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.
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.
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.
New Frontiers Programme Manager
042 937 0481
RDC Incubation Centre Manager
042 937 0427
Operations & Enterprise Development Manager
01 700 7597
The New frontiers Programme was critical in my decision to pursue this path, as it provided the external assessment and direction my idea needed to become a business. It gave me confidence in the idea; that it was a good business proposal and that I could make it as an entrepreneur.
Padraig Doolan, Beat Your Manager
There were a number of elements which were invaluable to me. The stipend in particular allowed me to focus on the business full time and to park my consulting work, which was preventing me from pushing ahead aggressively with the new business.
Ronan Lucid, Avemtec Limited
Some of our previous participants
The latest news from the RDC
Still not ready to apply? We have some useful links that might help:
- the RDC website
- more information about the New Frontiers programme
- see our Frequently Asked Questions
- check out our 10 tips for entrepreneurs thinking of applying to New Frontiers