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NUI Galway

NUI Galway firmly holds a position as one of the leading research-intensive universities in Europe. NUI Galway’s state of the art facilities on campus attract internationally admired researchers. The Campus Innovation Centre plays a strategic role in the development of start-up companies. The aim of the Campus Innovation Centre is to create an environment which encompasses both business growth and innovation, enhancing the development of entrepreneurship.

The Incubation Centre provides:

  • Facilities & Services;
  • 24 incubation units ranging in size from 300 – 750sq ft.;
  • 6 Bio-Incubator laboratories or ‘wet-lab’ space along with a core lab, serviced office facilities including broadband, line rental, conference facilities, meeting rooms and coffee dock;
  • Third level expertise from centres of excellence;
  • Access to research resources such as laboratories, testing, specialised equipment, expertise, IP & commercialisation;
  • Very competitive rates;
  • Funding supports for R&D Collaborative Projects;
  • Hot Desk facility for short term rental;
  • Business development supports in place to assist in the formation and growth of the company.


The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology opened two Innovation in Business Centres (IiBC) in late 2005 and mid 2006. These Innovation Centres support and facilitate the emergence of new market-led and knowledge-based companies in the region and forge strategic links between the college and the world of industry and commerce. The IiBCs at GMIT Galway offer incubation facilities and a supportive environment to potential entrepreneurs to assist them in taking their ideas from concept to full commercialisation.

Link to the innovation centre: http://www.gmit.ie/iibc/index.html