Longford entrepreneurs with innovative new business ideas can now apply for New Frontiers 2013, which commences in July. Athlone Institute of Technology in partnership with NUI Maynooth will deliver the programme in the Midlands Mid-East Region.
New Frontiers is a programme funded by Enterprise Ireland that provides entrepreneurs with the skills, networks, facilities and supports needed to kick-start their business ideas. Participants also receive a six-month €15,000 salary support from Enterprise Ireland.
“As a start-up company, New Frontiers provided us with structured training and support in the key commercial elements of developing and running a successful business,” said Richie Loughran, Director of Longford-based start-up, Comss. “If you have an innovative business idea, AIT and NUI Maynooth provide a ready-made R&D capability to develop your product, while New Frontiers will support you in developing your business and bringing your product to market.”
Michael Nevin, CEO of Longford County Enterprise Board added: “Increasing the number of new innovative, high-growth, export-focused companies in the region is the key objective for Longford CEB and Enterprise Ireland. We are fully committed to working in partnership with the New Frontiers start-ups to help them build their capabilities and secure international market access for their products and services.”
According to Michael Lonergan, Manager of the Midlands Innovation and Research Centre at AIT, “if you are a prospective entrepreneur with an innovative business idea, New Frontiers will provide you with the skills and supports necessary to transform your idea into a successful business.”
For more information, contact the Programme Manager, Bert Farrell on 090 6483043 or visit www.ait.ie/newfrontiers.