ATU Sligo Innovation Centre

Business & Industry

Our clients enjoy access to several business and industry supports that will aid them along their entrepreneurial path in Sligo.

Our Innovation and Enterprise mission is to support the development of ideas into a thriving business; helping to drive economic growth within our region.

Business Supports

New Frontiers is the national entrepreneur development programme supported by Enterprise Ireland and delivered in the north-west through the ATU. It is a three-phase programme designed to provide an integrated and comprehensive set of business development supports to participants. It is the ultimate support to help you develop your business idea into a successful start-up.

Funding Advice

Raising finance is an important part of developing your business. The Centre works in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices and can assist with linking clients with available financial supports. Those seeking finance are assisted in preparing  investment pitches and business plans to secure funding.

Regional Skills North-West is located at the Innovation Centre and provide the opportunity for employers and the education and training system to work together to meet the emerging skills needs of the north-west. They will work with you to help you to adapt and grow your business by offering free and fast 1:1 advice on upskilling and training.

Mentoring

Entrepreneurs based at the Innovation Centre can avail of sector-specific mentoring, tailor-made to their requirements and stage of development. The Centre has a pool of mentors available to support projects as the need arises and can facilitate access to a vast network of external business leaders and influential stakeholders.

Events and Networking

The Centre runs regular events and workshops in collaboration with our local and regional partners to support our business tenants. The Centre is also targeting to become the student innovation hub; to fuel student creativity, ideas and advancement. We collaborate with our ATU academic partners to design, deliver and facilitate student entrepreneurship activities.

Access to ATU Expertise

ATU is committed to increasing levels of collaboration and partnership with industry. Our Contract Research UnitTechnology Gateways, PEM Centre and Strategic Research Centres provide expertise, guidance and specialist knowledge. Our client companies can also avail of student and graduate recruitment, internships or project-related opportunities.

Facilities

Work Space

The Innovation Centre is a 3000m2 facility with services to meet the needs of your business start-up or growing enterprise at whatever stage it is. Flexible options, shared or dedicated or virtual office

Social Space

Collaboration, rest and social spaces are placed throughout the centre. ATU Sligo Innovation Centre Staff and Businesses have access to our newly refurbished Hub with refreshment facilities.

Laboratory Space

We have the capacity to provide research and development laboratory space for companies wishing to avail of specialised facilities.

Additional Facilities and Services

Proximity to ATU wide facilities

Proximity to ATU-wide
facilities

Wireless internet

Wireless
internet

24/7 access

Free car and bike parking

Free car and
bike parking

Post handling and postbox

Post handling and dedicated postbox

Daily Cleaning Service

Daily cleaning service

Locate your business at ATU Sligo Innovation Centre