Student Inc

The Student Incubation Programme also known as Student Inc. is a programme set up to encourage student entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas in TUS. It is a full time programme that usually runs from the months of June-August. The undergraduate students range from various different courses. This programme is led by Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise and the Enterprise Interns. The students receive expert mentoring in the areas of market research, finance, business planning and much more. Each thriving entrepreneur receives €4,000 to fund their business. They will also obtain a fully serviced office space in one of our centres based in Limerick, Tipperary  & Athlone. 

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Do you have a product/service idea? Perhaps it’s your FYP! We can help you to test the commercial feasibility of a new idea and work with you on design/development. Do you need advice on Intellectual Property? Need to develop a prototype? We can help you take an idea through to the next stages of design, development and on to market.

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Start Up

We can help you to start your business. We run programmes like the national entrepreneur development programme, New Frontiers ( as well as one to one clinics and masterclasses. We also work with the Local Enterprise Offices, Enterprise Ireland and other agencies to support startups. In Questum in Clonmel we also opened The Buzz Quarter – an innovative fully equipped studio to support Digital Startups! We work across verticals from Food Startups to Deep Tech!  

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Following a one to one clinic we can work with you (can be teams) on a mentoring/coaching programme to help you prepare to start your business. We can also help you with applications and pitching for innovation and entrepreneur competitions (we have had lots of entrepreneurs win regional and national competitions!)

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