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Recent celebrations marking 25th years since the Regional Development Centre’s formation provides a unique opportunity to highlight the extraordinary client list both past and present.
The historic milestone was marked with a day of celebration for the team at the RDC
The Regional Development Centre is the Institute’s Innovation Support and Technology Transfer organisation.
The website launch coincides with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Centre.
Recent celebrations marking the formation of the Regional Development Centre have highlighted the support available at the Centre for budding entrepreneurs

Incubation Programme at RDC, DkIT

The Enterprise and Innovation Research Group (EIRG) is focused on developing the research agenda of the Regional Development Centre in the area of enterprise, economic entrepreneurship and innovation.

The research endeavours of EIRG will utilise the wealth of primary data and knowledge on business start-up support and development accumulated by the RDC and will strive to inform new programme development and new company support initiatives.

The Enterprise and Innovation Research Group has two key focuses:

Mr. Bui Quang Vinh, Vietnamese Minister for Planning and Investment praised Dundalk IT for its role in the economic development of the region
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) recently launched a new business support programme targeted at digital content creators across the six border counties of the Republic of Ireland, most of Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland.

Preparations are underway as Dundalk prepares to welcome representatives from TV stations all across Europe for the annual CIRCOM Conference (the European Association of Regional Television). This will be the first time that the conference has been held in Ireland and approximately 300 delegates are expected to travel to Dundalk for the three-day event from May 20th-22nd 2015.

RTE officially launched their new regional office for the North East in the Regional Development Centre on the DkIT Campus on Tuesday the 17th of September 2013
RTÉ announced today arrangements for its regional operations which will create new partnerships with a range of third level institutions and a saving of over a million euro on infrastructure costs.
Án Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD paid a visit to DkIT this week where he met with representatives from the Institute’s Executive Board and Governing Body, Research Centres as well as the Students Union, the Student Enterprise interns and the personnel from the Regional Development Centre .
The Programme, managed by the Regional Development Centre, has grown organically from one Student Enterprise Intern with a cross-campus focus, to a total of four School-based Student Enterprise Interns.

Everyday, everywhere around the world people innovate, explore, invent and collaborate to break new frontiers. You can too.

Ireland's largest entrepreneur development programme is recruiting individuals who have an innovative idea for a new business.

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The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr Dermot Ahern TD and the Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O Keeffe TD today announced that a €20 million refurbishment programme at the P.J.Carroll'™s factory in Dundalk has been approved for funding by the Government under the National Development Plan.

Two significant events at this years’ Fleadh included the launch of the album Our Dear Dark Mountain with the Sky Over It by DkIT doctoral student Seán McElwain and a concert by Leitrim band Ceolus featuring music from a tradition currently under investigation by DkIT student Conor Ward as part of his doctoral studies.
Engineering Entrepreneurs combine specialist technical knowledge with business skills. They are interested in innovation and design, new venture development and the link between engineering sustainability and business.

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This is a free workshop for final year graduates to help them make the transition from education to the world of full-time work.

The Institute invites applications for a PhD studentship position (4 years full-time) with the Regulated Software Research Group.

The Regulated Software Research Group is part of the Software Technology Research Centre within the School of Informatics and Creative Arts and is currently located in the Regional Development Centre.