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Business Incubation

Nurturing Development at DkIT

A space to grow

We are dedicated to helping students at DkIT and other business start-ups to grow into established and profitable business ventures. Located at the heart of the DkIT campus, the Regional Development Centre provides access to hotdesking, co-working, office space, business advice and other support services to new and budding start-ups, nurturing their development until they are ready to move to independent premises.

Services To Help You Grow

Hotdesking (Virtual and Physical)

Need somewhere to start your business? Shared office space is available for eligible entrepreneurs to kick start your business.

State-of-the-art business facilities

For eligible applicants we provide access to office space, meeting rooms, office equipment, modern meeting and seminar facilities which includes full videoconferencing capability and high speed broadband.

Networking opportunities

From informal coffee mornings, evening nibbles to days out in the hills, add to this a mix of information sessions, our clients have many opportunities to connect with each other and the wider community of entrepreneurs.

Access to resident expert panel

Quality advice and mentoring opportunities is always available from experienced inhouse staff, but should you need specific advice or mentoring then we can connect you to our network of expert influencers and business leaders.

Working with like-minded people

Establish relationships and gather inspiration from other businesses in the Incubation Centre.

Advice & Access to Funding

We have extensive experience advising start-up companies on how to access national and international funding supports with significant links to relevant funding streams.

Business Know-How

Whether you are at the early stages of developing your idea or want to explore how to take your business further, our team of experienced accredited coaches and advisers who will help you explore your ideas and achieve your aspirations.

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Case Studies

Gecko Governance DkIT Case Study

Nova Leah DkIT Case Study

Irish Audio Visual Archive DkIT Case Study

What our clients say:

Shane Brett
CEO - GECKO Governance

 What our clients say

The RDC has been absolutely instrumental in supporting GECKO Governance from an idea on a page to a thriving, fast growing global VC backed business located in 3 countries.

The support, mentoring, facilities and community that the RDC provides has been amazing and has enabled us to recently expand into a second office within the centre. The RDC is a huge asset for aspiring entrepreneurs in the North East and surrounding region and we couldn't recommend it highly enough

Alan Clarke
CEO - StatSports

What our clients say 

The links which we have developed and the relationships that we have forged through locating at the RDC have been an instrumental part in the growth and development of the company.

Aidan Lawless
CTO - Intact Software

 What our clients say

In an effort to focus on the output from Research and Development we relocated our development teams to the Regional Development Centre in 2009 and I can honestly say we haven’t looked back… During that time we brought our latest major product, Intact iQ, to market and secured some major international deals on the back of it. Our experience in the RDC has been excellent.

Denis Nordon
MD - Hanley Energy

 What our clients say

The day to day challenges of growing a business in the current economic environment can be very difficult, so having access to a modern well equipped & serviced office space is essential. We can only praise the RDC team for their continued support and professionalism in dealing with our particular needs. Having an experienced team of professionals the RDC were an invaluable asset to Hanley Energy and have played their part in our continued growth to date.  I would highly recommend the RDC facilities as a great place to start your business!

Incubation Clients

Contact Us

  • Garrett Duffy
  • Incubation Centre Manager