MERITS Innovation Thinkspace

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MERITS is an innovation thinkspace hub created to support digital and technology innovation in the Mid-East region of Ireland (Kildare, Meath and Wicklow). We are building the next-gen digital tech ventures, products and services to strengthen Ireland’s position in the digital world.

MERITS is funded by Kildare County Council and Enterprise Ireland under Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REFD). Our newly built hub is strategically located in the heart of Kildare, Naas. Adjacent to KCC offices, our building is spread over 1200sqm and equipped with latest tools and technologies to provide our members an immersive experience. From individual hot desks, office spaces and meeting rooms to conference suites, MERITS hub will meet all your professional needs.

The MERITS Executive Team


Joe O’Carroll

MERITS General Manager
Eshna Gogia

Eshna Gogia

MERITS Programme Manager


Board of Directors of MERITS Parent Company (CKCN CLG)

Rob Power – Chairman
Councillor for Kildare/Newbridge Municipal District

Sonya Kavanagh
Director of Services, Kildare County Council

Allan Shine
CEO, Kildare Chamber

Paul Keogh
Board Director & Family Business Advisor

Brendan Wyse
Councillor for Clane/Maynooth Municipal District

Eileen Cullen
Training Services Manager, KWETB

Kevin Kelly

Jacqui McNabb
Head of Enterprise, Kildare County Council

Cathal Beale
CEO, Irish National Stud

Paul Murtagh
Business Consultant & Mentor

Joe Moore
Manager, MaynoothWorks

Seamie Moore
Councillor for Naas Municipal District

Regina Dempsey
Racehorse Trainer

MERITS Advisory Board


Geraldine Gibson-Dautun

Founder & CEO, AQMetrics

Michael Dwyer

Marketeer & Tech Investor
Andrew Parish

Andrew Parish

Serial Entrepreneur
CCO at IDLF Investment Fund
Advisor at WakeUp Capital
Darragh O Shea

Darragh O’Shea

Co-Founder at All Set Workplace
Operations at VROOM Digital
Web and Software Consultant

Joe O’Carroll

MERITS General Manager
Company Director

Get In Touch

Postal Address:
MERITS, Devoy Park Naas County Kildare, Ireland

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Working At MERITS

We will post any job opportunities here.

We currently have no vacancies, please check back soon.

Position Available:

Applications are invited for the position of:
Audio Visual and Virtual Reality TECHNICIAN
(Fixed Term Contract)