Munster Technological University's (MTU) Cyber Innovate curriculum will provide a steady supply of graduates with expertise in cybersecurity innovation.

The programme will train 12–15 people a year in evaluating, choosing, and validating concepts for new goods and services. This will help establish new cybersecurity businesses and university initiatives.

Each intake of Cyber Innovate will work for 10 months to identify issues and create practical cybersecurity solutions. The programme will operate for six years.

A tax-free €38,000 stipend will be provided to participants, while Enterprise Ireland is contributing €7 million to cluster development as part of a larger €30 million financing package.

Dr. Donna O'Shea, MTU's Chair in Cybersecurity, stated, “The Cyber Innovate initiative isn't just an investment in MTU, it's an investment in making Ireland a global leader in cyber security innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Later, Simon Coveney, Minister of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, will introduce the Cyber Innovate programme.

According to recent research by Cyber Ireland and Cyber Skills, Ireland has the potential to become a worldwide leader in cybersecurity and increase its workforce to over 17,000 people by 2030.