AgTechUCD Innovation Centre

Accelerating the Development of the AgTech Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland and Beyond

About AgTechUCD

AgTechUCD promotes and accelerates early-stage startups and SMEs with disruptive innovations in Ireland and Europe in the AgTech, FoodTech and VetTech sectors, as they build their innovative businesses into leading enterprises.

AgTechUCD delivers a suite of programmes and tailored support for startups, including:

  • Innovation Days - generating solutions for the agricultural industry.
  • Incubator - helping new startups to build out their business models.
  • Accelerator - helping startups get customer and investor-ready, and scale globally.

Based at the UCD Lyons Farm, AgTechUCD offers the only on farm workspace hub to promote and accelerate agri-businesses and startups. AgTechUCD provides access to on-farm experimental facilities, allowing testing and trialling of products and services in a real-world environment.  Startups also have preferred access to UCD food processing facilities, access to Venture Capital & Business Angels networks, mentoring, corporate partners, office and lab spaces, and much more.

Programmes & Activities

Innovation Days

A series of Innovation Days will be run in Autumn 2022 in several parts of the country. These Innovation Days aim to generate solutions for some of the agricultural industries biggest challenges. Click the button below for more information.

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AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme

Following a successful inaugral programme, AgTechUCD's Agccelerator Programme returns for 2022 to accelerate startups and help them grow and scale. Click the button below to learn about and to apply for the 2022 programme.

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Newsletter & Webinar Series

Subscribe to the AgTechUCD Newsletter & Monthly Webinar Series

Register your details for our Monthly Newsletter and to be invited to our Monthly Inside AgTech’ webinar series, where we will feature interviews with experts and thought leaders on the latest trends and current topics of interest in agtech, agrifood, veterinary and equine sectors.


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Contact Us

Niamh Collins

Director, AgTechUCD Innovation Centre

tw: @AgTechUCD


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Leo McGrane

Manager, AgTechUCD Innovation Centre

tw: @AgTechUCD


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