NUI Galway Students' Union Enterprise Awards

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Left to right: Emmet Connolly, 2011/12 NUI Galway Students’ Union President; Bobby Kerr, Insomnia Coffee/Dragons Den; Niall O’Connor, 2012 NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Award winner; and Dr Jim Browne, NUI Galway President.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards, a competition to encourage enterprise and innovation among students, has been launched at NUI Galway. Now in its third year, the initiative invites students across campus to put forward proposals for a project or business, with a prize of €10,000 investment capital for the overall winner and two runners up prizes of €5,000 each.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards aim to unlock the potential of NUI Galway students by providing financial support and expertise for students who wish to start a project in the areas of business and social entrepreneurship.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards are generously supported by NUI Galway Students’ Union Commercial Services Ltd., NUI Galway and the NUI Galway Technology Transfer Office.

Paul Curley, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union, said: “The Enterprise Awards are a showcase for the best and brightest student minds on campus and reflect the dynamic, innovative and creative graduates we all wish to see emerging from NUI Galway, now and in the years ahead.”

Last year’s winner Niall O’Connor of SonorPlex said: “Participating in the NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise awards really helped me to develop a concept into a real-world proposition. The profile generated - even by taking part, not to mention winning was extremely valuable. The prize money is now helping me to take the project to the next level.” 

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 30th November. More information is available at 


Keywords: Press.

Author: Marketing and Communications Office, NUI Galway
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