Facts and figures
- DIT has been a pioneer in the field of enterprise support launching their first programme in 1991.
- The Enterprise Development Programme provides incubation space and training to over 250 companies across a wide range of sectors.
- From tourism with Viking Splash Tours, retailing with Gamesworld who were subsequently bought out by US company Gamestop, software with eWare who were bought out by Computer Associates through to electronics with Magnetic Solutions. Find our more information on Hothouse companies here.
- In 2001, with Ireland’s move towards knowledge economy a new programme was launched to meet the needs of a new breed of Irish entrepreneur. The Hothouse Venture Programme it targets entrepreneurs with technology based business ideas looking to grow international companies. The programme provides a number of supports including incubation space, management training, mentoring and access to funding as well as access to an ever expanding network of researchers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and financiers. Funded by the Department of Education and Science the programme has to date provided support to more than 200 graduate entrepreneurs.
- Hothouse currently has circa 25 technologies to license. Find out more information on the technologies here.
Facts & figures
- DIT Hothouse is the award winning Innovation and Technology Transfer Office at Dublin Institute of Technology - the place where business meets innovation.
- Through the DIT Hothouse New Frontiers Programme, we support the launch of knowledge-intensive start-ups with the potential to generate significant economic benefits for Ireland.
- At the Technology Transfer Office at DIT we strive to maximise the commercialisation of technologies developed by the growing community of DIT researchers.
Hothouse currently has almost 50 technologies available to license. Find out more information on the technologies here.