Time for some LINCed up thinking about your future…

If you have an idea for a Business and willing to work hard, we have everything else to make it happen!

The Enterprise Garage is ITB’s student business accelerator open to all ITB students, full-time, part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate. The programme runs over two weeks in May/June ( May 28th – June 8th 2018 ) and provides ITB students with an opportunity to work on their business ideas under the expert guidance of a panel of mentors, industry experts and entrepreneurs at the LINC.

What will you get?

  • A two week accelerator programme consisting of 9 interesting workshops and masterclasses
  • A state of the art workshop room to develop their ideas and proposals
  • Access to the facilities of the LINC including meeting rooms, AV equipment and onsite restaurant
  • A chance to pitch your idea at the end of the programme to a panel of industry experts to compete for a cash prize!
  • A Certificate of Completion to add to your CV

Apply today at www.itb.ie/EnterpriseGarage

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“In the Shark Tank” – Pitching against the clock

In the Shark Tank Pitching Competition, The LINC March 6th 2018.

What happens when you put six start-up entrepreneurs In the Shark Tank, in front of a panel, an audience & a clock counting down 2 minutes? They hold their nerve, that’s what happens. Though we did think not to include the ‘shark music’ – that would be pressure.

As part of Local Enterprise Week Fingal at the LINC today, 6 start up entrepreneurs faced up to the panel of business experts, the audience of entrepreneurs & the clock. They delivered impressive pitches & fielded a range of searching questions. This was followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The seasoned entrepreneurs advised the key aspects to a good pitch are know your business, know your audience and prepare well – at least the night before!

The entrepreneurs were


Noel McKEOWN – TeaZe, Colm Ó Maolmhuire – The LINC, Osvaldo SOUSA – Kianda Technologies

  • Osvaldo SOUSA, Kianda Technologies – overall winner
  • Noel McKEOWN, TeaZe – best pitch

Ciaran BRENNAN, Paidade ; Cormac O’BEIRNE, RYPT ; Chantel KANGOWA, Lucca Pads, Morgan THUNDER, Bubblbook.

Winners received cash prizes sponsored by the LINC & Bank of Ireland. All entrepreneurs will be supported by mentoring sessions from LEO Fingal, Bank of Ireland (www.thinkbusiness.ie) & Delaney Financial Consultancy.

Panel members & prize sponsorship were from

  • LEO Fingal, represented by Bryan COUGHLAN
  • Bank of Ireland, represented Gary HOLLIGAN
  • Delaney Financial Consultancy, represented by Gerry DELANEY
  • ITB, represented by Siobhan KILLION

Our Judging Panel L-R: Bryan COUGHLAN – LEO Fingal, Siobhan KILLION – ITB, Gerry DELANEY – Delaney Financial Consultancy, Gary HOLLIGAN – Bank of Ireland


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Innovation Voucher Call Open

Vouchers are worth €5,000, valid for 12 months

Innovation Vouchers are a great way for SMEs and Startups to tap into academic expertise in order to develop a solution or product. The scheme allows businesses to improve their innovation capability and builds links between Ireland’s knowledge providers and the business community.

Projects that academics can become involved in include:

  • New product/process development
  • New service development
  • Development of a prototype
  • Innovation/Technology Audit
  • Market Research
  • New business model development
  • Many more areas ……

Innovation Voucher Scheme which opens on Wednesday 17th of January and closes on 31st of January 2018. For more information on innovation vouchers please see: www.innovationvouchers.ie


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Would you like a new career in Research? Study for a PhD at ITB

All information available at www.itb.ie/ResearchatITB

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Vacancies – Junior Quality and Support Technician

LINC company Invizbox are currently recruiting for a Junior Quality and Support Technician.

This Junior Quality and Support Technician will require the successful candidate to:

  • Report to the Head of Engineering
  • Able to work on your own and learn fast when needed
  • Required: Basic understanding of computer networking, strong interest in technology, interpersonal skills, work organising skills, lateral thinking
  • Knowledge in the following area a major plus: Linux, scripting (python, bash, lua…), AWS, networking, Agile

Why work for Invizbox?

InvizBox is a fast moving award winning cyber security start-up located in Blanchardstown Dublin 15. We have successfully launched 3 crowdfunded VPN security orientated routers on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We are expanding our team and always looking for the best talent to join us on our journey

For more information and to apply, visit



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LINC company TeraDev sponsor the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference

LINC clients TeraDev sponsor the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference

“TeraDev was delighted to be one of the Silver Sponsors for the 2017 European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference held in the CCD Dublin, November 13-16. It was great to be partnering with such a prestigious event that gathers SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure experts from around the world in one European location for the largest conference of its kind” said Derya Sousa, Commercial Director / Co-Founder.

During the conference, TeraDev launched their new intelligent Business Process Automation software Kianda (www.kianda.com)  – a single powerful workflow automation tool enabling the creation of unlimited forms and workflows, bringing digital process automation without limits.

“Overall it was a very good opportunity for us to meet attendees, partners and network peers across Europe. Thank you all who showed great interest in our BPM platform Kianda and we are looking forward to next year’s conference.” said Derya.

For more information about TeraDev visit

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Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2017

The annual Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2017 took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood on Friday, 10th November.

The awards celebrated and recognised the success and strength of the business community in the Fingal Region.

The LINC sponsored the award for “Best Startup/New Business”.

Congratulations to the winner : Hope Beer, the only craft brewery in Fingal!

Hope Beer is a range of premium craft beers brewed at Howth Junction, Dublin. The Hope story started out at the end of 2015 with a plan to build a brewery and a dream to develop a first-class company. Hope is owned by a group of old school-friends with a passion for beer and business. From an initial core range of three beers (including the wonderful Handsome Jack & Pass If You Can), Hope Beer now has a wide range of premium draft & bottle beers on sale in outlets nationwide.


The LINC is delighted to support innovative Fingal based entrepreneurs. We also wish to congratulate all who received an award on the night.

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ITB Research Hub at the LINC

Update from the Hub…

ITB staff member & interested in finding out more about Research?

Coffee morning to be held for all staff at the Institute of technology Blanchardstown who are involved in Research, all staff at ITB who are not involved in Research and particularly staff at ITB who are curious about Research and would like to know more.

ITB Research Hub






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Learn + Work at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown – Your Path to Success

Learn + Work at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown – Your Path to Success with The Perfect Combination Of Work Placement & Training

Learn + Work helps jobseekers like you to get the necessary training and experience to ready you for the many career opportunities that exist in the Process Instrumentation & Automation field. This innovative programme combines training at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) with blocks of work placement. This work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work-ready skills to gain employment upon graduation.

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Apply your learning & gain valuable experience in the workplace in tandem with your academic studies with Learn+ Work

New BSc Degree in Process Instrumentation & Automation open for applications at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

ITB have just launched a new 3 year BSc Degree in Process Instrumentation & Automation under their Learn + Work model. This innovative higher education model combines off the job learning at ITB with blocks of work placement. The programme offers students the opportunity to apply their learning and gain valuable experience in the workplace in tandem with their academic studies.

According to Dave Peyton, the programme co-ordinator, this model is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in various technician roles within the process and manufacturing sectors.

The programme was developed in consultation with industry and the content and delivery model are a reflection of the need for work-ready graduates with the relevant attributes as outlined by our industry partners.

For more information visit http://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/BN046.html, contact Mark Keyes on 01 885 1035 or by email at mark.keyes@itb.ie or get in touch with our Marketing team on 01 885 1530 or email info@itb.ie


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