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

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  • Medtech

    Medtech PDF (277 KB)