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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participants since 2012
million euros in funding raised
irish jobs created by our participants

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 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

  • Derya Sousa, Kianda Technologies – intelligent business process management & automation platform
  • Ciaran Brennan, PaidAde – digital PA for tradespeople
  • Paul Canavan, InvizBox – encrypted online security & privacy
  • Orla Reynolds, Orla Reynolds Design – innovative furniture design
  • Kevin Kerrigan, Tower 81 – project management excellence
  • Áine Behan, Cortechs – ‘brain powered play’ improving attention deficit in children

The latest news from the LINC

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