Patch 2024


Patch is a 7 week long summer accelerator for 16 – 21 year olds that want to push the world forward.


Participating teams spend the summer working on a chosen project, getting to know an energetic group of peers, and learning from brilliant mentors and speakers.


Patch is open to future entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, designers and technologists of all stripes.


Learn from a host of world-class founders, engineers and scientists through a syllabus of workshops, talks and mentoring sessions.


Join a community of young people with diverse backgrounds, broad interests and a shared drive to push the world forward.



How Does it Work?


Apply with an idea that you’d like to work on or a project you’d like to develop further. It might be a startup, science project, or something else entirely. You can apply solo or as part of a team.

Take Part

Selected applicants are invited to take part and spend the summer working on their own project, or join forces with fellow participants to work on something new.

Take Off

Meet an amazing group of talented peers, make impressive progress and join a community that you’ll build, learn and create with for decades to come.

You can learn more at To apply, you must be 16 – 21 years old and based in Ireland, the UK, or another European country.


Applications close at 11:00 pm (GMT) on the 21st of February 2024