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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.


What’s on 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.


The 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.

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Colm Ó Maolmhuire

Colm Ó Maolmhuire

New Frontiers / Enterprise Manager

01 220 7455

claire mcnamee new frontiers blanchardstown dublin ireland

Claire Mac Namee

Learning & Innovation Centre Manager

01 220 7148

The New Frontiers programme provided me with the platform to validate if we had a business. The support on offer is second to none & invaluable for an early-stage entrepreneur.

Ciaran Brennan, PaidAde

Participating in New Frontiers Phase 2 at ITB tested every aspect of my business proposition; stripping away the unnecessary and leaving me with a clear concise business plan.

Simon Ruddy, Diluteze

New Frontiers - The National Programme For Developing Entrepreneurs was instrumental in allowing me time to deliver a product while also building a business.

Noel McKeown, Teeze

Notable alumni

  • 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

Alumni news


ProMotion lands deal with Clarins

ProMotion Rewards has landed a key deal with prestige skincare brand Clarins. Co-founded by New Frontiers alumna Lauren O'Reilly, ProMotion Rewards aims to redefine the shopping experience by bridging the gap between consumer goods brands and their customers.

Software firm tells builders in real time if they are losing money

LiveCosts is a Blanchardstown-based business with a simple goal. It tells construction companies if they are making money or not in real time. As is often the case, simple doesn’t mean easy. Read the interview with co-founder and New Frontiers alumnus, Ciaran Brennan, on

This is the right time! Register your interest in New Frontiers and a Programme Manager will be in touch to guide you through the application process.