Incubation at MaREI – The Entrepreneur Ship


The Entrepreneur Ship is an Innovation and Collaboration Hub for businesses involved in, or with an interest in, the Marine Sector.

It is the only sector-specific Business Incubator in Ireland and attracts both Irish and International Start-ups and Multinational Companies interested to explore Business Opportunities in/from Ireland.

The Marine Sector is broad and includes technology relating to; robotics, sensors, big data, advanced materials, internet of things, autonomous systems, advanced manufacturing, marine renewable energy, shipping and logistics, energy management, marine biotechnology, oil and gas, and ICT to name a few.

Management of the Entrepreneur Ship is funded by Enterprise Ireland.

We are interested to hear from ambitious businesses, looking to scale from Ireland in the domestic and international markets.  


The Entrepreneur Ship offers solutions for Start-ups and larger more established businesses in a collaborative, innovative environment. The offer includes;

  • Shared and own office options
  • Very competitive rates
  • Fully serviced accommodation with all costs included in the monthly fee (broadband, telephone, electricity etc.)
  • Residential, Hot Desk and Virtual Member options
  • Facilitated access to the MaREI Centre which comprises over 200 researchers across 6 institutions
  • Proximity to world class talent and test facilities in the Lir National Ocean Test Facility and the National Maritime College of Ireland
  • Facilitated access to the broader University College Cork research and entrepreneurial support ecosystem
  • Facilitated access to the Cork entrepreneurial support ecosystem
  • Facilitated access to the Irish research and entrepreneurial support ecosystem
  • Funding landscape information and support – Local Enterprise Offices, Enterprise Ireland, European Funding Opportunities, Angel Networks, Venture Capital, Bank Finance.
  • Bespoke, tailored support

Contact: Liam Fitzgerald

Title: Marine Incubation Manager

Tel: +353 (0) 86 8582413