The Rubicon Centre Cork

What is The Rubicon Centre Cork?

The Rubicon delivers mentoring, training and funding. Entrepreneurs can avail of the Resources from Technology Gateways, and access the knowledge of the Munster Technological University. All supports are tailor-made for entrepreneurs and delivered in a manner that suits entrepreneurs.

The Rubicon Centre Cork

Since opening its doors in January 2006, Rubicon Centre Cork has quickly positioned itself as a catalyst, assisting entrepreneurs to take their projects to the next stage.

In July 2010 the Rubicon increased its Capacity by an additional 910m2, which included new laboratory spaces.  This extension brings the total incubation footprint to over 3,000m2. The Centre continues to invest in its IT Infrastructure to afford Companies access to their customers and partners world-wide. Clients enjoy access to a full development path, and several have participated in one of the many Programmes on offer in the Centre, including New Frontiers, Enterprise Start Programme and Women Entrepreneurship Programmes.

Funded by Enterprise Ireland, Munster Technological University will spend €3.5m over the next five years on the New Frontiers Programme to support hundreds of entrepreneurs and to deliver 75 new companies in the South West Region. This is a substantial injection of funding for the New Frontiers Programme and is a recognition of its broad reach across the South West with delivery being available on both MTU campuses.

Who should apply?

If you are at the idea stage or have an early stage start-up business that is innovative and has the potential to create employment and grow. The New Frontiers Programme is open to business ideas from a range of sectors including food and consumer products; information and communication technology; engineering and electronics; medical devices; biotechnology; pharma; digital media; cleantech/renewable energy; eligible internationally traded services.