The Institute of Technology, Tralee and Kerry Technology Park share a 113 acre campus. Both organisations have a shared vision for the seamless integration of education and enterprise and a commitment to harnessing the synergies created to greatly enhance regional impact
Turning innovative ideas into successful businesses requires a powerful blend of people, place, culture and imagination. Developing an enterprise culture is about providing the right environment for new ideas to grow alongside existing flourishing enterprises. The shared vision has resulted in the development of one of Ireland's most successful business environments - Kerry Technology Park. The shared campus has become a national role model and the interchange of ideas, skills, knowledge and energy between the Institute and Park-based enterprises involving students, researchers, lecturers and entrepreneurs, underpins the success of the campus as a whole.
New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme which is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is delivered at a local level by the Institutes of Technology. Launched in early 2012, IT, Tralee is one of the 13 Institutes of Technology providing budding entrepreneurs and start-ups with a package of supports to help accelerate business development and equip the entrepreneurs with the skills and contacts needed to successfully start and grow a company. The New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme aims to support the creation of 100 high value, knowledge based, Irish owned businesses, each year.
In addition to providing entrepreneurs with training in all areas of business including financial management, market research & validation, business process, patenting, product development and sales training, participants can also avail of mentoring from experienced business advisers and practitioners. Kerry participants are based at the Tom Crean Business Centre located at the IT, Tralee North Campus for the duration of the programme. These participants will be supported in their development of an investor-ready business proposition.
Discover ITT in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Kerry County Enterprise Board is a 9 week enterprise programme exclusively for students at the Institute of Technology, Tralee to help transform your idea into a business. Working alongside a mentor you will interact and pitch to a panel of business experts throughout the programme while creating a solid business plan. Students can work individually or in groups of three.