Maynooth University


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MaynoothWorks in Maynooth and the Midlands Innovation and Research Centre (MIRC) in Athlone jointly deliver the New Frontiers programme in the Midlands Mid-East region. This partnership between Athlone Institute of Technology and Maynooth University means that New Frontiers participants have access to the expertise, facilities and resources of both locations.

MaynoothWorks is a state of the art incubation space in the brand new Eolas Technology Building, constructed in 2015. MaynoothWorks boasts a seasoned team to help advise, support and coach companies at various stages. In addition to its bright, modern premises and strategic location, MaynoothWorks offers benefits such as executive coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning and networking.

knowledge-based startups
licence agreements and patents lodged
High Potential Startups (HPSUs)

What does MaynoothWorks offer?

Office units ranging from 17m² to 54m², hotdesks, board rooms, meeting rooms and common areas – all with high-speed broadband. Parking spaces and access to university leisure facilities (gym, canteen, etc.).

MaynoothWorks is deeply embedded in the University’s research community, so provides real opportunity to engage with our specialists.

Access to our extensive business network, mentoring from start-up specialists, introduction to various funding mechanisms and a talented pool of interns from our undergraduate community.

Opportunities to engage with the Business School on specific projects.


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The MaynoothWorks team

The New Frontiers Programme Manager at Athlone & Maynooth is Nick Allen. Nick has 18 years’ experience working as a training consultant and management consultant in the challenging environment of leading corporations in the UK and in delivering value management services to public and corporate sector clients in Ireland and the UK.

Nick Allen

Nick Allen

New Frontiers Programme Manager

090 648 3043

Maynoothworks Owen Laverty

Owen Laverty

MaynoothWorks Manager

01 708 6902

Michael Lonergan

Michael Lonergan

MIRC Manager

090 647 1882

Some of our previous participants

  • Emma-Rose Conroy, Euro Stallions – stallion semen agency
  • Dean Gammell, – software for group bookings
  • Brendan Murphy, Better Energy Management – energy saving products
  • Ian Kerr, Idaso – traffic count/classification technology
  • Keith Harrington, DebaPay – innovative digital exchange
  • Neal McDermott, – mobile ordering solutions
  • Henry Fingleton, Sweepovac – integrated vacuum system

The latest news from MaynoothWorks

Bringing kombucha to the Irish market

Ronan Coughlan and Tracy Armstrong returned to Ireland and founded an organic, craft-brewed Irish kombucha company. Read about their journey on

Workjuggle’s year in startup land

Ciara Garvan, New Frontiers alumna and founder of Workjuggle, shares some hard-won insights into what it takes to be an entrepreneur and startup founder on

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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