Friday August 14, 2020

Accelerator’s lack of focus on regions comes under fire

Some 90 per cent of state-funded National Digital Research Centre’s training and funding programmes are planned for projects in Dublin

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
26th July, 2020
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Dorothy Creaven of Rent the Runway, based in Galway, says a boost for start-ups is a boost for jobs in the region

New plans for the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), a state-funded start-up accelerator, have been criticised for a lack of emphasis on establishing programmes outside Dublin.

The NDRC provides training, mentorship and investment to early-stage companies, and is based in the Liberties in Dublin 8. It is operated under a concession agreement with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

Last year, the state committed to continuing to support the NDRC. A procurement process is...

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