Home to Europe's Deeptech Valley

Join world-leading deeptech startups, as well as tech giants Google, Meta, Apple, Microsoft, Intel and many other global multinationals who call Ireland their European home.


Kildare Innovation Campus is situated in North Kildare, 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre, and the airport.

Direct Access and Egress

Onto M4 Motorway

29 Mins

To Dublin city centre from nearby
Celbridge train station

25 Mins

Dublin International Airport

30 Mins

To Dublin city centre with
direct Bus Eireann Service

30 Mins

Dublin Port

Site Map

History of the Site


IMP Irish Meat Producers Site


Hewlett Packard officially opened its facility and at its height employed 2,100 people.


HP closes down the Leixlip facility


New owners acquire the site and the Kildare Innovation Campus is launched, with an ambitious new masterplan.


The new masterplan will be completed providing over 150,000m2 of additional science technology and innovation space.

Existing Partners

Lab - Fab - Mass Production

Our deeptech team is able to assist with setting up a new operation here at Kildare Innovation Campus. We welcome innovative businesses looking to scale their operations in the fields ranging across Quantum, Space Technologies, Fabrication and Semiconductors, Photonics, TechBio and AI.If you have a deeptech solution not in these fields that will have an impact on the world, you are welcome to join us.

From a small team's R&D development, to a full scale-up fabrication manufacturing line, we have the time and experience to translate your concepts into successful operational facilities.

The facilities are unmatched in Europe in respect to the scale, services, and flexibility on offer.



Deeptech Economy

Scale-up hub facilities

  • - Europe's largest clean room facility - with over 10,000m2 of class 5,6 & 7
  • - Full HVAC and air conditioned labs and manufacturing spaces 20m2 - 1000m2
  • - 4.5m ceiling height
  • - Chemistry laboratories with ducted fume cupboards
  • - Dedicated gas lines and gas storage areas
  • - Ground floor concrete slab
  • - 15m structural grid
  • - Dock leveller delivery and dedicated warehousing space
  • - CAT A, or furnished air conditioned offices
  • - 10MW+ power
  • - Car parking
  • - Free Gym facilities for tenants
  • - Cafeteria with views of the beautiful grounds


Just 20km from Dublin City Centre
and Airport with straight-to-motorway
access. 30 minute journey by train to Leixlip


Human-centred buildings
in pedestrian and cycle
friendly surroundings

Premium Design

High specification buildings
purpose-made for leading-edge
science and technology


Highly educated local
population with 37.5% holding
a third level degree or higher


Setting a new standard in
environmental performance:
Energy indepenence, Carbon Neutral,
Water Positive & Green transport

Life on Campus

A thriving work environment goes beyond competitive salaries and benefits. The Kildare Innovation Campus cultivates a diverse and inclusive environment, and its beautiful settings encourage a healthy work-life balance. We offer on-site fitness facilities free of charge to our tenants, amenities such as an open-planned cafeteria with breathtaking views and banking services, contemporary accommodation including common areas and lounge spaces that encourage collaboration, networking, and socialization.

Following best practice in sustainability we have developed energy efficient buildings, and green spaces. We wish to attract environmentally conscious organisations.

Campus Masterplan

Addressing future technological needs for infrastructure requires careful planning and adaptation to emerging trends. With this in mind, Kildare Innovation Campus (KIC) is being redeveloped and expanded under a comprehensive and ambitious vision, having been designed for Smart Infrastructure that can optimize resource usage and enhance safety, prioritizing energy efficiency and sustainability, human centric, with an emphasis on Public-Private Partnerships and Collaboration. KIC's Masterplan considers Futureproofing and Scalability: Designing infrastructure with future needs in mind to ensure long term future viability.

The infrastructure is being built to accommodate technological advancements and be easily scalable to support increasing demands.

With a focus on Innovation, Technology and Deeptech, the Masterplan will transform the existing campus, making it Europe's first Deeptech Valley, a location of choice for new investors, world-leading startups, global multinational companies.

Ireland as a location for Foreign Direct investment

Ireland is in the top 10 most attractive countries for foreign direct investment. Over 1700 multinationals have operations in ireland including the top 10 Pharma and MedTech companies and global tech leaders like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Meta, Apple among others.

Ireland has:

  • Open access to the EU market
  • Robust regulatory system
  • A highly educated work and skills pool including workers from across the EU
  • An enviable quality of life