The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) was established in 2007 by UCD, TCD, DCU, IADT & NCAD. The NDRC operates under a concession agreement with the Minister.
NDRC's mission is to create globally scalable companies in the digital sector. NDRC invests at a very early stage using an accelerator model. It provides capital and hands-on support to young Irish companies.
By the end of 2016, NDRC's supported companies raised €152 Million in follow on investment, employ over 800 people directly and had an overall market capital value of €427 Million.
As provided for in the Concession Agreement, the Department undertook a review in 2017 of the policy underpinning the NDRC Programme with a view to informing policy in relation to the programme beyond the expiration of the Concession Agreement.
More information on the NDRC is available at www.ndrc.ie.