TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus

Learning and Innovation Centre (LINC)

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

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.

participants since 2012
million euros in funding raised
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What does the LINC offer?

A lively and supportive environment for innovation-based startup and scaling companies. Space for 15 companies and 15 pre-startup entrepreneurs, the atmosphere and activities are focused on supporting new enterprises. We offer a range of facilities, seminars and programmes to support your venture, as well as access to a range of relevant knowledge.

Facilities include a boardroom, training room, meeting room, ideas lab, research room, research labs, onsite cafe and pay & display parking. Clients also have access to support and mentoring through the Create, Learn, Grow™ business support programme.

Access academic research in informatics, engineering, humanities and business – post-graduate, industry and applied research projects and partnerships, plus a portfolio of prioritised research areas. We also engage in collaborative research activities, including Innovation Vouchers, Innovation Partnerships and Industry Funded Research.


New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown LINC meeting room
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown LINC lobby
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown Phase 2 participants DS CB
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown LINC ideas lab
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown Phase 2 participant BH
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown LINC hotdesk area
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown LINC outside
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown LINC hallway
New Frontiers programme at Blanchardstown LINC NF training

The LINC team

The New Frontiers Programme Manager at Blanchardstown is Colm Ó Maolmhuire. Colm has been Enterprise Manager at the LINC since August 2017 and is involved in all aspects of supporting enterprise and entrepreneurs across the campus. This includes startup programmes (New Frontiers, Enterprise Garage), incubation space (office, hot desk) and enterprise services (networking events, mentoring services, links with support agencies). Colm’s main passion is to help and support startup and growth entrepreneurs, of all ages and sizes, through the challenging initial steps of their journey. Despite his youthful looks, Colm has been involved in the enterprise support space – as a mentor, management consultant and trainer – for over 20 years.

Colm Ó Maolmhuire

Colm Ó Maolmhuire

New Frontiers / Enterprise Manager

01 885 1372

claire mcnamee new frontiers blanchardstown dublin ireland

Claire Mac Namee

Learning & Innovation Centre Manager

01 885 1502

Some of our previous participants

  • Derya Sousa, Kianda Technologies – intelligent business process management & automation platform
  • Ciaran Brennan, LiveCosts – AI platform for construction industry
  • Paul Canavan, InvizBox – encrypted online security & privacy
  • Sohini De, Winds of Change – Wellbeing as a Service enterprise solutions
  • Kevin Kerrigan, Tower 81 – project management excellence
  • Áine Behan, Cortechs – ‘brain powered play’ improving attention deficit in children

The latest news from the LINC

Interactive courses help teens stay on top of wellbeing

Project One Sky start-up uses teaching methods including quizzes and gamification to engage its young market. Founder Dr Colm Fallon is featured on irishtimes.com.

Firm seeks €500k to fund alternative treatment for ADHD

Dublin company Cortechs, founded by New Frontiers alumna Dr Áine Behan, is seeking €500,000 to fund the international launch of innovative technology designed to provide an alternative treatment for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Read more on irishexaminer.com.

Have a startup idea? Register your interest in New Frontiers and one of our Programme Managers will be in touch soon!

Further reading

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