Limerick IT

Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre

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The Hartnett Enterprise Centre facilitates the transition from education, research and employment to startup success by assisting clients in a number of complimentary areas: research commercialisation, early-stage enterprise startup and internationalisation.

The centre provides business development services to clients via one-to-one mentoring and business plan reviews with the Enterprise Development & Business Liaison Manager, the New Frontiers Programme Manager and a panel of subject matter experts. Providing links to Enterprise Ireland and other enterprise support agencies is a critical dimension of the Hartnett Centre service, as well as links to investor networks across Ireland, Europe and the USA.

The centre has incubation units – ready-to-go shared office solutions, hot desks or virtual incubation services – available to promoters of early-stage companies. For companies that are starting to grow, some of the offices can open out into a space for 8 – 10 people.

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sustainable companies created
people employed by participants since 2012
million euros raised by Participants since 2012

What does the Hartnett Centre offer?

18 units of approx. 25m² accommodating up to four people, shared office space and hotdesks. Reception, restaurant, boardroom and meeting room.

IT support and broadband, managed print facility and videoconferencing.

Access to the LIT Enterprise Ladder, LIT International Network and invitations to dozens of events to help inspire, motivate and build networks and relationships and to take part in competitions.

Access to collaborative research with LIT. Shannon ABC, TEMPO and ACORN research centres are based in the centre.

Gallery

Enterprise Ireland Recognition Award From Left to Right: Vincent Cunnane - President, LIT, Jerry Moloney - Regional Director Midwest Enterprise Ireland. Photo credit Shauna Kennedy
Harnett Centre - New Frontiers group
Mark Cochrane - Startup of the Year Award From Left to Right: Mary Casey- New Frontiers Programme Coordinator, Mark Cochrane - Trackplan Software Simon O’Keeffe, New Frontiers Lead Trainer, Jerry Moloney, Regional Director Midwest, Enterprise Ireland. Photo credit Shauna Kennedy
New Frontiers Group 2015
Mark Cochrane - Startup of the Year Award From Left to Right: Mary Casey- New Frontiers Programme Coordinator, Mark Cochrane - Trackplan Software Simon O’Keeffe, New Frontiers Lead Trainer, Jerry Moloney, Regional Director Midwest, Enterprise Ireland. Photo credit Shauna Kennedy
HEAC Boardroom NF P 2016
Enterprise Team From Left to Right:Derek Blackweir - LIT, Liam Brown -Vice President LIT, Mary Casey, New Frontiers Programme Coordinator, Professor Vincent Cunane - President LIT, Dick Meaney -LIT, Gillian Barry-Head of Innovation & Enterprise & Simon O’Keeffe- New Frontiers Lead Trainer, Photo credit Shauna Kennedy

The Harnett Centre team

The New Frontiers Programme Manager at Limerick IT is Mary Casey. She holds a BA degree from the University of Limerick, and qualified with the Chartered Insurance Institute while working in that sector. Mary has worked in a variety of private and public sector roles, and shares her considerable practical experience with Limerick’s programme participants, as she steers them towards success through each phase of New Frontiers. Mary thrives on the collaborative environment that the New Frontiers programme develops, and helping new entrepreneurs find their feet by drawing on the expertise of LIT’s New Frontiers alumni and consultants.

Mary Casey New Frontiers

Mary Casey

New Frontiers Programme Co-ordinator

061 293 830

Gillian Barry New Frontiers

Gillian Barry

Enterprise Development and Business Liaison Manager

061 293 151
@GillianBarry

Some of our previous participants

  • Paul Gough, Nualtra – delivery of food for special medical purposes
  • Fintan Ward, Golf Voyager – golf vacations website
  • Charlie Glynn, Glynn Technical Diamonds – innovative synthetic diamond products
  • Conan McDonnell, BeeActiv – premium bee-centric products
  • Evan Talty, Wild Irish Sea Weed – providing sustainable, hand-harvested seaweed
  • Leonie Lynch, Juspy – high protein postnatal recovery drink
  • Mark Cochrane, Trackplan – facilities management software

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