The NDRC recently announced a new call for NDRC Catalyser. This investment programme is aimed at start-ups and founder teams with deep domain expertise and novel technology that address a significant unmet market need or problem.

An investment of up to €100k is being offered along with significant support and mentoring through a 6 month acceleration programme.

The application closing date is Wednesday 6th April.

What are they looking for?

  • Deep know-how and technology, beyond proof of concept that addresses a significant global unmet market need or problem.
  • Globally scalable product or services-led propositions
  • Potential to be investor ready or revenue generating within 6-9 months
  • Strong commercial and technical team

What is on offer:

  • Up to €100k investment via convertible loan
  • An initial investment of €30k
  • Further investment of up to €70k, subject to achieving agreed milestones
  • 6 month intensive, deeply experiential commercially-focused programme
  • Mentoring by the some of the best in the ecosystem
  • Peer-to-Peer learning

More information is available here: