MERITS – Innovation Thinkspace

MERITS is supported under the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment‘s Regional Enterprise Development Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland and is an Economic Development Initiative of Kildare County Council.

MERITS has been created to support you on your StandUp, StartUp or ScaleUp Journey.

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We support digital and technology startups, budding entrepreneurs and businesses in the Mid-East Region of Ireland.
We put our members in the centre of the ecosystem and provide them with insights, in-house expertise and experience to help build businesses.
Irrespective of the current status of your business, MERITS will support its future development.

We support innovation across various technology sectors

Discover your technology track

Food and AgTech

Future-proofing our Food and Agriculture system to make it healthier, sustainable and transparent

Sustainable Tech

Building a foundation to make industrial processes efficient and sustainable while promoting the use of new materials and resources to gear towards a circular system

Digital Tech

Accelerating Ireland’s digital transformation to create next-gen digital innovations and ventures

Equine Tech

Promoting solutions to address the issues in the Equine Industry and to support Animal Welfare, Equine Health and transparency in the industry


Improving and automating the delivery and use of financial services

Gaming Tech

Designing tools and technologies to enable an immersive virtual experience for gamers

Health and Wellness Tech

Bringing forward innovative healthcare solutions to strengthen our systems and address real-world problems

Property Tech

Enabling the application of IT and economics to real-estate markets

Membership Benefits

Access to our curated database, workshops and agile processes

Schedule one-on-one mentor meetings

Explore, collaborate and create beyond organisational boundaries

Direct introduction to potential clients, partners and investors

Opportunity to participate in our tailored Incubation and Acceleration Programmes

Connect with our National and Global partners

Attend our events and hackathons

Avail of discounts and credits from key partners

Partners and Networks

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