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Innovation & Business Support

Innovation & Business Support at the Regional Development Centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).


The Regional Development Centre at DKIT provide a range of specialist services and facilities to support your business needs. By harnessing our people, research excellence and infrastructure, we help you find innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Based at the heart of campus, the RDC is transforming how business, entrepreneurs and academic expertise connect


dconnect is Ireland’s first dedicated digital health innovation hub and is committed to driving collaboration in the burgeoning sector of digital health.

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Connected Health and Wellbeing

A new Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) supports Ireland’s ambition to become a global leader in the sector that merges the latest technology with established healthcare solutions.

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CREDIT Technology Gateway

As one of 16 national Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways, CREDIT provides technological expertise in the field of renewables and energy optimisation to generate solutions for the close to market needs of Irish industry and business sector.

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New Frontiers

New Frontiers is a National Entrepreneur Development Programme aimed at supporting the establishment and growth of technology or knowledge-intensive ventures with the potential to trade internationally and create employment in Ireland.

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THRIVE is a new Programme empowering women to THRIVE in STEM.

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The Giggin’ Policy

The Giggin’ Policy project is founded on the vision that young people are the source of tomorrow’s economy and therefore need to be in the lead in designing future strategies for regions.

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DigiBio Innovator’s Programme

The DigiBio Innovator’s Programme is a digital health innovation programme providing hands-on training in needs-led innovation and is run by Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in partnership with RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences (core partner), Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and Tyndall National Institute.

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Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP)

One of DkIT's key strategic initiatives is to build on this track record and appetite for enhanced external engagement with progressive organisations through the DkIT Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP).

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Technology Transfer Supports

Technology transfer through licensing, spin-out or start-up company creation plays an increasingly important role in knowledge exchange between industry and DkIT.

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Develop Your Workforce

DkIT have a proven track record in training staff with up-to-date knowledge.

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Recruit Our Students

The DkIT Careers Service works with national and international employers to help them source future interns and graduate employees.

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Business Incubation, Hot Desking and Co Working

A space to grow in the Regional Development Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).

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Become a Guest Speaker

DkIT organises a guest-speaker seminar series for students and recent alumni aimed at helping them further develop their employability skills and gain a better understanding of the global labour market.

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Get in Touch

  • Aidan Browne
  • Head of Innovation & Business Development