re