Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology

Media Cube

IADT Media Cube

IADT’s Media Cube is home to approximately 15 early-stage companies as well as a range of New Frontiers participants, who find the dedicated workspace and networking opportunities available at the Cube hugely beneficial in the formative stages of their venture.

The Media Cube team, along with our New Frontiers partners at DIT Hothouse, work closely with our client ventures to help them formulate and refine their proposition and navigate the investment options available to support the growth of their start-up. The Media Cube offers multiple opportunities to expand networks: networking events see a range of successful founders, investors and professional advisers sharing their experience and expertise with our client companies.

As its name suggests, IADT – the Institute of Art, Design and Technology – focuses its teaching and research on the convergence of creativity, technology and design. That is why Media Cube companies frequently engage interns and graduates to bolster their teams with young people who live and breathe digital technologies. Working through schemes like Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Voucher Programme, our client companies often work with technologists and designers from the Institute who help them ensure that their products and services offer users an exceptional experience that drives adoption.

successful companies
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What does the Media Cube offer?

Hotdesks and offices of 14m², 18m² and 24m² (with flexible terms available to all companies), meeting rooms and an informal space for team meetings or a catch-up over coffee.

The IADT, through its applied research programmes, addresses the nature and implications of the changing landscape of the digital media industry and, by doing so, is assisting in the reformulation of professional activities for the sector.

Parking is available on-campus, while the 46A bus route offers a regular and efficient service into central Dublin.

Shower facilities are available for clients who like to cycle to work or squeeze in a run at lunchtime.


The Media Cube team

The New Frontiers Programme at IADT is delivered by Ann Marie Phelan, in conjunction with colleagues from DIT Hothouse. Ann Marie has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. She is a qualified barrister and has worked for many years in commercial law matters in the Irish courts representing a range of commercial organisations, state bodies and individual directors. Her interest in supporting startups arose from her own experience of founding her own company and developing commercial links with the Chinese market.

AM Phelan IADT New Frontiers

Ann Marie Phelan

New Frontiers Programme Manager

01 239 4625

New Frontiers Fionnghuala

Fionnghuala Ní Neill

Media Cube Administrator

01 239 4750

Some of our previous participants

  • Adrian Walsh, Checkventory – inventory control solutions
  • Alison Stroh, Dr Coys – innovation in health foods
  • Graham Byrne, Your Smile Direct – online dental solutions
  • Sharon Kavanagh-Banks, SOAR – automotive asset recognition software

The latest news from the Media Cube

Equine MediRecord launches in the US

Equine MediRecord is a technology solution for equine anti-doping and horse welfare. Having successfully established in the UK, Irish, and French market, they have just launched in the US with backing from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA).

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!

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