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We are now open for applications from individuals or teams for the 11th IGNITE Programme due to start April 2019.

Successful applicants will benefit from a comprehensive start-up support package including:

  • Workshops, seminars and guest speakers
  • Mentors, advisors and industry partners
  • Shared workspace in UCC’s Western Gateway Building
  • Early seed funding

Applications should include:

  • Name, Email Address
  • Mobile Number and Address for contact purposes
  • Qualification and Year of Qualification, or Expected Qualification in 2019, and Awarding Institution of one team member
  • A passport type photo
  • A short description of your
    • Product or Service idea
    • Market Opportunity
    • Business Goals for the first 3 years
  • A brief explanation of how you’ll benefit from your participation on IGNITE
  • A short CV
  • The name, title and contact details of at least one individual such as a college lecturer or employer who is familiar with your work.
  • And let us know where you heard about IGNITE

Applications can be submitted HERE. Applications close 17.00 Friday 8 March.

If you are not yet ready to start your business but would like to know more, email us at


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Western Gateway Building, University College Cork