TU Dublin – City Campus

Hothouse Incubation Centre 

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Since 1991, TU Dublin 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 TU Dublin 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 TU Dublin Hothouse team

Dr Paul Maguire

Dr Paul Maguire

Head of Innovation and Enterprise


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Anne Marie Kelly

TU Dublin Hothouse Administrator

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

Ad tech firm targets €2m funding to create global offices

Dublin-based marketing solutions company, GladCloud, which counts Diageo among its clients, helps brands provide targeted local advertising. Founders Keith Curley and Tony Burke plan to hire 90 new staff over the next two years. Read more on businesspost.ie.

Mirr sees success with code and mirrors

Founded by two first-year engineering students, Alice Shaughnessy and Jack O’Regan Kenny, Mirr is a device that lets users stream Netflix, listen to Spotify or check the weather while maintaining a reflective surface on screen space that’s not in use. Read their interview on siliconrepublic.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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