Startup? Major hospital? Corporate innovator? Access the brightest minds and most experienced professionals working on some of the greatest challenges our populations are facing.
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The GEC is Ireland's Circular Economy Hotspot. We're looking for companies who want to lead the way in making business more sustainable - from biodiversity to green energy.
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University Programme
Our renowned University Programme connects top Universities and MBA Programmes around the world with Ireland's most innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups.
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Connecting  innovators and companies to the leading hospitals and healthcare providers, Health@GEC is fast becoming a leader in the sector. We work closely with our clients to help turn ideas into opportunities. Whether that’s access to the most advanced healthcare systems in the world or the right introduction at the right stage of your journey.

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University Partnership Programme

Our unique University Programme connects top Universities and MBA Programmes around the world with you – Ireland’s most innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups.

Access some of the world’s best entrepreneurial minds and work on everything from strategic business projects to internships or collaborative research initiatives.


The GEC is Ireland’s Circular Economy Hotspot. This Circular Hotspot is embedded in a traditional business/enterprise environment helping to incorporate Circular Economy practices and knowledge into business as usual, while helping those already active in the Climate / Sustainability space to raise their profile, network, share learning and demonstrate leadership.

We’re looking for companies who want to lead the way in making business more sustainable – from biodiversity to green energy. Join our expanding cluster of sustainable companies based at the GEC as we engage with some of the most important challenges Ireland and the world face today.

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CoConnect Programme

Partnering with more than 50 hubs across Ireland and more than 20 international hubs, we offer entrepreneurs a ‘home away from home’ experience by engaging in collaborative efforts with our extensive network of centres. Together, we assist in developing regional & international start-ups / scale-ups and support the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem across Ireland.

Through our hub partners, we offer a free location for regional start-ups / scale-ups when they visit Dublin as well as the opportunity for national start-ups to participate in the GEC’s University Partnerships Programme.

Go Furthr

Going Furthr Together – Right now, could you confidently pitch your business plan to a team of investors? By the end of Go Furthr, you’ll be able to say  Yes, absolutely!

Go Furthr is a pro bono 20+ hour consultation at The GEC – our business centre for Irish innovation. Go Furthr is designed to get your business investor-ready. Your experienced consultant will work with you one-on-one to help turn your business idea into an actionable business plan.

As a Furthr investor-ready company you can access:

  • 20+ hours of one-to-one start-up investment expertise
  • Formal pitch time with Ireland’s most active early-stage investors
  • Investor-ready pack – business plan, financial model and pitch deck, rivalling best in market
  • Investment! 85% of Furthr start-ups secure third-party funding
“The State of Maryland is laser focused on attracting even more foreign investment, including here in Ireland,” said Governor Hogan. “With this new partnership, Maryland companies will gain direct access to best-in-class business support, and GEC-based companies will receive the assistance they need to expand into the U.S. and do business in Maryland.”

Governor Larry Hogan
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