Ben Hurley: “It [a seed fund] brings the possibility of momentum and seamless continuity  . . . a runway to seed investment”

When NDRC became the official name of the National Digital Research Centre, it renewed its focus on helping Irish early-stage tech start-ups. Now it’s(...)

“The evidence was clear on paper and we could repeatedly prove it, but people wanted to see it demonstrated step by step through the lifecycle of the horse.” Donal Ryan, with Emmeline Hill and Jim Bolger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld was pilloried for his use of the phrase “unknown unknowns” during a press briefing in 2002. In fact, th(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley said the aim of the FutureHealth open event is to work with academic researchers across Ireland to move their technology out of the academic lab or clinic into the commercial world

The potential for disruptive innovation in health will be among the topics discussed at a National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) FutureHealth open e(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley. The is on the hunt for start-ups to take part in science venture accelerator VentureLab. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) is on the hunt for start-ups to take part in science venture accelerator VentureLab.NDRC VentureLab is tar(...)

Closing time: there can be a number of reasons why businesses fail, and it’s not always the fault of the entrepreneur

Failure is an option, as long as it comes with a lesson to be learned – that is the advice regularly given to the country’s start-up scene, which is o(...)

Chief executive of NDRC Ben Hurley:    “The market capital of ventures in the NDRC portfolio similarly experienced massive growth, trebling in just one year to €120 million.”

Start-ups and emerging companies supported by the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) attracted €40 million in commercial investment last year, a(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley said the ranking provided further confirmation of the central place the centre maintains in the global innovation ecosystem. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) has been ranked in the top 2.5 per cent of incubators worldwide, and is the only Irish incubator ran(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley said the Female Founders programme is aimed at supporting women with high-tech business ideas. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

A new initiative aimed at encouraging gender diversity in startups has been established by NDRC, offering commercial planning and technology advice(...)

Pictured at the start of NDRC’s LaunchPad accelerator programme are  Claire Burge (Winit),  Gary Leyden, director (NDRC’s LaunchPad) and  Terence Hong (Adjuno).

A new accelerator programme aimed at financial services technology firms is hoping to encourage innovation in the secto(...)

When Brian Acton and Jan Koum incorporated WhatsApp in 2009, they probably didn’t give much thought to the future sale prospects of their compa(...)