Welcome to the Innovation Office at NUI Galway

The Innovation Office at NUI Galway is the knowledge-transfer and entrepreneurial hub for the University. We drive impact by supporting collaborations and exchanges between our research community and industry. We also support the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem among our students and staff, and in the region.  Connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Ecosystem & Impact - click for more

Ecosystem & Impact - click for more

Galway and the west of Ireland is a thriving and dynamic place for enterprise and entrepreneurs.

With a student population of over 18,000 and immense research outputs, our University plays a crucial role in underpinning this ecosystem. The region is recognised internationally as a hot-spot for sectors including med-tech, ICT, marine and creative industries.

Innovation Centre - click for more

Innovation Centre - click for more

NUI Galway's Business Innovation Centre and the wider campus is home to over 50 companies.

Through the Centre, the University provides business supports and excellent facilities including labs and co-working spaces. This community of entrepreneurs are creating jobs and attracting investment.

Industry & Partners - click here

Industry & Partners - click here

We enable access to expertise, technologies and facilities on our campus.
Research Community - click here

Research Community - click here

We work with the research community to maximise the impact of their innovations and expertise.
Students & All Staff  - click here

Students & All Staff - click here

We support innovative ideas and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs  - click here

Entrepreneurs - click here

NUI Galway has pioneering programmes for entrepreneurs to create high-growth ventures.

Innovation Ecosystem

Our university is at the heart of a distinctive city and region, renowned for its culture, creativity, technology and innovation.

Our region is home to exciting start-ups, scaling organisations, SMEs and large international corporates. Around the world, Galway has become an internationally recognised centre of excellence for medtech, data science, culture and creativity, climate and oceans, public policy, and innovation.

Through its work, the Innovation Office plays a significant role in Galway's start-up and innovation ecosystem.

The team encourages and helps develops companies emerging from our university's research outputs and innovation programmes. A network of complementary incubation centres are based in Galway city, starting with our own Business Innovation Centre which is home to over 35 companies. These companies spin-in to collaborate with our experts or spin-out from our university's research efforts.  


  • Research & Innovation

    Research & Innovation PDF (4 KB)

  • Medtech

    Medtech PDF (277 KB)