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Overview of Support for Start-ups

Access DCU's Rich Research Environment

DCU has placed a high value on quality research activity. It promotes world class excellence in research and innovation. It focuses on activities that can make a difference to problems that matter to industry and society. It has a business-friendly attitude to foster external collaborations. The primary reason to locate your business in our centre is to gain access to this valuable research environment.

At Invent DCU, we are committed to creating and growing new businesses, whether they are based on DCU technology or from the wider community. Invent invests significant resources in helping budding entrepreneurs navigate the challenges of early-stage innovation and growth. The suite of services and facilities offered allows entrepreneurs to maintain their focus and concentrate on their core business opportunity. Since our centre opened in 2001, over 150 entrepreneurs have based their companies at Invent DCU and hundreds more have benefitted from our programmes.

For more information, contact maria.johnston@invent.dcu.ie Phone: 00 353 1 700 7597


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