Mission Statement

The Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE) is one of the conduits of WIT’s mission to be a major contributor to the economic growth and development of Ireland’s South East region.

With extensive expertise amongst its academic and research staff, in a wide range of disciplines, WIT is well resourced to be a key force in supporting, promoting and developing entrepreneurship in the region. CEDRE brings this expertise together in an open, flexible and collegiate manner.

It provides a framework and environment for entrepreneurs, researchers, academics and policy makers/implementers to engage in a mutually complementary manner to support economic growth and development in the region.

Mission Statement

The Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE) is one of the conduits of WIT’s mission to be a major contributor to the economic growth and development of Ireland’s South East region.

With extensive expertise amongst its academic and research staff, in a wide range of disciplines, WIT is well resourced to be a key force in supporting, promoting and developing entrepreneurship in the region. CEDRE brings this expertise together in an open, flexible and collegiate manner.

It provides a framework and environment for entrepreneurs, researchers, academics and policy makers/implementers to engage in a mutually complementary manner to support economic growth and development in the region.


CEDRE is a driving force in integrating relevant
regional stakeholders to develop the South East
as an entrepreneurial region


The Centre achieves this level of integration though active engagement with, research into and publication of research about:


CEDRE is a driving force in integrating relevant regional stakeholders to develop the South East as an entrepreneurial region


The Centre achieves this level of integration though active engagement with, research into and publication of research about:

Entrepreneurship

• Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship (male and female)
• Owner managers
• Enterprise creation, development,
growth and internationalisation
• Enterprise Policy
• Entrepreneurial regions
• Technology and Knowledge Transfer
• Family enterprises

Centre Focus

• High potential start-ups (HPSUs)
• Clustering of related businesses and services
• Entrepreneurial regions
• Regional Innovation Clusters (RICs)
• Social entrepreneurship
• Regional economy


The over-riding objective of CEDRE is the development of entrepreneurship education and research. In educating and developing entrepreneurs and business owners, as well as policy makers and business advisors, the Centre positions itself at the forefront of entrepreneurial activity in the region.

Entrepreneurship

• Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship (male and female)
• Owner managers
• Enterprise creation, development,
growth and internationalisation
• Enterprise Policy
• Entrepreneurial regions
• Technology and Knowledge Transfer
• Family enterprises

Centre Focus

• High potential start-ups (HPSUs)
• Clustering of related businesses and services
• Entrepreneurial regions
• Regional Innovation Clusters (RICs)
• Social entrepreneurship
• Regional economy


The over-riding objective of CEDRE is the development of entrepreneurship education and research. In educating and developing entrepreneurs and business owners, as well as policy makers and business advisors, the Centre positions itself at the forefront of entrepreneurial activity in the region.

Entrepreneurship

• Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship (male and female)
• Owner managers
• Enterprise creation, development,
growth and internationalisation
• Enterprise Policy
• Entrepreneurial regions
• Technology and Knowledge Transfer
• Family enterprises

Centre Focus

• High potential start-ups (HPSUs)
• Clustering of related businesses and services
• Entrepreneurial regions
• Regional Innovation Clusters (RICs)
• Social entrepreneurship
• Regional economy


The over-riding objective of CEDRE is the development of entrepreneurship education and research. In educating and developing entrepreneurs and business owners, as well as policy makers and business advisors, the Centre positions itself at the forefront of entrepreneurial activity in the region.

Current Projects

eDIGIREGION is an FP7 funded project involving 15 partners from 4 European regions which are: South East Ireland, Ireland, Castilla-la-Mancha, Spain, Central Hungary, Hungary and Bucharest-Ilfov, Romania and involving triple helix partners in each region.
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The New Frontiers Programme is for potential entrepreneurs who have a well thought-out innovative business idea or an innovative technology that has the potential to be developed into a scalable high potential start-up company.

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The project objective is to provide recreational and sports activities for people with disabilities to improve their physical activity and reduce the possibility of subsequent chronic disease. With the sport programs we will increase the physical activity of people with disabilities.
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Past Projects