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.
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.
New Frontiers Programme Manager
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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
The latest news from ArcLabs
Still not ready to apply? We have some useful links that might help:
- the ArcLabs website
- 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