Innovation and Enterprise

Why Collaborate with TU Dublin?

Collaboration is at the very heart of the TU Dublin mission and we place a high value on developing mutually beneficial relationships with all our stakeholders. We adopt a proactive and progressive approach to building an ongoing dialogue with our partners, building a better understanding of each other’s environment  with a view to working with our stakeholders to co create innovative solutions to organisational and societal challenges.

In today's global environment, the successful creation and transfer of knowledge is an increasingly fundamental element for businesses pursuing real competitive advantage. TU Dublin has a strong commitment to the development and support of the knowledge economy and a proactive approach to building successful links with industry.        

TU Dublin is a diverse and truly multidisciplinary university and a significant repository of expertise and knowledge. Working together, we can help you access this valuable resource to support your specific objectives.

Innovation is fundamental to maintaining a competitive edge in industry but sometimes time and financial constraints can prevent you from developing innovative ideas that could become an important source of revenue in the future. We can help you source funding opportunities, new technologies, and expertise and can even help you find ways to fund new staff to work on your research and development projects. TU Dublin is committed to advancing basic, applied and commercially-viable research. With over 850 full-time academics and an extensive range of facilities TU Dublin can offer industry an efficient and effective means of developing ideas into tangible and socially beneficial projects.

As well as partnering with industry, we have extensive partnerships with community organisations, schools, social enterprises, charities etc. Please see our Communities page for details.

Let’s start a conversation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Business Incubation

TU Dublin provides state-of-the-art business incubation facilities to technology based start-ups in the greater Dublin region.We operate purpose-built business incubators from our campuses in Grangegorman, Tallaght and Blanchardstown, as well as an off-campus facility at Citywest Business Park.                                                                                                           

We provide an extensive range of supports for entrepreneurs and business start-ups, including delivery of Enterprise Ireland’s flagship entrepreneur development programme New Frontiers.

Why chose TU Dublin?                                                        

  • Accelerate the development of your business idea and start-up enterprise
  • Enrol on an entrepreneur development programme
  • Access business mentoring and coaching supports
  • Network with like-minded companies and entrepreneurs
  • Connect with on-campus academic and research expertise appropriate to your business
  •  Access enterprise and collaborative research supports
  • Access of start of the art laboratories, equipment and services
  • Please get in touch to learn more about how we can help.    

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