TU Dublin – City Campus

Hothouse Incubation Centre 

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Since 1991, Hothouse has served the needs of Ireland’s emerging entrepreneurs, establishing itself as a leading startup incubator. Notable alumni include Movidius, Mick’s Garage, Smarter Surfaces, Boards.ie, Artomatix and Locatible.

Based in the Greenway Hub in Grangegorman, a short walk from Dublin’s Smithfield area, Hothouse’s newly opened, €21 million incubator offers training space, hotdesks, own-door offices and state-of-the-art labs. The wider Grangegorman site will be TU Dublin’s new central campus and, following a 10-year redevelopment, will fully open in 2021. In total, it will host 30,000 students, cost €1 billion and span 75 acres of Dublin city centre.

Since 2012, over 183 companies have completed New Frontiers Phase 2 at Hothouse. These total over 620 jobs, an estimated €33 million in revenue and €25.5 million in equity investment raised. Many have gone on to achieve further high-profile success – achieving Enterprise Ireland HPSU status, or being awarded Competitive Start Fund (CSF) or Horizon 2020 funding. Others have won prestigious global awards from top firms such as Nvidia, PwC & William Fry.

sustainable businesses created
jobs created by supported entrepreneurs
million euros raised in equity investment

What does Hothouse offer?

Flexible office units from 15m² to 500m². Industrial and warehouse units between 400m² and 500m² are also available for lease. Meeting rooms cater for groups of up to 100 people.

Research facilities include the Focas Research Institute and the Environmental Sustainability & Health Institute (ESHI).

Fibre connections to both the COLT Telecom and BT networks.

Entrepreneurs benefit from 24/7 access, free car parking, security and an on-site caretaker, secretarial services and coffee shop.


The Hothouse team

Michelle Moloney - New frontiers DIT Hothouse

Michelle Moloney

New Frontiers Programme Co-ordinator

01 402 5328


Emma Dunne

Emma Dunne

New Frontiers Programme Officer 

 01 402 5327



Bernadette O’Reilly

Incubation Centre Manager

01 402 5330

Some of our previous participants

  • Adrian Walsh, Checkventory – field-based asset auditing
  • David Palmer, FenestraPro – Building Information Modelling for architects
  • Eric Risser, Artomatix – art tools to automate digital media creation
  • Mats Forsgren, Clindox – SaaS for clinical trials
  • Patrick Barry, VSWare – school administration platform
  • Ronan Clarke, Smarter Surfaces – high quality whiteboard paints
  • Tony Staunton, Property Gate – property management platform

The latest news from TU Dublin Hothouse

UtilityAR reports a jump in demand for its headsets

UtilityAR’s headsets are helping firms to get around coronavirus restrictions. Founder Patrick Liddy was interviewed by businesspost.ie.

Meat-free sauces pack a big flavour punch

Vegan sauce company Porter & Nash has spotted a plant-based gap in the market. New Frontiers participant Gavin Cassidy is featured with his cofounder Eoin Lennon in this irishtimes.com article.

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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