Starting your own Business


There are a number of supports available both on and off campus for those considering starting their own company.   ‌‌

Innovation Office NUI Galway supports collaborations and exchange between our research community and industry. Also support the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem among our students and staff, and in the region..

LaunchPad is a campus-based entrepreneurship programme at NUI Galway

There are a number of enterpreneurial competitions that are open to students - these could be a useful way to test out your idea, or to get a plan in place. See our Make the Most of University page for links.

Local Enterprise Offices have supports in place e.g., includes resources on setting up a business plan and direct financial assistance.

ISME the Irish SME association have advice and links to supports available. is a site set up by enterpreneurs.

Prospects have pages on setting up your own business in the UK.