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Ideation & Strategy

Where will your industry be in 10 years time? How are you going to get there? What startups are set to disrupt your industry?


Work with leading entrepreneurs and startups to figure out what the future looks like, nail your innovation strategy and stay ahead of the curve.

Exploring Solutions

Once you’ve defined your strategy, incubators and accelerators are a great way to explore problems and find unobvious solutions in short time frames.


Working with or like startups, teams are put through their paces to develop investment ready propositions.


Dogpatch Labs help you bring your ideas to life. Using lessons learned from startups, we can help you build your team, design and develop products, validate them and get them launched.


From UX, advertising, marketing and fundraising, we provide everything you need to get your idea up and running.

“Dogpatch Labs has been excellent in enabling ESB to tap into the immense talent of the Irish innovation ecosystem, giving us the opportunity to work both with and like startups and understand how we can improve innovation within ESB”

Ger Moloney | Head of New Business Incubation

Why Dogpatch Labs?

A startup state of mind.

Unexpected solutions

Unexpected solutions

We don’t just go with the obvious solutions. We help you create strategies and business ideas that break the mould.

It’s all about the outcome

It’s all about the outcome

Invention is nothing without commercialisation. We focus on genuinely impactful outcomes for our partners.

Founder-led team

Founder-led team

Our corporate innovation team is led by real entrepreneurs.

Trusted by Corporates

Our award winning partners.

ESB eBikes : An X-Potential Project

In August 2022 ESB launched its eBikes pilot project, an idea developed during the X-Potential 2020 programme.

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Dogpatch Labs’ incubator won top prize at the Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Award in 2019.

Dogpatch Labs was named as one of Crunchbase’s “15 Startup Incubators Around the World You Need to Know”

Ideation & Strategy

Case Study with Unilever




Unilever wanted to better understand changing consumer behaviour and engage more effectively with retailers to solve their biggest problems. 


We built a first of its kind retail innovation lab in the CHQ building in Dublin in partnership with Unilever where they could spend time collaborating with their retail partners to identify their biggest pain points.  We then curated the most cutting edge technology solutions that could be tested and validated in the retail lab and then deployed in stores.


Unilever partnered with SeeChange, a subsidiary of ARM, one of the world’s leading IOT firms, to implement their computer vision software into a live retail environment. The software monitors shelves in real time ensuring high value items are never left unstocked, greatly improving efficiency.

What Unilever say

“Dogpatch Labs worked with us on our retail innovation strategy to develop a first of its kind retail innovation lab. We can’t wait to share it with the world.”

Dessie Boyd
Strategy & Business Development Director

Exploring Solutions

Case Study with ESB & X_Site




ESB is leading the transition to a zero-carbon future in Ireland and its incubator is focused on helping achieve that goal. It aims to identify, test and validate new business ideas that could deliver new revenue streams to ESB Group to achieve its Brighter Future pledge of Net Zero by 2040.


ESB and Dogpatch Labs developed a three-month incubator programme to bring staff ideas from concept to investable proposition. Top entrepreneurs, industry experts and startups from Dogpatch Labs’ extensive international network support staff throughout the process, and feedback has been hugely positive from participants through to C-Level.


Many exciting projects have emerged from the X_Potential incubator since 2019, and are currently at different stages of development. These include everything from a one-stop-shop retrofitting service to e-mobility hubs to subsea cable repair. For more information, see our Partner page.

What ESB say

Dogpatch Labs has a proven innovation process and its incubator programme gives us access to a global network of entrepreneurs, potential partners and sector expertise.

Geraldine Moloney
New Business Incubator

Exploring Solutions

Case Study with Alltech and the Pearse Lyons Accelerator




Alltech is one of the world’s leading agricultural feed companies. It wanted to work with disruptive agritech startups with proven technology and a big market opportunity that could be realised through Alltech’s expertise and network.


Dogpatch Labs partnered with Alltech to help establish and run the world’s leading non-equity, late-stage AgTech accelerator. We identified and selected the best startups from around the world and picked the top 10 to participate. Over the course of 3 months, the startups collaborated with Alltech to set up pilots and form exclusive partnerships.


Six of the 10 startups participating in the accelerator were featured by CB Insights in “Agtech: 100+ Technology Companies Changing The Farm”, showing our success in driving growth and revenues.

What Alltech say

“Alltech was once a startup itself. It is important we get back to our roots of entrepreneurial innovation and Dogpatch re-exposes us to that startup mindset.”


Dr. Mark Lyons
President & CEO

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Want to learn more about innovation? Have a chat with our Innovation Director Dave Power.

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