New Frontiers

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

GMIT New Frontiers Group 2018

New Frontiers - Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme will open for Phase 1 applications in Spring 2020. 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.
  • Support package valued at €30,000 including €15,000 tax-free stipend in Phase 2, subject to satisfactory performance
  • No equity is taken in your business
  • Further support available in Phase 3 to the value of €10,000+
  • 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.
  • €10,000 1st Prize sponsored by KPMG.

Apply below.

To find out more about past participants and their companies, watch the videos on this page or check out "Meet Our New Businesses" below.

For information on the national New Frontiers programme, please visit www.newfrontiers.ie

New Frontiers Entrepreneurial Development Programme 2019

GMIT New Frontiers 2017 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2016 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2015 Business Awards

GMIT NEW FRONTIERS 2014 BUSINESS AWARDS

GMIT New Frontiers 2013 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2012 Business Awards

What's Happening

Do you have a brilliant idea that you have always wanted to explore?

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. 

Latest News

Back row, L to R: GMIT student Ali Al-Windi from William St, Galway; John Sweeney, National Chair of CIOB; Adrian Lynch, Mitchell McDermott, competition co-sponsors; Tommy Drumm, MD Collen Construction and former Dublin All-Ireland Captain; GMIT student Declan Coll from Falcarragh, Co Donegal.  Front row, L to R: Dr Martin Taggart, GMIT lecturer, GMIT student Liam Flatley from Belcarra, Castlebar, Co Mayo, GMIT student Adam Brennan from Bundoran, Co Donegal, and John Hanahoe, GMIT Lecturer.

A team of talented building and civil engineering degree students in GMIT have won the coveted All Ireland Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge 2019 for developing the best detailed proposals for a complex building heritage project on a busy commercial site in inner city Dubli

L to R: Nuzhafiq Noor Azman, Tuam, and Naqi Ahmad, Ballybane, who both graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Software Development, Batrisyia Amiruddin (Malaysia), who graduated with a Bachellor of Arts in Hotel and Catering Management, and Tahreem Shakeel, Ballinrobe, who graduated with Bachelor of Science Computing and Digital Media, pictured at the recent GMIT Conferrings in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.

Over 1,630 GMIT students are being conferred with awards at this year’s GMIT Conferrings taking place in Galway this month (November), with the Mayo campus conferrings taking place on Friday week, 29 November (11.30am), in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.