IdeasLab: Transforming Ideas Through Discovery

IdeasLab activates and cultivates a community of curious and innovative minds across the University of Galway Campus.  IdeasLab nurtures and supports students to develop skills to explore new possibilities with real world impact.

We offer educational programming and events, enterprise specific activities and funding supports to inspire and develop creative and innovative confidence within our student and enterprise communities.

IdeasLab: In Action

‌Design Thinking Sprints: IdeasLab work with enterprise partners from across the medtech, technology and creative sectors using design thinking to innovate and develop new product and solution ideas.

Internship Programme: Each semester we offer 10 paid internship experiences to develop innovation skills and competences alongside our team and enterprise partners.

Empathy Lab: The Empathy Lab uses a blend of high and low fidelity empathy equipment to enable users to ‘walk in the shoes’ of others.  Technologies available in the lab include simulation suits, virtual reality headsets and online tools and frameworks.

Coaching and Mentoring: IdeasLab offer group and individual mentoring and coaching support in design thinking, entrepreneurship and starting up a business.

Start100 Summer Accelerator: Start100 is an accelerator programme designed to support student entrepreneurs to validate and de-risk their business idea within 100 days.  This is a paid summer accelerator with up to €4,000 available to projects.

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