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 knowledge and innovation community for entrepreneurs and startups in Ireland, by putting in place some of the best strategists, designers and R&D resources available. This community is helping entrepreneurs to harness amazing ideas, creativity and innovation and to convert concepts into thriving, commercial businesses.
Located adjacent to WIT Arena, the largest sports, conference and events centre in the South East of Ireland. This multipurpose facility caters for a wide range of events such as gym users, high-performance athletes, multipurpose sports, kids’ activity camps, leisure and entertainment events and conferences. The facilities are state of the art and the service is truly exceptional.
What does the ArcLabs centre offer?
Flexible office units, single desks, hotdesks, meeting rooms, boardrooms, break-out space, canteen, catering, reception, shower facilities and postal services.
24/7 secure access with free private parking, security patrols and remote monitoring. Fast WiFi throughout, productivity equipment located in the on-site data centre.
Business development support: dedicated and experienced business advisory 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.
Direct access to the national motorway network and also the spectacular Waterford Greenway, a 46km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.
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.
New Frontiers Programme Manager
051 302 953
New Frontiers Programme Administrator
051 302 949
The programme made me focus on the fundamentals of the business. The workshops were very intuitive and the facilitators were more than generous with their advice and time. My business wouldn't be where it is today if I hadn't joined the New Frontiers Programme.
Denise Dawson, Wrapsies
New Frontiers provided an excellent opportunity to better understand the processes and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate our market and business model. The mentors and workshops provided offered great insights and support to our business.
Kieran Bolger, BPM Junction
New Frontiers was great for Naturally Cordial, as it gave me space and direction to think strategically about the business and then gave me supports and contacts to make the vision happen.
Clodagh Davi, Naturally Cordial
Some of our previous participants
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Still not ready to apply? We have some useful links that might help:
- the WIT New Frontiers site
- more information about the New Frontiers programme
- see our Frequently Asked Questions
- check out our 10 tips for entrepreneurs thinking of applying to New Frontiers