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"To be an International Leader in the Commercialisation of Research and other Knowledge-Intensive Activity for the benefit of NUI Galway, the Economy and Society". Its main overarching goal is to support the commercialisation of all university intellectual property in a manner that ensures maximum benefit to Ireland’s society and economy.


Ignite TTO is the partner of choice in knowledge transfer for economic development; pioneering the path to commercialisation for new technologies. Bringing together specialists in knowledge transfer and business development, we partner with investigators and enterprise to translate innovations into practice. We are committed to a creative, solutions-oriented approach to licensing, ventures and research that deliver opportunities to create value.

This vision statement is in line with the overall NUI Galway strategy for TT and Innovation. The NUI Galway Strategy details an increased emphasis on TT and Innovation. NUI Galway’s vision statement positions NUI Galway as "a powerful instrument for social, cultural and economic transformation…….which underpins the knowledge and innovation economy". The development of a structure "capable of the commercial exploitation of research findings" will play a key part in further establishing the role of the Ignite TTO as central to NUI Galway's priorities. One of the goals and targets of the NUI Galway strategic plan is to “continue to integrate and refine technology transfer services in line with the needs of researchers and the various funding agencies".

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