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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Ecosystem and Impact
Our ecosystem and impact
Our university is at the heart of a distinctive city and region, renowned for its culture, creativity, technology and innovation.
Our city is home to exciting start-ups, scaling organisations, SMEs and large international corporates. Galway is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for medtech, data science, culture and creativity, climate and oceans, public policy, and innovation.
We believe the knowledge and innovations generated by research at NUI Galway should positively impact on society and the economy. The Innovation Office plays a critical role in supporting this impact through its work with researchers, students, industry partners, entrepreuners and governement agencies.
So that the knowledge and innovations generated at NUI Galway can positively impact on society and the economy we...
- Share our research expertise and facilities.
- Collaborate on joint research projects.
- License our technologies to businesses around the world.
- Spin-out new companies to bring innovations to market and create employment .
- Support and incubate high-potential start-ups.
- Encourage an entreprenerial mindset among our students and staff.
- Leverage funding from national, EU and international bodies.
new inventions identified over the last five years
research collaborations with industry over the last five years
spin-out companies created over the last four years
Our start-up supports
The Innovation Office plays a significant role in Galway's start-up ecosystem. The team encourages and helps develops companies emerging from our university's research outputs and innovation programmes (BioInnovate Ireland, BioExel, Health Innovation Hub and TechInnovate). 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.
Our spin-outsThis focus on impact and our strong culture of entrepreneurship has led to multiple spin-outs from our university. These include companies such as:
AnalyzeIQ, Aquila Bioscience, AtriAN Medical, Aurigen Medical, Bioprobe Diagnostics, Derilinx, Kite Medical, Loci Therapeutics, Neurent Medical, NVP Energy, OneProjects, Onk Therapeutics, Orbsen Therapeutics, Peracton, Qpercom, Sedicii Innovations, Signum Surgical, Venari Medical, Vetex Medical. WestWay Health
Ignite West Consortium
In order to aid the wider region in terms of Knowledge Transfer, Ignite West formed in 2013.
It is a partnership led by NUI Galway, in conjunction with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, and Institute of Technology Sligo, to work collaboratively under the Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) TTSI programme to deliver a Knowledge Transfer service for the western region. Learn more about KTI in the video opposite. Visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/innovation/ignite-west-consortium for further details about the consortium.