University of Galway's Innovation Office accelerates research impact, empowers start-ups and engages for innovation.

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Accelerating research impact

Accelerating research impact

Our knowledge transfer and commercial pathway experts work closely with our research community of staff and postgraduate research students. We want to maximise the impact of the university's research portfolio, taking ideas, technologies, know-how and discoveries out into the wider world. To do this we provide extensive training and mentorship, legal and commercial expertise, and supports for industry partnerships and engagement with many other stakeholders.

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Empowering start-ups

Empowering start-ups

Our dedicated team mentors and guide early-stage ventures through every phase, from ideation and business development - to fundraising and scaling. We leverage our innovation network and our university’s extensive research capabilities to equip start-ups with the resources and connections they need to thrive. We also offer incubation facilities on campus, hosting over 30 companies at a time in our Innovation Centre.

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Engaging for innovation

Engaging for innovation

Our team believes the knowledge and innovations generated by our research should positively impact society and the economy. To make this happen, we engage with a wide innovation network of industry partners, industry representative bodies, tech scouts, investors, social enterprises, non-profits and many more. We also work closely with regional and national government agencies to advance innovation, while connecting throughout Europe and beyond with partners and funders.

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Co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Northern and Western Regional Programme 2021-27