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, Agrifood, Veterinary and Equine 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

Register Interest for a Pre-Agccelerator

AgTechUCD is developing a Pre Agccelerator for inspiring entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas that will benefit the agrifood sector. The 4-week Pre-Agccelerator will help you flesh out and validate your idea, show you how to conduct customer discovery interviews and help you develop a business model. Register your interest for our Pre-Agccelerator now!

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AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme

The AgTechUCD's Agccelerator Programme returns for 2024 to accelerate startups and help them grow and scale. Click the button below to apply for the 2024 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

Gary Ryan

Director, AgTechUCD Innovation Centre

tw: @AgTechUCD

Leo McGrane

Manager, AgTechUCD Innovation Centre

tw: @AgTechUCD


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