Dundalk IT

Regional Development Centre


The RDC (Regional Development Centre) in Dundalk and Invent DCU in Dublin jointly deliver the New Frontiers programme in the Border mid-east region. This partnership between Dundalk Institute of Technology and Dublin City University means that New Frontiers participants have access to the expertise, facilities and resources of both locations.

Located in the heart of the strategic M1 corridor within 1 hour of Dublin and Belfast, the innovation hub at the RDC (Regional Development Centre) on the campus of the DkIT, offers a supporting, nurturing and vibrant environment in which to develop and grow your startup.

Established in 1989, the dedicated team at the RDC have a strong track record of supporting, nurturing and developing entrepreneurs from concept stage to scaling internationally.

Entrepreneurs Assisted
applied research projects
Companies Incubated

What does the RDC offer?

Access our expert panels for advice on intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, patents, EI Innovation Vouchers, and collaborative technology development programmes.

Attend our funding workshops, invites to RDC & DkIT seminars. Access our students for projects, placements or internships. Advertise to our graduates and alumni through our careers department.

Access to our researchers in ICT, health and ageing, energy and the environment, creative arts, entrepreneurship, humanities and social sciences.

20 office units capable accommodating 6-12 people, hot-desking with 24/7 access, use of our boardrooms and meeting rooms, video conferencing facilities, welcoming and friendly reception facilities, cafe, canteen, catering facilities, parking, security and postal services.


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DkIT New Frontiers programme - campus
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The RDC team

The New Frontiers Programme Manager at Dundalk IT is Martina Goss. Martina is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ extensive experience in advising, supporting and developing companies in the SME sector. She has held senior finance roles in companies in a wide range of industries and is passionate about business development and growth. Martina is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and has also been awarded their professional qualification in Strategic Finance & Business Analytics.

Martina Goss Dundalk New Frontiers Programme

Martina Goss

New Frontiers Programme Manager

042 937 0481


Garrett Duffy

RDC Incubation Centre Manager

042 937 0427

Maria Johnston New Frontiers

Maria Johnston

Operations & Enterprise Development Manager
Invent DCU

01 700 7597

Some of our previous participants

  • Shane Brett, Gecko – fintech governance software
  • Jimmy Gargan, Pure Heat – IR heat panels
  • Adrienne McArdle, Heat Hero – heating solution
  • Shane McAvinchey, Irish Dance Pro – dance products
  • David Duignan, RecEasy – account reconciliation software
  • Susanne McCorry, Galibier – technical bike wear
  • Edward McElroy, Social Arcade – gaming
  • Yvonne Brady, EVB Sports – sports apparel
  • Gerard Kiely, Mentor Pitch – SaaS mentorship management

The latest news from the RDC

Seedcorn finalists, Superwheel

Congratulations to Simon Chan of Superwheel who has been shortlisted for the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition. Simon is a graduate of the New Frontiers class of 2017 and will officially launch his product on July 17th in the RDC!

Gecko Governance to raise $20m through initial coin offering

Gecko Governance, founded by Shane Brett, is looking to raise $20 million (€17.7m) via an initial coin offering (ICO), with funds raised to be used to develop a new global compliance solution. Read more on irishtimes.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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