New Frontiers

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

New Frontiers participants at GMIT

New Frontiers - Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme will open for Phase 1 applications in Spring 2017. 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.
  • €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 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

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.

The Public Information Sessions for the 2017 New Frontiers Programme are starting soon.  Check out details below:

Latest News

Front cover - Galway County 1916 Rising Heritage Trail

A bilingual guide book, the Galway County 1916 Rising Heritage Trail: Go Explore the Historic Sites & Memorials, will be officially launched in the Lady Gregory Hotel at 2 pm on Thursday 14 December 2017 by Cllr Eileen Mannion, Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway.

L to R: Noel Campbell, Curator, National Museum of Ireland, presenting GMIT graduate Angela Boyce from Castlebar with a Heritage Studies Academic Achievement Award.  [Photo by Karl Keaney. No fee]

The National Museum of Ireland marked a number of successful collaborations with GMIT Mayo this year with the formal presentation of an academic achievement award to a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Heritage Studies.