It’s an economic truth, universally acknowledged, that innovation is at the core of most successful businesses.
Actually being innovative, however, is easier said than done. Which is why centres of incubation are so necessary. Ireland can proudly boast nine university incubation centres, six university bio incubation centres and 15 Institute of Technology incubation centres, all contributing to making this country one of the globe’s most exciting places for both research and development, and in which to do business.
At the heart of all this, you’ll find NovaUCD. Located on the campus of University College Dublin, this state-of-the-art facility, which opened its doors in the lovingly restored 18th century Merville House in 2003, wants exciting new ventures, visionary entrepreneurs and most importantly, big ideas. What it offers is an extensive business support programme for the client companies based there, with advice, seminars and workshops, plus access to NovaUCD’s extensive network investors, researchers and business leaders.