Start-up Supports

The Entrepreneur Ship is an on-site innovation and office space facility available to a select number of eligible businesses. It attracts both Irish and International start-ups and multinational companies interested in exploring business opportunities in/from Ireland. The Entrepreneur Ship is also an ESA Space Solutions Ireland business incubator with access to both financial and soft supports available through the European Space Agency and Enterprise Ireland

We are interested in working with ambitious, scalable start-ups.

Entrepreneurship @ MaREI and The Entrepreneur Ship offer 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
  • Business Strategy Support
  • Information/ Connections and Sign Posting to other Start-Up supports
  • Business Coaching, Mentoring and Development Support
  • Facilitated access to the MaREI Centre community which comprises over 200 researchers across 12 Irish institutions involved in numerous transnational projects and collaborations
  • Proximity to world-class talent and test facilities in the Lir National Ocean Test Facility and the National Maritime College of Ireland
  • Access to expert mentor support locally and through the Enterprise Ireland Mentor Programme (subject to eligibility)
  • 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.
  • Funding application supports – Application reviews/ Pitching advice
  • Access to EU funded programmes specific to start up development