Insurtech Network Centre (INC)

Based in Carlow, Carlow. Tel. 0877618574

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Insurtech Network Centre (INC)

About Insurtech Network Centre (INC)

The Insurtech Network Centre (INC) is a collaborative Insurance Innovation Platform brought to you by IT Carlow and supported by Enterprise Ireland under the Government of Ireland Regional Development Fund. The main objectives of INC are fostering collaboration between Insurance Incumbents and Insurtech Startups, as well as facilitating access to the Research & Innovation resources of Carlow Institute of Technology for Insurance sector firms and developing Insurance focused training and educational content.  

Although based in Carlow INC has a national remit with a diverse and growing panel of Insurers and Insurtechs based around the country and indeed internationally. Aidan is keen to bridge the gap and foster collaboration between Insurtechs, Industry and Academia and between theory and practice in the area of startup development

The main objectives of INC are fostering collaboration between Insurance Incumbents and Insurtech Startups via the INC accelerator, as well as facilitating access to the Research & Innovation resources of Carlow Institute of Technology for Insurance sector firms, and developing Insurance focused training and educational content. This is a very strong proposition for both Startups and Industry partners and we have been delighted with Industry buy in to date.

INC in partnership with the Insurance industry will provide solutions to challenges either poorly solved or not solved at all at present.

If you are an existing Insurance business and would like to explore how INC will provide solutions to these challenges through innovation, or if you are a business Founder/Startup who would like to investigate how your solution could be applied to Insurance sector challenges – please feel free to contact us.

3 Pillars

Start    - Accelerator (linking startups at all stages w/ industry)

Data Sci. RPA, OCR, AI, Drones, Wearables, Telematics, Cyber, IOT, Regtech etc.

Expand- Bespoke Data Science Course. SPA, HDIP, Masterclasses, CPD

Engage - R&D, Design Thinking, Data Sci, Software & Games Dev & Cyber Risk


In Q4 2020 we secured funding for the Centre for Insurance, Risk and Data Analytics Studies (CIRDAS) a sector specific education development centre funded through The Higher Education Authority, Human Capital Initiative Pillar 3 (Innovation and Agility).  The Centre is being established by Institute of Technology Carlow in association with its collaborative and industry partners and will develop and deliver courses under the three broad discipline pillars specifically Data Science, Business and Design Thinking (from Masterclass to Level 9 Special Award). CIRDAS was developed by Insurtech Network Centre, the Faculty of Lifelong Learning both at Institute of Technology Carlow and our collaborative partner Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Announced as part of Budget 2019, the primary objective of the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) is to underpin the provision of additional capacity across the higher education sector to meet priority skill needs for enterprise. CIRDAS will align innovation and agility with national strategic objectives, best practice in new course development and delivery product in consultation with industry and education professionals at the forefront of the most exciting developments in insurance and education. Consequently, a comprehensive background in Insurance is required, as is a passion for education and innovative delivery methods  / certification (ie: Micro Credentialing, Europass Framework, Blended / Hybrid Learning Models, Lifelong Learning).

The Institutes collaborative partners in CIRDAS are the Insurtech Network Centre and Letterkenny Institute of Technology. The Insurtech Network Centre will act as a conduit and an enabler to source help and support in all areas from existing bodies and institutions located in the country and further afield. Letterkenny Institute of Technology is a critical component of the education landscape and is the collaborative Higher Education Institute partner in the development of CIRDAS. 

Facilities at Insurtech Network Centre (INC)

    • Opening Hours (weekdays 9-5:30)
    • High-Speed Broadband
    • Flexible Desks
    • Fully Furnished Offices
    • Light & Heating
    • Air Conditioning
    • 24 Hour CCTV Monitoring
    • Bike Storage / Rack
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Outside Seating
    • City/Town Centre
    • Major Transport Links
    • Nearby Train Station
    • Nearby Bus Stop / Station
    • Nearby Fitness Center
    • Nearby Swimming Pool
    • Recording Studio
    • Materials Library
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Conference Room
    • Lounge / Break-out Area
    • Kitchen Facility
    • Food Hall
    • Barista
    • Showers
    • Parking
    • Event Space
    • Video Conferencing
    • Printing Facilities
    • Mail Handling Service
    • Onsite Staff
    • Free Drinking Water
    • Sandwich Service
    • Lunch Restaurant
    Health And Safety
    • Daily Cleaning
    • Hands-free Dispensers

Get in touch

Speak to Aidan Mahon

Phone: 0877618574

  • Insurtech Network Centre (INC)

    Institute Of Technology Carlow, Kilkenny Road
    Carlow, R93 V960
    Carlow, Ireland

    Opening Hours:

    Monday - 9am - 5pm

    Tuesday - 9am - 5pm

    Wednesday - 9am - 5pm

    Thursday - 9am - 5pm

    Friday - 9am - 5pm

    Saturday - Closed

    Sunday - Closed