As an institution of enterprise, research and learning, we foster strategic global engagement through partnerships, research networks, and other collaborative activities between NUI Galway and partners around the world. 

NUI Galway has a world class reputation for research excellence, the University is committed to instigating and nurturing business and research partnerships through the wide range of services and facilities. We recognise academic excellence whilst also operating in a business capacity to continuously develop the services it offers to students, staff, business and the local community.


Engaging with industry

We believe the knowledge and innovations generated by our research should positively impact on society and the economy.  Experts within our Innovation Office team are at the interface between external partners and our research community to support engagement.  The team works with companies of all sizes, non-profits,  government agencies, tech scouts, investors and many others to help to achieve this. 

So whether you are an entrepreneur, a start-up, an SME or a large corporation or a sustainable enterprise – our team are here to support new partnerships and collaborations. 

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Supporting regional development

University of Galway is at the heart of a distinctive and vibrant region. Through our involvement in the West Regional Enterprise Plan – leading two actions and partnering on 17 others – we are committed to advancing regional development, enterprise and entrepreneurship across the West of Ireland. We play a unique role in and for our region because of the scale of our research investment and activity, the number of spinouts and industry collaborations, and our distinguished legacy of developing generations of skilled graduates in the West.

Read more about it here: Advancing our region together.  Léigh níos mó faoi anseo: Ár réigiúin a chur chun cinn le chéile.

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Business Innovation Centre

Galway University's Business Innovation Centre is at the heart of our university's innovation ecosystem.  It helps to develop, scale and grow the start-up community on campus and in our region.

The Business Innovation Centre is home to numerous companies which have spun out of our research activity and many more start-ups which have spun in to collaborate and engage with our research community.

With three locations across campus, we provide extensive laboratories, wet-labs, dedicated offices, co-working spaces and research infrastructure. Through a programme of supports designed for ambitious start-ups, the Innovation Office team members offer mentoring, business development guidance, commercial and IP guidance - as well as access to research expertise and collaboration.

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Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre plays a significant role in supporting employers interested in recruiting NUI Galway students for graduate jobs, placements and internships. We aim to create mutually beneficial links with employers both national and international. As the primary point of contact for employers at NUI Galway we offer an excellent range of profile raising events and services tailored to employers graduate recruitment and placement needs, including jobs fairs, vacancy advertising, class/discipline specific presentations and on campus interview facilities. If you are an SME seeking one graduate, a large multinational seeking 100's of graduates or anything in between - you are important to us and we can help!

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Supply to NUI Galway

University of Galway is committed to achieving the best value for money when buying goods and services.  This is done in a number of ways including seeking quotations, competitive tendering, collaborating with other Public Sector Organisations, and adopting suitable Government contracts where available.

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Work with Us

If you are looking for a dynamic and rewarding career, talk to us about the many ways you can contribute to the exciting learning, teaching and research that takes place on campus. If you represent an employer who would be interested in providing work placement opportunities or would like to advertise job vacancies please click here.