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Future Skills and Innovation

Family Business Focus: EPS Group

Patrick Buckley is Managing Director of family business EPS Group, a leading provider of water and wastewater treatment and pumping solutions. In this interview, he describes how the company grew from modest beginnings in Kanturk, Co. Cork in 1968 to expand internationally and how the company has benefited from engaging with DCU’s Centre for Family...
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S-Man Security Travel Platform

Sheelagh Brady is a former Garda who left the force in 2012 to work with the UN as a Senior Security Analyst in Abuja, Nigeria. There she advised organisations such as Unicef, the World Health Organisation and the World Food Programme on the security environment, threats and managing risk when implementing their programmes on the...
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UStart – Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

DCU’s UStart was Ireland’s first student start-up accelerator programme. It enables students to discover and develop their entrepreneurial flair. It empowers them to become trail-blazing social and business entrepreneurs, by helping to bring their innovative ideas to market. Our programme provides training, seed funding and access to mentors and sector specialists. This approach has already...
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CitySwifter

CitySwifter is a transport technology platform that enables commuters and event attenders to crowd-source transport. It was set up in 2016 by three friends from Longford – Brian O’Rourke, Alan Farley and Seán Byrne. Brian O’Rourke explains how the UStart student accelerator helped: “We already had the broad concept and our core team in place...
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