University College Dublin (UCD)


NovaUCD logo New Frontiers

NovaUCD is Ireland’s leading innovation hub, with a strong reputation and a proven track record in assisting startups to grow and scale internationally. NovaUCD is currently home to over 80 high-tech startups at all stages of development. Over 400 companies and early-stage startups have been supported through NovaUCD. Between them, these companies currently support over 1,040 jobs directly, have an annual turnover in excess of €113 million and have raised over €775 million in equity funding.

NovaUCD has 2,225m² of licensable space and a wide range of flexible occupancy options are provided to entrepreneurs including co-working space, offices and labs (bio-incubation units). NovaUCD’s highly networked community of entrepreneurs provides an environment for promoters of new ventures to share their experiences to assist other start-ups to develop and grow. This innovative and entrepreneurial community along with the NovaUCD network creates invaluable support for client companies. There is a comprehensive programme of events, workshops and seminars provided by key influencers and experts from the startup ecosystem.

currently employed
companies and new ventures supported
million euros in equity raised

What does NovaUCD offer?

Business units, laboratories and co-working space; boardroom and meeting rooms; on-site cafe;  and access to UCD sports facilities. 15 mins from the city centre.

Introductions to private investors and VCs; access to business partners and mentors; advice on finance and tax, intellectual property, grants and funding opportunities; flexible terms to enable startup growth.

Events, workshops and seminars provided by key influencers and experts from the startup ecosystem. Networking and knowledge sharing with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Access UCD student talent through UCD Internship programmes. Collaborative opportunities with world-class UCD researchers and R&D facilities on-campus.


NF NovaUCD exterior ©DonalMurphyPhoto
NF NovaUCD event with Julie Sinnamon
White House NovaUCD New Frontiers Enterprise Ireland
NF NovaUCD startup life
NF NovaUCD facilities
NovaUCD aerial New Frontiers
NF NovaUCD event festival

The NovaUCD team

Tom Flanagan New Frontiers at NovaUCD

Tom Flanagan

‎Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation

Michelle Doyle

Engagement Manager

Some of our previous participants

  • Adrian Walsh, Checkventory – inventory control solutions
  • Alison Stroh, Dr Coys – innovation in health foods
  • Sharon Kavanagh-Banks, SOAR – automotive asset recognition software

The latest news from NovaUCD

IADT & UCD Partnership Will Support 275 Startups Over 5 Years

Back in June, we announced that a new location would be delivering the New Frontiers programme. A contract between Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design...

Read More

Ad tech firm targets €2m funding to create global offices

Dublin-based marketing solutions company, GladCloud, which counts Diageo among its clients, helps brands provide targeted local advertising. Founders Keith Curley and Tony Burke plan to hire 90 new staff over the next two years. Read more on

Have a startup idea? Register your interest in New Frontiers and one of our Programme Managers will be in touch soon!

Further reading

Still not ready to apply? We have some useful links that might help:

Sign up for our newsletter!
Get the latest from the blog and updates from the New Frontiers community.
We will never share your information or spam you.