Could you be Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur?

The search is underway to find Ireland’s best young entrepreneurs of 2018!

If you are aged between 18 and 35 and either have a business idea or have already started a business, enter IBYE for your chance to win a share of the €50,000 county investment fund through the Local Enterprise Office (LEO).leo

It’s free to enter and there are also hundreds of places on Business Bootcamps to be won.

Last year, more than 180 young entrepreneurs won investment funding of between €3,000 and €15,000 each for their business through IBYE.

Apply online before the closing date – Friday, September 29th 2017.

Local Enterprise Office Fingal are looking for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2018 …..maybe it’s you!

Find out more & Apply

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InvizBox launches new devices – Online privacy and security, simplified

LINC residents Invizbox are launching two new devices – InvizBox 2 and InvizBox 2 Pro.  This is their 3rd launch of a privacy and security router.


The Invizbox Team

The InvizBox 2 family allows you to secure all your Internet traffic while giving you the speed and convenience you deserve. Connect it to your home router via supplied Ethernet cable and that’s it – The setup is complete. You connect your devices to the InvizBox 2 over WiFi and all of your Internet traffic is now encrypted.

Invizbox have already had two successful crowd-funded products, delivering to 1000’s of satisfied customers around the world.

Their Kickstarter campaign is off to a flying start and we wish them well with this exciting venture.

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ITB Launches BSc in Process Instrumentation & Automation

ITB have launched a BSc in Process Instrumentation & Automation, adding to its’ suite of programmes under the Learn+Work approach to learning.

Learn + Work helps jobseekers to get the necessary training and experience to ready them 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.

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BH Consulting Now Hiring – Trainee Information Security Analyst

BH Consulting has launched a Masters Scholarship programme to encourage talented people to enter the cyber security market.

This is a full-time role for the ideal candidate to start their career in cyber security. BH Consulting will provide a scholarship and other supports to enable study for a Masters in Cyber security. In addition, a structured program of industry training will allow the successful candidate gain accreditation to industry certifications such as CISSP, CEH, CCSK, and CISA.

For more information on this great opportunity visit: Find Out More


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New Frontiers Phase Two – Applications now Open

Phase 2 participants receive intensive support for six months to develop both their own skills and to work up their business proposition. This will entail full-time participation in workshops, mentoring and regular reviews. Using these supports, participants will fully detail and validate their business proposition and identify potential customers, sales channels and funding options.

The aim of this phase is to support you in your development of an investor-ready business plan.

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Applications Open for 6 New Funded Research Projects at ITB

ITB is currently recruiting for 6 new Post Graduate Research positions.

The ITB Post Graduate Fund offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

Current projects open for applications are:

1. Post-Graduate Research Opportunity leading to a Masters in Electronic Engineering and Information Science.

2. Post-Graduate Research Opportunity – VLE data analysis and visualisation for use in the identification of students at risk of non-progression.

3. Post-Graduate Research Opportunity – An analysis of the provision of emotional intelligence coaching to Irish second level students on academic attainment.

4. Post-Graduate Research Opportunity – An analysis of the provision of emotional intelligence coaching to Irish third level lecturers on perceived levels of work occupational stress and work efficacy.

5. Post-Graduate Research Opportunity – Modelling the glottal flow in Parkinsonian speech.

6. Post-Graduate Research Opportunity – MSc in Serious Games for Low Energy Building Construction Worker training.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 14th September 2017 at 12 noon.

For Job Descriptions and to apply visit

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We welcome our new Enterprise Manager to the LINC

Today we welcome Colm Ó Maolmhuire to the LINC as Enterprise Manager!colm


Colm has over 20 years’ experience operating as an independent, professional management trainer, mentor and consultant. His main areas of expertise are in finance, business planning/analysis and management skills. 

Colm will be here to offer support with your Business Startup needs and enquiries.

Contact Colm today on and see how we can support your Entrepreneurial journey.

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Are you an Irish SME or Startup looking for Innovation & Research support?

Next Innovation voucher call is Wednesday 6th September, 2017

SME’s or Startups can apply for a €5,000 voucher for the purpose of gaining academic support in research or innovation from a listed knowledge provider. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

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Top 6 Benefits of the Learn + Work Programme at ITB – But Hurry, Closing Date August 27th

Get training, work experience and a Higher Education qualification with the Learn + Work Programme at the Institute of technology Blanchardstown.

This innovative programme has been designed with industry, combining in-company placement with the required skills and competencies for today’s high-tech companies. Learn + Work  will create a connection between the student’s academic life and the world of work.

We have outlined some of the top benefits:

  1. Higher Education Qualification – The Learn + Work Programme will lead to a Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking Technologies upon successful completion. 
  2. Work Experience – Five months full time study followed by Seven months with the employer, attending 1 day per week at ITB.
  3. Industry Certifications  The structure combines accredited academic modules with the knowledge required for the following eight Industry Certified awards:
    • CompTIA A+
    • Linux Professional Institute (LPIC-1)
    • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
    • Cisco Certified Networking Associate
    • VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Expert Server Infrastructure (MCSE)
    • CompTIA Security+
  4. Progression to Degree Programmes – Upon completion of the Higher Certificate, students also have the opportunity to progress to the BSc (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security at ITB. 
  5. Support & Guidance – Between the Work Placement Coordinator and the Academic Coordinator, your progress will be monitored and support given were needed.

*** Closing date for applications is August 27th. Anyone applying must be available for aptitude test and, if successful, interview on Tuesday August 29th. This will be the last round of tests and interviews ***

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This course is part-funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet under the Training Networks Programme of Skillnets and by member companies. Skillnets is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills. For further information see


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Event Alert: Future In Medtech Ireland 2017

DATE AND TIME – Tue 12 September 2017, 08:00 – 16:30

LOCATION – Croke Park, Dublin.

The Theme of Sustainability within the Medtech processing and manufacturing sector has never been more important! For many years larger organisations have been realising the fact that environmental policies and energy efficiencies within processing is directly related to the bottom line! Reducing energy costs, carbon footprint and waste during the process of Medtech devices can have a significant impact on the profitability of a facility.

Additionally, as Medtech manufacturers and their clients supply chains becomes more and more entwined they find themselves under increased pressure to reduce their carbon footprint.

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