IT Blanchardstown

Learning and Innovation Centre (LINC)


The LINC is a hub of innovation, located in the heart of the Dublin Enterprise Zone. It is situated on the campus of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

Our close proximity with Dublin city centre, Dublin Airport and both the M50 and M3, coupled with our location within a busy industrial setting, makes the LINC the ideal location for growing a start-up business. It also allows companies to engage with the academic expertise of the college.

The LINC provides physical and business training supports for high-tech, knowledge-intensive startups. Companies engaging with the centre can also avail of the Create Learn Grow programme which provides mentoring and support services.

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What does the LINC offer?

17 offices (suitable for 2 – 16 people), a hot-desk area for up to 12 people, training rooms, meeting rooms, ICT rooms, lecture hall, a café and a gym.

Access to academic expertise in numerous research groups at ITB. Private or public funding available though agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, IRCSET & IRCHSS.

Business support: mentoring and advice, industry seminars to support innovation, networking events and provision of group schemes.

A cohort of students for projects or placements, and graduates for recruitment.


The LINC team

The New Frontiers Programme Manager at IT Blanchardstown is Colm Ó Maolmhuire. Colm has 20 years’ experience operating as an independent, professional management trainer, mentor and consultant. His main areas of expertise are in finance, business planning/analysis and management skills. His clients have included commercial corporates; micro-enterprises; government departments and state agencies; voluntary organisations and sectors such as financial services, retail, manufacturing, hospitality services and administration.

Colm Ó Maolmhuire

Colm Ó Maolmhuire

New Frontiers / Enterprise Manager

01 885 1372

claire mcnamee new frontiers blanchardstown dublin ireland

Claire Mac Namee

Incubation Centre Manager

01 885 1502

Some of our previous participants

  • Alison Mc Intosh, Ali Mac Skincare – organic skin products
  • Anthony Carroll, Gateway Sport – ‘SMAC’ platform for sport
  • Orla Reynolds, Orla Reynolds Design – furniture design
  • Fergal Brehony, 18/72Perform+™ – cloud-based Performance Excellence system
  • Kevin Kerrigan, Tower 81 – project management excellence
  • Aine Behan, Cortechs – online ‘brainwave sensing’ solutions
  • Christopher Gregan, Fungus – interactive storytelling game platform

The latest news from the LINC

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