EXPLORE is all about bringing great ideas to life. Hundreds of projects have been funded on campus, encouraging students to run with their ideas and to collaborate with staff.

Our next deadline for project applications is 11 November.

EXPLORE is where NUI Galway students and staff find support for innovative ideas. Over 100 projects have been supported by EXPLORE.

Staff and students across campus are invited to apply for collaborative projects. There is up to €900 in funding, along with a support structure brought to you by the Innovation Office, to enable innovative ideas to get off the ground.

We are also run the annual EXPLORE STUDENT INNOVATION AWARDS with a prize of €2,000 per college.

So if you have an idea ...get in touch! Email explore@nuigalway.ie or follow us on twitter at ‎@EXPLOREnuig

EXPLORE has supported some amazing project ideas since its inception in 2012.  Many projects have gone on to win awards and are now nationally successful in their own right. 
is a hugely successful science education and outreach programme now funded nationally by Science Foundation Ireland,  reaching over 6,000 school children.  

ReelLIFE SCIENCE – is a science video competition now in over 250 schools around Ireland.

Click here to view our current projects.


  • Collaborate With Us

    Collaborate With Us PDF (14 KB)

  • Research & Innovation

    Research & Innovation PDF (48 KB)

  • Medtech

    Medtech PDF (277 KB)