The Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre

The Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre is a business acceleration centre serving Ireland’s Mid-West region located on campus within Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). Our mission is to deliver a unique business environment that stimulates innovation, research commercialisation, internationalisation and entrepreneurship.


Through our Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre alone, LIT’s Enterprise Ladder has helped create over 90 companies between 2006 - present. These companies have a significant international sales focus with exports across Europe, China, India, the US and more. The HEAC is also home to the Research Centres Shannon ABC www.shannonabc.ie and the ACORN Research Centre. http://www.acornresearch.ie/


The Centre has 18 business incubation units available to promoters of early stage companies. Each of these units is approximately 25 square metres each and can comfortably accommodate 1 to 4 people. There are several accommodation offerings for start-up business clients. The first option is to take a unit or units while other options include our ‘ready to go shared office solution’ or ‘hot desks’ while virtual incubation services are also available. For companies that are starting to grow some of our offices can open out into a space for 8 - 10 people.


Clients of the Hartnett Centre have all the advantages of operating within a leading edge business environment encompassing customised offices, managed print facility, high-speed broadband, restaurant, and board room and meeting room facilities.

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