It's all about impact. 

The Innovation Office accelerates the impact of our university's research and innovation by engaging with researchers, enterprises, government and society.  We enable engagement, collaborationknowledge transfer and research commercialisation and support the region's start-up and innovation ecosystem.

 

Catalysing Impact

Key activities on which the team focus include:

  • Driving and supporting pathways that create positive impacts from NUI Galway’s research outputs, expertise and infrastructure.
  • Tracking, identifying, developing and protecting new inventions and research breakthroughs.
  • Encouraging and helping entrepreneurs, including our own spin-out companies, through the provision of bespoke supports in our Business Innovation Centre.
  • Collaborating in the scaling and growing of spin-outs and other early-stage companies including social enterprises.
  • Fostering collaborative research and industry engagements.
  • Leading initiatives and partnerships that grow innovation and economic development in our region and beyond.
  • Developing and deploying the knowledge, training, policies, processes and legal frameworks that support our function.

The Innovation Office is the primary entrepreneurial support and intellectual property commercialisation function within NUI Galway.

Our committed team has a strong sense of purpose and its remit is linked to strong metrics for our university. The graphic below provides a selection of achievements over a three-year window.