Innovation & Enterprise – MIRC

Welcome to the Midlands Innovation & Research Centre

​Working in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, the MIRC at the Athlone Institute of Technology provides:

  • Incubation facilities for knowledge-based enterprise
  • Delivers the New Frontiers entrepreneur development programme in partnership with Maynooth University
  • Makes available the resources and expertise of AIT to support client companies and enterprise in the region

For more information visit the MIRC

New Frontiers at AIT and Maynooth

New Frontiers at AIT

We can help you develop and test your business and build a strong case to secure equity investment. The AIT and Maynooth New Frontiers programme has built a reputation for helping start-up ventures to attract investment and move to the next level. Over the past two years, participants on our programme have amassed no less than seven Competitive Start Fund (CSF) awards, some of whom have gone on to secure investment from private sources. Each CSF award is worth €50k and is an excellent vehicle to ensure there is space and funds to grow the business in the early stages. This is great validation for the quality and professionalism of the programme which continues to evolve and improve.