NUI Galway's Business Innovation Centre - developing, scaling and growing the start-up community on campus and in our region.

Our Business Innovation Centre is at the heart of our university's innovation ecosystem.  We are home to numerous companies which have spun-out of our research activity and many more start-ups which have spun-in to collaborate and engage with our research community.

With three locations across campus, we provide extensive facilities including laboratories, wet-labs, dedicated offices, co-working spaces and research infrastructure. Through a programme of supports designed for ambitious start-ups, our team members offer mentoring, business development guidance, commercial and IP guidance - as well as access to research expertise.

Key Facts


Active start-ups supported over 10 years


Jobs created in 10 years


Funds (euros) raised over 10 years

NUI Galway Start-Up Ecosystem
Our Alumni of thriving companies that serve to benefit our society and economy.


The Business Innovation Centre has impressive facilities across campus, including:

  • 23,000 square ft. of start up space with units ranging from 300 - 750sq ft.

  • The only Innovation Centre in the region with dedicated wet labs

  • 10 Bio-Incubator laboratories with shared lab equipment usage

  • Serviced office facilities including broadband, conference facilities, meeting rooms and coffee doc.

  • Co-working space & hot desk facility for short term rental

  • Access to research resources such as laboratories, testing, and specialised equipment

  • A welcoming environment!

Services and Supports

The Business Innovation Centre provides its clients with specialised commercial supports, workshops and mentoring regarding:

  • Intellectual Property Management & Development

  • Building Commercial Pathways

  • Grant & Funding Applications

  • Product Validation

  • Company Formation & building the right team

  • Getting ready for investment opportunities

For more information on how to engage with the Business Innovation Centre, contact fiona.neary at

NUI Galway 2020 Spotlight Series


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  • Research & Innovation

    Research & Innovation PDF (4 KB)

  • Medtech

    Medtech PDF (277 KB)