• SME Support


    We work with each entrepreneur to create individual plans for developing viable, profitable and thriving businesses.

    Examples of our support programmes include:


    The National Programme Supporting Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

    Eugene Crehan, Programme Manager
    ecrehan@wit.ie | Tel. 051-302953


    New Frontiers is Enterprise Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme for innovative, early-stage startups. It is a three-phase programme and is delivered jointly by WIT and IT Carlow in the South East region. If you believe that you are capable of building a new sustainable business, apply now for a place on this programme.


    Building links between SMEs and 3rd-level institutes

    Kieran Sullivan, Research Programmes Officer

    ksullivan@wit.ie | Tel. 051-834026


    WIT has completed over 600 Innovation Voucher projects for SMEs across the island of Ireland. Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist any registered limited company to explore a business opportunity or problem. Innovation Vouchers can be used for a wide range of innovation or knowledge transfer projects. The knowledge gained from a project may be used to solve business problems or to innovate a product, process or service.


    EU Funding and Support for Innovation Projects

    Kieran Sullivan, EU Research Programmes Officer

    ksullivan@wit.ie | Tel. 051-834026


    The SME Instrument supports close-to-market activities that will result in breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.


    Put WIT's Technology To Work In Your Business

    Dr. James O'Sullivan, Technology Transfer Manager

    josullivan@wit.ie | Tel. 051-845592


    The TTO is a partnership with Enterprise Ireland that enables industry to engage with academics to maximise the commercial impact of their expertise and research.The focus is on ensuring that innovative technologies are made available to businesses and are used to create sustainable jobs and economic growth. The Technology Transfer Office is often the first point of contact for industry and other external agencies interested in identifying the research capabilities within the Institute and exploring how WIT experts can add value to a business.


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