Institute of Technology Sligo

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  • Enterprise &
    Entrepreneurial Training

    Got a brilliant idea? Every day, everywhere around the world people innovate, explore, invent and collaborate to break new frontiers. Talk to us about New Frontiers, a high powered programme for people with an innovative idea for a new business.

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  • Business Innovation
    Centre Supports

    The Centre currently houses over 20 new businesses employing over 50 people. Business sectors include software development, chemical and environmental analysis, biotechnology, health food development and e-learning and web design.

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  • Research Capabilities

    The research groups at IT Sligo are:

    • Biomolecular Environmental Public Health Group
    • Biomedical Engineering in Ireland (IT Sligo) Group
    • Geotechnical Research Group
    • Mitochondrial Biology and Radiation Research Centre
    • Centre for Sustainability

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  • Contact Details

    Niall McEvoy Institute of Technology Sligo
    Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland
    T + 353 (0)71 91 55385
    T + 353 (0)71 91 44500
    E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1) Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Training

Got a brilliant idea? Every day, everywhere around the world people innovate, explore, invent and collaborate to break new frontiers. Talk to us about New Frontiers, a high powered programme for people with an innovative idea for a new business.

This intensive programme will equip you with the skills you need to establish and run your new business. You’ll have access to expertise and contacts to commercialise your business idea fast and you’ll learn the latest management and leadership techniques.

This National Programme is delivered in your area by the Innovation Centre at IT Sligo in partnership with CoLab at LYIT

Programme Detail

New Frontiers is a three-phase programme that is designed to provide an integrated and comprehensive set of business development supports to participants.

Phase 1 -Testing the business idea

The first phase will be part-time over six to eight weeks and will help you to validate the market potential of your business idea. These weekend and evening workshops will provide information and general start-up training, allowing you to tease out your idea’s feasibility and to see whether a viable proposition exists.

Phase 2 - Business Planning

Following a competitive selection process, committed participants who have a strong value proposition and who can demonstrate that their business proposition has potential to grow and create jobs may be offered a place on Phase 2.

If successful, you will receive intensive support for six months to develop both your own skills and to work up your business proposition. This will entail full-time participation in workshops, mentoring and regular reviews. Using these supports, you will fully detail and validate your business proposition and identify potential customers, sales channels and funding options.
You must be available for full-time participation. To facilitate this, you will receive up to €15,000 in funding subject to satisfactory development reviews.
The aim of this phase is to support you in your development of an investor-ready business plan.

Phase 3 - Business Development

Businesses emerging from Phase 2 will be guided to the most relevant government supports that can best help them at their particular stage of development. Further incubation facilities and support may be available to participants for a limited period, in conjunction with ongoing support from the Incubation Centre Management team.
For more information on this programme and how to apply please contact: www.newfrontiersnw.ie

2) Business Innovation Centre Supports

The Centre currently houses over 20 new businesses employing over 50 people. Business sectors include software development, chemical and environmental analysis, biotechnology, health food development and e-learning and web design.

The Innovation Centre is a hub for regional development in the North West. We use the expertise in IT Sligo to create a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that in turn is easily accessible. We provide the facilities and a stimulating supportive environment to nurture entrepreneurs. We have established ourselves as a leader in regional development for local business and industry.

The Innovation Centre provides the gateway for business and industry to access a wealth of expertise in IT Sligo. We offer a broad range of practical services including:

  • Enterprise Training
  • Incubation Space
  • Applied Research
  • Mentoring and Networking Opportunities
  • Access to IT Sligo research expertise
  • Use of Specialist Equipment
  • Video Conferencing and Meeting Facilities

The list of client companies is;
http://itsligo.ie/research-innovation/innovation/current-companies/

3) Research capabilities

The research groups at IT Sligo are:

Biomolecular Environmental Public Health Group

The Centre for Biomolecular Environmental and Public Health Research is a multidisciplinary research and education centre, committed to leadership in the field of biomolecular environmental health research

Biomedical Engineering in Ireland (IT Sligo) Group

Research is currently focused in the area of orthopaedics and in particular bone fracture. Projects include:

  • acoustic emission system to locate the source of bone fractures in bovine
  • using high speed cameras and an acoustic emission system to investigate the formation of damage in bone
  • using a vibration system and a computer modelling package to investigate the effect of fractures in ovine bone

Geotechnical Research Group

The Geotechnical Research Group at IT Sligo conducts applied research that is highly relevant to issues currently facing the geotechnical industry. Geotechnical centrifuge modelling is the most powerful investigative tool for revealing the mechanisms that govern the behaviour of complex soil-structure interaction problems.

Mitochondrial Biology and Radiation Research Centre

Our research activity and expertise includes: Radiation Biology; Mitochondrial Biology; Radiowave Radiation; Sunlight Radiation; Molecular Biology; Cell Biology; Cell Toxicology; Novel Drug Bio-Analysis; Human Biopsy Studies; Novel Diagnostics; Cancer Therapy and Novel Cancer Diagnostics

Centre for Sustainability

To date, the Centre’s activities have been in seven main thematic areas:

  • Biosolids treatment and reuse
  • Treatment of and energy recovery from farm wastes
  • Access to environmental information, decision making and justice
  • Renewable fuels from marine biomass
  • Bog rehabilitation
  • Wastewater Treatment Optimisation
  • Applied Ecology

4) Contact Details

Niall McEvoy
Institute of Technology Sligo
Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland
T: + 353 (0)71 91 55385
T: + 353 (0)71 91 44500
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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