• 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.


    NDRC at ArcLabs

    NDRC at ArcLabs seeking startups for €75,000 investment programme

    Following the success of the first two NDRC at ArcLabs programmes, which ran during 2018 and 2019, as well as three other regional NDRC programmes in the West, the call is open for applications for the next cohort of entrepreneurs.

    Building links between SMEs and 3rd-level institutes

    Aisling O'Neill, ArcLabs Research and Innovation Center Manager

    amoneill@wit.ie | Tel. 051-302975


    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.


    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.



    Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy

    Prof. Bill O'Gorman, Research Manager

    wogorman@wit.ie |


    The Centre for Enterprise Development & Regional Economy provides a framework and environment for entrepreneurs, researchers, academics and policy makers/implementers to engage in a mutually complementary manner to support economic growth and development in the region.


    Walton Institute

    Formerly known as Telecommunications Software & Systems Group

    https://waltoninstitute.ie Email: info@waltoninstitute.ie


    Walton Institute is a cornerstone of ICT research and development activity in Ireland since 1996. Based in the idyllic setting of WIT’s West Campus at Carriganore, Walton Institute undertakes cutting edge research blending fundamental science with real world commercial applications. Formerly known as the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), the aim of the Institute is to investigate futuristic next-generation technologies, to verify their capabilities and applicability for today’s society, and to work in collaboration with industry to ensure their commercialisation.


    National Funding and Support for Innovation Projects


    Ms. Jo Holohan, National Research Programmes Officer at WIT

    research@wit.ie | 051-834026

    In the role of National Research Programmes Officer Jo co-ordinates the pre and post award funding support for National Research Funding Programmes in WIT.Jo will coordinate and liaise with Industry partners and other external organisations to identify and assist to secure funding for research. There are a number of collaborative funding opportunities for HPSU’s and industry partners that can really advance your business and identify key market/development opportunities.

    EU Funding and Support for Innovation Projects

    Ms. Philomena Treacy, EU Research Programmes Officer

    research@wit.ie | Tel. 051-834042


    In the role of EU Research Programmes Officer, Philomena provides comprehensive support for the WIT research community in the preparation of European and International funding proposals and supports the WIT researchers throughout the project management lifecycle. Philomena provides SME's with a route to European funding through streams such as Horizon 2020 - SME Instrument & Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) supporting close-to-market activities that will result in breakthrough innovation.


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