it@cork announces partnership agreement with the Guinness Enterprise Centre CoConnect Programme

it@cork is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the Guinness Enterprise Centre’s (GEC) CoConnect program in 2019.  As part of the CoConnect programme, members of it@cork (start up and SME) will have access to the GEC’s coworking space in Taylors Lane, Dublin 8.

Furthermore, it@cork member companies (start up and SMEs) will be able to engage on the GEC’s award-winning International University Programme.  Through this programme, early stage it@cork companies will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s top 50 MBA business schools on critical market research projects.  The GEC was named as the World’s Top Business Incubator, Collaborating with University at the UBI Awards this year.

Commenting on this announcement, Eoghan O’Mahony, Senior Cluster Manager with it@cork said:

‘We (it@cork) are really excited about working with the GEC CoConnect programme in 2019.  Access to the GEC’s CoConnect programme will provide our start-ups and SME member companies with the opportunity to hot desk in a dynamic work environment whilst on business travel in Dublin.    It will also provide our member companies the opportunity to work with international business schools under the GEC’s award-winning international research program. Start ups and SMEs need to undertake significant due diligence and market research before internationalising their business.  This CoConnect program will support our early stage companies to avail of world class market research from the best MBA business schools globally’. 

Also speaking on this announcement, Julianne O’Leary, Partnership Programme Manager at the Guinness Enterprise Centre commented:

  ‘The GEC team are really looking forward to working with it@cork as a partner on the CoConnect programme.  There are some excellent tech start ups and sme’s based in the south west region that would benefit from our coworking space and participating on the University program.  This partnership also enables the GEC to develop more meaningful linkages with a very vibrant and growing tech sector in Cork’    

 

About it@cork

it@cork is a member led organisation representing over 200 companies from the technology sector in the south west of Ireland.  We are a member driven organisation that responds to the needs and requirements of technology companies in the region from the start up, sme and mnc sector.  Some examples of this include our member driven skillnet training and development courses, it@cork talent forum, the it@cork tech leaders’ group and series of tech events including it@cork Leaders Awards, the Tech Summit and monthly tech talks.

it@cork is also  a member of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and is active in collaboration opportunities with other European technology clusters.

If you are interested in finding out more about it@cork membership, please get in touch.

 

Get in touch:

Eoghan O’Mahony / Senior Cluster Manager / eoghanomahony@itcork.ie

Sarah Walsh / Programme Manager / sarah@itcork.ie