Waterford IT

ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre


Two business incubators – in Waterford and Kilkenny – offer a supportive and open atmosphere enabling businesses to develop through collaboration and innovation.

ArcLabs has set itself the goal of becoming the leading community of entrepreneurs and startups in Ireland, by putting in place some of the best strategists, designers and R&D resources available. They help entrepreneurs to harness amazing ideas, creativity and innovation and to convert concepts into thriving, commercial businesses.

ArcLabs website →
businesses supported
Irish jobs created
million euros combined turnover

What does the ArcLabs centre offer?

Flexible office units, single desks, hotdesks, meeting rooms, break-out space, canteen, catering, reception and postal services.

High-speed broadband, fast WiFi, phones, DDI numbers and equipment co-location in the on-site data centre.

Business development support: dedicated and experienced team, mentoring, training, a vibrant entrepreneur community, help with grant and research proposals as well as investment and seed capital, access to WIT’s R&D community.

24/7 secure access, free parking, security patrols and remote monitoring. Direct access to the national motorway network.


The ArcLabs team

The New Frontiers Programme Manager at Waterford IT is Eugene Crehan. Eugene has a background in international marketing and sales, having held senior management positions with organisations such as Diageo (Baileys), Waterford Crystal and AT Cross. He is highly experienced in working with start-ups – both as an advisor and as an investor. He delivers workshops on marketing, business model design and strategy and has lectured in marketing and strategy. Eugene is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training & Development, a NCGE Entrepreneurship Educator Fellow and a European Entrepreneurship Educators Fellow.


Eugene Crehan

New Frontiers Programme Manager

051 302 953

Some of our previous participants

  • Emma-Jane Power, Picstash – brand images for journalists
  • Eva Milka, Gaelic Escargot – Irish, free-range escargot
  • Christian Ryder, FoneSense – mobile app marketing
  • Kieran Bolger, BPM Junction – electronic music community
  • Michael Malone, CMC Hygea – infection control products
  • Ross O’Dwyer, Pundit Arena – sports media platform
  • Denise Dawson, Wrapsies Towels – toweling wraps

The latest news from ArcLabs

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