Start-ups sought for NUIG’s Business Innovation Centre

18 May 2010

NUI Galway is looking for new companies to join its Business Innovation Centre on campus. The centre offers office and research facilities and is ideally suited for start-up and early stage technology and creative businesses.

Also on offer is access to creative facilities, equipment and know-how across the university, with additional support available from NUI Galway’s IgniteTechnology Transfer Office.

NUI Galway formed seven spin-out companies in 2009, signing 17 licence agreements and filing 48 patent applications. 

Supporting new business

“The aim of the incubation centre is to create an environment which promotes entrepreneurship and new business growth. It also offers suitable incubation space and support services for new knowledge-intensive companies in sectors such as biotechnology, biomedical, ICT and engineering,” said Dr Neil Ferguson from NUI Galway’s Technology Transfer Office.

“Companies currently based at NUI Galway have gone from strength to strength, despite the difficult economic climate,” he added.

Some of the companies currently based at NUI Galway include network monitoring solutions company Netfort Technologies, medical device company Zuresa, learning solutions company Learn Skills, 3D content company RealSim, online accounting solutions provider, and software company DSX Ltd.

According to Shane Hayes from DSX Ltd, which has been based at NUI Galway since its inception in 2006: “NUI Galway Business Innovation Centre is a great place to do business, because of the workspace suitability for start-ups, the technical infrastructure, the atmosphere of innovation and co-operation as well as having research and industry located together.”

The Business Innovation Centre can house 24 companies and also offers hot-desking and a bio lab facility.

For more information on NUI Galway’s Business Innovation Centre, go to the website.

Photo: The NUI Galway IgniteTechnology Transfer Office building

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