QUESTUM - Supporting Innovation

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QUESTUM Acceleration Centre will be running and hosting the 6mth LEAP programme aimed at entrepreneurs and those who want to grow and develop a concept or business idea. Applications close 12noon Monday 21st August, with competitive interviews on Friday 25th August in QUESTUM.

All Programmes


QUESTUM has a number of varied office solutions available to entrepreneurs and businesses for rent.

Enterprise Space


QUESTUM is activity looking to engage with resident entrepreneurs and local business to carry out research

Research Facilities
Innovation Vouchers


QUESTUM has a number of amenities to offer its resident entrepreneurs and visitors to the centre.



Wednesday the 29th of May 2019

Shorla Pharam co-founders Sharon Cunningham and Orlaith O’Brien have rounded off an exciting 12 months with individual wins in two of Ireland’s prestigious enterprise competitions.

Sharon Cunningham won the Best Start-Up category in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) Competition 2019 for Tipperary.

Sharon will go on to represent Tipperary in the regional finals.

Orlaith Ryan won the award for Emerging New Business in Network Ireland Tipperary, Business Woman of the Year awards. Orlaith will go on to represent Tipperary in the National finals.

Congratulations and well done.

Thursday the 9th of May 2019

Thursday the 9th of May, saw the launch of this year’s County Tipperary Business Awards, which will showcase the very best business talent in the county. The event is hosted by the County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce with the co-operation of Chambers in Cahir, Thurles, Cashel, Nenagh and Tipperary Town.

LIT are proud to be associated with the event and are once again the Innovation & Education Partner, which they have been since the inaugural event.

Businesses of all types and sizes operating across a range of sectors will have the opportunity to tell their story and be recognised for their positive contribution to the growth of enterprise and employment in County Tipperary.

The Award Categories are:
Best Start-up / Emerging New Business
Best SME
Best Family Business
Best Large Business
Best use of Social Media in Business
Best CSR / Contribution to the Community by a Business
Best Services Provider Business
Best Sports, Art & Culture Business
Best Employer – Talent Development, Training & wellness
Best in Retail Business
Best Tourism & Hospitality Business
Best Social Enterprise Business

Overall Business of the Year Award – choose by the judging panel, from the winners of each category

County Tipperary Chamber president’s Award - - an individual chosen by the President for their outstanding contribution to enterprise, innovation and business life in County Tipperary and beyond.

The County Tipperary Business Awards will be presented on Friday 18th October in the Clonmel Park Hotel, as part of a Black-Tie Gala Dinner – please contact the Tipperary Chamber directly for further information and table bookings.

For further details, eligibility, award criteria and access to the online application process, please click on the link below:

Dave Shanahan, CEO County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce
Dave Shanahan
CEO County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce
Gillian Barry, LIT Head of Innovation & Enterprise
Gillian Barry
LIT Head of Innovation & Enterprise
John Durkan, ABP Food Group, Sustainability & Environmental Manager
John Durkan
ABP Food Group, Sustainability & Environmental Manager
Emma Lacy, Horan Automation, Sales & Marketing Manager – County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Emma Lacy
Horan Automation, Sales & Marketing Manager.
County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Laura Jones, Clonmel Park Hotel, Sales & Marketing Manager – County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Laura Jones
Clonmel Park Hotel, Sales & Marketing Manager.
County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce Board Member

Thursday the 2nd of May 2019

Marian Kennedy, founder of PPR Healthcare and resident-client in QUESTUM

Marian Kennedy, founder of PPR Healthcare and resident-client in QUESTUM is on the cover of this weeks Women on Wednesday (WoW) supplement in the Cork Evening Echo. The article is about the female participants who have just graduated from the CIT New Frontiers Programme.

Marian has created a new innovative Irish company that is developing a range of comfort and hygienic products to assist new mothers in their recovery after they have given birth.

PPR Healthcare Ltd. aims to target the physical effects to the female body after having a baby. Their product range is called anewmum which has been specifically created to help promote the healing, cooling and soothing of the sensitive areas of a womens body after she has given birth.

The article can be accessed and read here:

Monday the 8th of April 2019

ICT and Cloud Technology Services Open Day

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Pancake Tuesday in QUESTUM
It was lovely to see a great turn out for the charity breakfast on Pancake Tuesday in QUESTUM. The event was very well attended by all resident-clients, with QUESTUM Entrepreneur in Residence Tom Brennan, QUESTUM Advisory Board Chair Pat McGrath and Gillian Barry LIT Head of Innovation & Enterprise, also in joining in the fun.

The event raised €200 for the Clonmel Soup Kitchen, which was matched by A&C Chemicals Europe Ltd – a grand total of €400. A big thank-you to Gearoid A&C Sales & Marking Director for sponsoring the event, and Valentina and Lisa who organised the breakfast.

Well done everyone and a huge thank.

Wednesday 28th February

4 Years in the making, 200 hours of footage and 2,500km later we are proud to announce the upcoming Premieres & Screenings of THE CAMINO VOYAGE:


- World Premiere - Feb. 28th


- Irish Premiere - March 2nd at the IFI


- Opening Film - Thursday, March 22nd


- April 13, 2018 - Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

View a preview on:

Featuring, Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Liam Holden, Breandán Moriarty & Glen Hansard.

With music by Brendan Begley, Peadar Ó RiadaGlen Hansard, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Carlos Nuñez and many many more.

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee with the participation of TG4, The Irish Film Board and RTÉ.

This is the international feature length version of the CAMINO BY SEA series that featured on TG4 last year. THE CAMINO VOYAGE will also be broadcast on TG4 later this year.

Tuesday 22nd August

The CAPPA centre and Shannon ABC invites you to a 1/2 day seminar on Innovation and Funding support for Industry and Small Business.

WHEN: Tuesday 5th September 2017

WHERE: Questum Centre Clonmel Co Tipperary

TIME:  09:30 - 12:30

On the day you will hear about the range of state funding initiatives available to assist companies with R&D activities, examples of collaborative projects utilising some of these schemes and the range of expertise available from the Technology Gateways around the country. Representatives from both centres will be available for 1-1 meetings on the day after the seminar finishes if you would like to discuss a potential project or require additional advice.

Attendance at the event is FREE but registration is required.

Please visit to register your attendance.

Monday 22nd May 2017

Last night QUESTUM hosted a very well attended reception for the launch of the first ever County Tipperary Business Awards. The Awards will provide an opportunity to identify, highlight and reward companies, from start-up’s to multi-national’s, individuals and community groups that are making a difference across the County of Tipperary, for their hard work, innovation & dedication to the community & local economy in their respective fields.

Among those in attendance were:

TJ Kinsella, President County Tipperary Chamber
David Shanahan, CEO County Tipperary Chamber
Frank McGrath, County Tipperary Chamber, Board member
John Butler, Vice President Thurles Chamber of Commerce
Shane Kelly, Chairperson Tipperary Town Chamber of Commerce
Aiden Hynes, President Cashel Chamber of Commerce
Dr Liam Brown, LIT Vice President Research, Development and Innovation
Gillian Barry, LIT Head of Enterprise and Innovation
Kieran McSweeney, leading LIT Fundraising and Alumni Development
Tipperary TD Mattie McGarth
Cllr Siobhan Ambrose, County Tipperary Cathaoirleach
​Cllr Seamus Hannafin
Rita Guinan, Head of LEO Tipperary

TJ Kinsella, President County Tipperary Chamber: opens the evenings proceedings

Cllr Siobhan Ambrose, County Tipperary Cathaoirleach: highlighting what the Awards mean for business and enterprise in Tipperary

Rita Guinan, Head of LEO Tipperary: how the Awards will help promote innovation and enterprise in County Tipperary

Dr Liam Brown, LIT Vice-President Research, Development & Innovation: talks about the synergies between LIT, research, local enterprise and business development

Frank McGrath, County Tipperary Chamber Board member: inviting nominations for the various Business Award categories

Ian Cooke, County Tipperary Chamber Board member; David Shanahan, CEO County Tipperary Chamber; Gillian Barry, LIT Head of Enterprise and Innovation; TJ Kinsella, President County Tipperary Chamber; Derek Blackweir, QUESTUM Manager; Dr Liam Brown, LIT Vice President Research, Development and Innovation

Limerick Institute of Technology and QUESTUM Acceleration Centre are pleased to announce an exciting new short programme Stress Test the Business Idea. It will use the latest concepts, models and start-up thinking to ensure that participants have the practical tools with which test their business idea and those who want to refine an existing business model.

The programme is free to participants and will run in QUESTUM over 4-nights 6.00pm to 9.00pm: Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st May

Places are limited, so if you’re interested in the programme, contact Derek Blackweir – 0504 28027 or email

QUESTUM Acceleration Centre is pleased to announce that Pat Breen TD, Minister for Employment and Small Business, will official opening QUESTUM on Monday 17th October.

Dr Liam Brown, VP for Research Enterprise and Development LIT, will host, with speakers including Adrian Fleming founder and CEO of Accuvio, a global award winning market leader in the sustainable software sector, Siobhan Ambrose, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council, Professor Vincent Cunnane, the new President of LIT.

We will also be announcing the launch of two new enterprise programmes to be run out of QUESTUM before year end.

QUESTUM were happy to attended last night’s 20th national Enterprise Awards County Competition in Brú Ború Cashel, hosted by Local Enterprise Office Tipperary. The Awards acknowledge the contribution and celebrate the success of SME’s in County Tipperary.

This year’s Awards were open to LEO supported *M1 and **M2 clients/grant beneficiaries, with the competition winners identified by an Adjudication Panel using a standard criteria and marking system. This year’s AP comprised of Mary Ryan, CPA, MIATI, Finance & Business Management Services; Martin Troy, AIB Nenagh; Jim Ryan, Clonmel – all off who sit on the LEO Tipperary Evaluation & Approvals Committee.

QUESTUM would like to congratulate PJ Moloney founder and MD of EireChrom and Conor O’Neil founder and MD of One Box Vision for their success at the Awards.

EireChrom won the Special Category Award for Research & Innovation.

One Box Vision came runner up overall in the completion and just missed out on the top spot.

The overall winner of this year’s County Tipperary Award was MediSkin, who proceed to the National Finals in the Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday 25th May 2017.

QUESTUM and its resident clients wish MediSkin all the best in representing Tipperary at the final.


*M1 - Measure 1 is for those SME’s who are international traded in manufacturing/services and are eligible for grant supports;

**M2 – Measure 2 is for those SME’s who are regional/national focused and are eligible for marketing, training and management development supports;

PJ Moloney founder EireChrom – Special Award for Research & Innovation

Conor O’Neill founder One Box Vision – Runner-up Overall

QUESTUM winners table