The Innovation Centre exists to:
► Help and support entrepreneurs
► Nurture new start-ups and fledgling enterprises
► Assist established businesses develop and expand
With our assistance you can intensify your capacity for innovation, with exciting results.
About the Innovation Centre:
We were among one of the first Institutes of Technology to set up an Innovation Centre, providing direct support for local business. That tells you something about the culture of entrepreneurship we foster at IT Sligo.
The Centre currently houses 35+ new businesses employing over 100 people. Business sectors include software development, chemical and environmental analysis, biotechnology, health food development and e-learning and web design.
A Gateway to Expertise – What we Do:
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 servises 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
We have particular strengths and specialist expertise in:
► Sustainability and green technologies
► Creativity and Design
► Economic and Social Research
► Design and Rapid Prototyping
Current industry partnerships cover:
► Biofuel from Algae
► Biofuel from wood
► Farm waste management
► Pharmaceutical development
► Product development and Service development
► Eco Tourism
Delivering for Business:
Our technology transfer and innovation unit offers practical advice including information on sources of funding, training opportunities, consultancy, online learning and leading edge communication and high spec business facilities.
We offer a three phase programme – New Frontiers – for entrepreneurs with an innovative idea to assist the start up and development of their own business. Visit www.newfrontiersnw.ie for further information.
In addition to our engagement with SMEs, our current portfolio of partners includes Coca Cola, Abbott International and Masonite.
Leading regional development:
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.
What makes us different?
Any of our companies can tell you that IT Sligo as a partner has made the difference to them. Practical assistance every time.
For more information on our range of services please contact our Innovation Centre Manager, Janette Gillen on the details below:
IT Sligo, Ash lane, Sligo