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Synergy Centre

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The Synergy Centre is a state of the art business incubator based on the Tallaght Campus of TU Dublin and created by Enterprise Ireland and IT Tallaght (now TU Dublin).

Synergy Centre offers a supportive and vibrant environment for startups and entrepreneurs. It caters for a range of business types and offers flexible facilities that can adapt to your business needs. The centre is a commercially-oriented interface linking client ventures with research facilities inside ITT, external commercial enterprises and support agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and Local Enterprise offices.

Events, mentoring and networking opportunities all part of the Synergy Centre experience. There are regular Juice Breakfasts, with expert speakers on current business topics and the opportunity to meet locally- and regionally-based businesses and entrepreneurs. There are also quarterly events such as Sales Masterclass, Women in Business and sponsored speakers.

Synergy Global is based in City West, just minutes from TU Dublin and home to top global companies in pharmaceuticals, IT/software, telecomms, electronics, media and food. Synergy Global, which represents an additional 1,100m² of modern incubation facility, was acquired by ITT Dublin in 2011, and is now home to high-growth innovative technology companies, many of whom are graduates of the Synergy Centre.

365
APPLICANTS TO THE PROGRAMME SINCE 2011
25
PAST PARTICIPANTS WITH EI HPSU STATUS
155
IRISH JOBS CREATED BY OUR PARTICIPANTS

What’s on offer?

16 office units of different sizes (suitable for 2 – 8 people), a hot-desk area for up to 12 people, training rooms, boardrooms, meeting rooms and a café are available to participants.

Research facilities include the Radio Frequency Technology Centre and fully equipped Anechoic Chamber, MiCRA  – Technology Gateway Centre and a state of the art Innovation Laboratory space.

Resident businesses benefit from barrier-protected client parking, private broadband and 24/7 access via electronic key.

The centre has an IT hub room with rentable rack space and flexible broadband packagers and there is VOIP telephony in the office units and hot-desk area.

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The team

The New Frontiers Programme Manager at Tallaght is Laura Enache. Laura has a background in marketing and business development and over 10 years’ experience in international sales, brand marketing and advertising.  She held various business development roles in the horticulture industry as well as marketing agencies. Laura has first-hand experience as a participant in both New Frontiers Phase 1 and Phase 2. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and a master’s degree in Marketing from Dublin City University. She is also an active member of Junior Chamber International (JCI).

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Laura Enache - Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers TU Dublin Tallaght CampusLaura Enache

New Frontiers Programme Manager

01 220 7745
@SynergyTUDublin

David McDonnell - Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers TU Dublin Tallaght CampusDavid McDonnell

Synergy Centre Manager

01 220 7186

Rory McNeill - Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers TU Dublin Tallaght CampusRory McNeill

Enterprise Support Officer

01 220 8134

Coming from engineering backgrounds, the programme provided a fundamental understanding of what it takes to become a successful start-up and the skills required to undertake the challenging journey.

Ciaran Davies, Zoodazzle

Participating in the New Frontiers programme has transformed our business. We have built a team, launched on new platforms, developed our customer base, become more confident about our roadmap and we have a business plan that we are proud to share.

Susanne Carpenter, An Lár TV

Notable alumni

  • Susanne Carpenter, An Lár – online TV streaming
  • Ciaran Davies, Zoodazzle – game development software
  • Oliver Hynes, Hub Controller – smart thermostat utility controls
  • Cormac Keogh, Rowcatcher – elite athlete training software
  • Shane Murphy, Groopeze – group management software
  • Elaine Ralph, Superdisty – ecommerce enabling software
  • Orla Reynolds, Orla Reynolds Design – design furniture

Alumni news

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Wellola’s Sonia Neary on Going for Growth

Going for Growth, a programme jointly run by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG, assists ambitious women entrepreneurs to achieve their growth ambitions. An interview with Sonia Neary, CEO and co-founder of Wellola on thinkbusiness.ie.

Consumer rewards company ProMotion secures €725,000 seed funding

Pharmacists used their retail experience to develop an app that rewards consumers who share details on their shopping habits with brands. Interview with alumna Lauren O’Reilly and her co-founder Bidemi Afolabi on businesspost.ie.

Have A Startup Idea? Register Your Interest In New Frontiers And One Of Our Programme Managers Will Be In Touch Soon!