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X_Site is ESB’s business incubator – providing relevant supports for cross value chain ventures to enable innovative projects to develop, grow and scale.

ESB staff work in X_Site on cross-Business Unit Innovation Projects or other specific commercial opportunities in a creative environment with other start-up companies. X-Site supports the development of new innovative projects by fostering exploration, learning and intrapreneurship with a start-up mindset.

X_Site is a low-risk way to validate customer problems, develop ideas for products and services and to learn, through engagement with customers the potential market take-up, in advance of significant investment commitments by ESB in their implementation. Through being based in Dogpatch Labs in central Dublin ESB has direct access to Irelands’ leading start-up ecosystem in a customer centric environment with cross-business unit collaboration at its core.