NUI Galway Business Innovation

NUI Galway Business Innovation

National University of Ireland Galway
Newcastle Rd


NUI Galway was originally established in 1845 and is now firmly established in the top tier of research-intensive universities in Europe. The University is part of a dynamic research and innovation ecosystem in the west of Ireland with thriving medtech, ICT, marine and creative sectors.

This has led to the development of centres of excellence, attraction of internationally renowned researchers. It has also seen the development of a state of the art Business Innovation Centre which plays a strategic role in the development of start-up companies, spin-ins and spin-outs.  The majority of the companies are in the medical technology area availing of the Centre’s extensive wet-lab spaces, and also in the field of ICT. 

There are currently 40 companies based on beautiful river-side campus, which is also home to over 18,000 students and over 2,500 staff.

The aim of the Business Innovation Centre is to create an environment which promotes entrepreneurialism and innovation, and enhances spin-out formation as well as new business growth.

The centre gives companies prime opportunity to benefit from the first class facilities available in NUI Galway.

Priority is given to companies spinning out from activity on campus, research and to other external start-up companies with the potential to benefit from close contact with the biosciences’ groups on the NUI Galway campus.

The Business Innovation Centre also accommodates, where possible, entrepreneurial start-ups, industry spin outs and projects from companies external to the campus or from abroad who need access to the expertise and equipment available on campus to develop and function as successful commercial entities.

For those wanting to develop create a med-tech start-up, NUI Galway has dedicated programmes. These include BioExel, Ireland’s first medtech accelerator, and the BioInnovate Programme which is based on an approach used in Stanford University


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