Our annual event is an opportunity for the research community at NUI Galway to come together to network and discuss future directions in research and innovation.  This year the theme will be Research Impact, and the morning's symposium will culminate with the presentation of the President's Awards for Research Excellence. 


Research and Innovation Symposium 2018

The 2018 event took place on 19 September, with NUI Galway President, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh and Galway Vice-President for  Research, Professor Lokesh Joshi opening the day.

keynote talk on 'Open Research' was delivered by Dr Lidia Borrell-Damian, Director of Research at the Europ2018ean University Association (EUA). This was followed by a panel discussion with NUI Galway's Professor Dan Carey, Moore Institute; John Cox, James Hardiman Library; Dr Elaine Toomey, Health Behaviour Change Research Group; and Professor Mathieu D’Aquin, Insight Centre for Data Analytics.

Later in the Symposium, 'Innovation and Collaboration' was the topic of a talk by Dr Thomas Jørgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator, at the EUA. Joining the panel discussion that followed were NUI Galway's Fiona Neary, Innovation Office; Dr Majella Giblin, School of Business and Economics;  Dr Kate Reddington, School of Microbiology and BioProbe; and from Fidelity Investments, Ireland - Fintan O’Malley.

The event also saw the awarding of the President's Awards for Research Excellence and the Ryan Award for Innovation.

Research & innovation symposium and Presidents award by ruth hynes