New hi-tech building and Imaging Suite will further support entrepreneurship and job creation in the west


We are bigger! Our new extension has doubled the size of the Innovation Hub Galway to about 2,400 m2, providing space for additional MedTech R&D units; incubation units for start-ups in the Software, Digital Tech, Connected Health sectors; new Co-Working spaces; an Events Space; Social Hubs; and, breakout meeting and networking areas. Come and grow with us! 


The iHub at GMIT Galway & Castlebar incubators provide high potential entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups with the business skills, networks, space and supports necessary to navigate the business start-up process from concept to successful commercialisation.

What We Offer

Join Ireland West’s leading Technology Companies at GMIT iHubs.

Access Office Space

Dedicated Offices
Co-working Space
Virtual Office

Business Development Supports

Mentoring & Networking

collaboration opportunities

Engage Academic and Student Talent

Attend Networking Events

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Results to Date




High Growth Start-Ups


Investment funding raised


Company Aquisitions


Still in business after 7 yrs


R&D Conducted with clients

Entrepreneur Programmes

GMIT iHubs hosts two entrepreneurial programmes  New Frontiers and EMPOWER.

New Frontiers is Enterprise Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme for early-stage start-ups. The programme is run over three phases and delivered in GMIT Galway and Mayo campuses.

EMPOWER is a female-only programme targeted at females located in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Applicants can choose from two options, EMPOWER Start or EMPOWER Growth.

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Client Testimonials

The iHubs have been a huge help to Tection Sports. The New Frontiers programme run through the iHubs gave us the tools we needed to build the business from the ground up and refine our ideas and products. We are now selling our initial product offering in the marketplace. The recent renovation and extension of the iHubs has been amazing, the architecturally designed high-tech building has bright modern offices with a superb canteen and meeting room facilities along with a great networking environment. We highly recommend the GMIT iHubs for any budding entrepreneurs or growing SME’s in the city of the tribes.

Seán Hehir

CEO, Tection Sports

HeartPoint Global Ireland Ltd. were drawn to iHubs for its excellent location in the heart of Galway’s thriving medtech scene as well as the opportunities it offers for state of the art office and lab facilities in addition to providing access to expert support and services from MET. The collaborative environment provides excellent networking opportunities with like minded and similarly positioned MedTech companies.

John Burke

Head of R&D, Heartpoint Global

Kyzentree Technologies has benefited hugely from the iHubs. The New Frontiers programme gave us the confidence and the platform on which to establish that the business was viable and the subsequent support was instrumental in securing funding. GMIT has provided us with two interns who have added significant value to our product offering. The location is just off the motorway and avoids the heavy city centre traffic!

Anthony Cahill

CEO, Kyzentree Technologies

The GMIT Innovation Hub provides us with access to state-of-the-art offices, meeting rooms, co-working spaces and a wide array of digital audio/video facilities. Being in the iHUB positions our team within GMITs innovation ecosystem allowing us to benefit from a range of business supports and advice from the iHUB team. Most importantly, BlueWise Marine has been able access R&D performers within GMITs, Marine & Freshwater Research Centre who are providing vital scientific expertise to allow us to prove and develop novel service offerings for the Offshore Renewables Energy Industry using the latest autonomous technologies.

John Breslin

General Manager, BlueWise Marine

Highly recommend our home GMIT Innovation Hubs for any medtech and digital technology company based in Galway looking for state-of-the-art facilities, a strong network of like-minded high-impact startups, and access to cutting-edge research capabilities at MET Technology Gateway.



Stephen Cox

CEO, Venari Medical

The iHubs team have made the transition into our new workspace a seamless and enjoyable experience. There’s a vibrant buzz around the building with numerous start-ups all under one roof. The meeting rooms and breakout spaces are greatbright and colourful and having the medical imaging centre on our doorstep is an incredible resource. It’s an exciting time for us at SymPhysis and we’re really looking forward to the next few years in this energetic collaborative environment. 

Tim Jones

Co-founder, SymPhysis Medical

Our Team

George McCourt

George McCourt

Head of Innovation & Enterprise, GMIT
Tel: +353 (0)91 742850

Maria Staunton

Maria Staunton

GMIT iHub Mayo Manager & EMPOWER Coordinator
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043198

Tony O'Kelly

Tony O'Kelly

GMIT New Frontiers Manager
Tel: +353 (0)91 742858

Sandra Nolan

Sandra Nolan

EMPOWER Programme Manager
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043198

Turlough Rafferty

Turlough Rafferty

GMIT iHub Galway Operations Manager
Tel: +353 (0)91 742850

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R&D Labs

Co-working Spaces

Virtual Office

Our Locations

GMIT iHub Galway

GMIT iHub Mayo