New Frontiers 2018 Programme

The Institute of Technology Carlow in collaboration with Waterford Institute of Technology and Enterprise Ireland is currently recruiting for its 2018 New Frontiers Programme for Entrepreneurs
















What is the New Frontiers Programme

The New Frontiers Programme is a professional training and enterprise support programme aimed at entrepreneurs who have a well thought out innovative business idea or technology that has the potential to be transformed into a High Potential Start Up company. The programme is intended to train potential entrepreneurs in the skills required to establish and run their own businesses. 

How will it work: 

This three phase programme will provide a professional practical support programme targeted at people who are in the early stages of setting up a technology-based or knowledge-intensive business. Training and support will be provided by experienced practitioners through a structured delivery and assessment process which will provide the required assistance and guidance for the development of commercially viable enterprises. 


Phase 1
Business Feasibility
Phase 2
Business Development
Phase 3
Business Commercialisation
  • Part-time 8-10 weeks
  • Idea identification
  • Business evaluation
  • 6 months full-time
  • Structured training
  • Extensive mentoring
  • Investor pitch preparation
  • Hot desk facilities
  • Enterprise Ireland funding of €15,000
  • Investor-ready Business Plan
  • Route to Market strategies
  • Customer value proposition refinement.

Who is eligible to Apply:

Applicants should be a potential entrepreneurs who have a well thought-out innovative business idea or technology that has the potential to be transformed into a high potential start-up company. The business concept should be:

  • Knowledge based
  • Innovative in nature
  • Have a job creation potential 
  • Have export potential or potential to earn external revenues 
  • Have been well researched prior to application 

Please download the application form here: