Ignite Technology Transfer Office

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  • Business Innovation Centre

    Learn more about the support services we provide to companies in our state-of-the-art Business Innovation Centre and find out how to apply.

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  • Available Technologies

    Opportunities available from NUI Galway.

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  • R&D Collaborative Opportunities

    Building relationships, partnerships and trust between industry and academia can lead to commercial successes.

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  • Investment

    Showcasing NUI Galway new technologies to interested third parties.

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  • Link to Centres of Excellence

    Connect with the Research Centres of Excellence where the inventions of tomorrow are already taking place.

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  • Coaching & Mentoring

    Ignite TTO offer coaching & mentoring on all aspects of commercialisation.

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  • Entrepreneur
    in Residence (EIR)

    Business consulting, networking, mentoring and coaching from an experienced and successful entrepreneur.

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  • Research

    Funded Research programmes supported by national and international funding agencies.

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R&D Collaborative opportunities

Building relationships, partnerships and trust between industry and academia is of utmost importance to NUI Galway TTO and one which can be of mutual benefit to both parties especially when it can lead to commercial successes. Examples of this outreach activity can be seen in the TTO involvement in the Licencing opportunities to 3rd parties, Innovation Partnership Programme, Innovation Voucher programme, IRC Enterprise programme etc.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities and engaging with NUI Galway as a collaborative partner please contact the Ignite TTO and we will be happy to assist you.

Investment Forums

The TTO regularly showcase NUI Galway new technologies to interested third parties. The aim here is twofold, pitching protected technologies to gain serious business feedback and expertise from business partners or investment opportunities depending on the entrepreneurs/investor invited to the showcase.

The TTO are continuously looking to partner with industry to build on their network of business partners and experts in all sectors. If you are interested in partaking in one of our showcases please contact the TTO.

Link to Research Centers of Excellence NUI Galway

Whatever your business need, technology query, collaborative potential or commercialisation opportunity, the Ignite TTO team offers an innovative and supportive environment to assist and guide you to internal centres of excellence where the inventions of tomorrow are already taking place.

Various types of projects are supported as NUI Galway is strongly committed to sustaining local business development as much as possible as seen by our outputs over the last few years.

Please click here to view a list of the centres of excellence in NUI Galway or contact the Ignite TTO with your query.

Coaching & Mentoring

IGNITE Eco-System

Ignite Technology Transfer Office at NUI Galway are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our commercialisation mentoring and training workshops. These workshops are designed to help researchers, individuals and innovative enterprises access specialist advice to prepare their technology to be ready for, and attract investment. The sessions are most suited to those wishing to commercialise, and believe that their technology has commercial potential. If you are unsure of the next steps, we will guide you through the process. Click here to find out more.

Start up Information Pack

Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

The EIR is a previously successful entrepreneur with a wealth of knowledge & experience who provides business consulting, networking, mentoring and coaching to clients and students. NUI Galway have EIRs who support the university in activities such as:

  • The evaluation and validation of potential investments
  • Validation of business plans or propositions
  • Creating awareness of entrepreneurship through our masters and PhD programmes
  • Mentoring support where appropriate

The TTO aimis to broaden this programme and allow for more EIRs to become part of the team. If you are interested in partaking in our EIR programme please contact the TTO.

Research Grants

The Research Office has responsibility for the development and promotion of the University's research effort, with the ultimate objective of increasing the overall research performance of NUI Galway in the domain of research. The Ignite TTO works alongside the research functions in NUI Galway to ensure that industry and academics avail of the research grant most suitable to their needs and give the best commercial / business outcome. See grant opportunities.

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Start Up Info Pack

Why not download our Start-Up Information pack.

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