New Frontiers Phase 1 Applications Now Open

Phase 1 Applications Now Open

New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme, delivered by GMIT Innovation Hubs and funded by Enterprise Ireland. It provides €15,000 funding, free office space, expert advice, mentorship, networking opportunities and much, much more. If you have an innovative business idea or are an early start-up, then we want to hear from you!

YOUR GATEWAY FROM CONCEPT TO COMMERCIALISATION

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! 

Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) Welcomes €500,000 for its iHubs

The Presidents of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) institutes welcome the announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, of €8.24 million in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund.

Where GREAT BUSINESS IDEAS take off

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

Programmes
Events
Mentoring & Networking

collaboration opportunities

Engage Academic and Student Talent

Attend Networking Events

Connect with:
Agencies
Investors
Customers

Results to Date

750+

DIRECTLY SUPPORTED JOBS

37

High Growth Start-Ups

€180M

Investment funding raised

7

Company Aquisitions

76%

Still in business after 7 yrs

€2M

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.

Recent News

Exciting Line-Up of Speakers For GMIT Digital West 2021

Leaders in public & private sectors, and academia, will share their “Digital Transformation” stories at this free online event GMIT is delighted to announce an exciting line-up of speakers taking part in this year’s Digital West event which takes place fully...

Client Testimonials

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

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

During our time at the Innovation Hub, Hillwalk Tours transformed from a tiny start-up of just two people to an award-winning organisation employing 16 people. This was no coincidence – the combination of working in an environment with other export-driven, like-minded entrepreneurs and the support and mentoring we received from George and his team have helped to drive us forward to achieve our potential

James Byrne

CEO, Hillwalk Tours

Our Team

George McCourt

George McCourt

Head of Innovation & Enterprise

ihubgalway@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742850

Maria Staunton

Maria Staunton

Mayo iHub Manager & EMPOWER Coordinator

ihubmayo@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043198

Tony O'Kelly

Tony O'Kelly

New Frontiers Manager


ihubgalway@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742858

Sandra Nolan

Sandra Nolan

EMPOWER Programme Manager

ihubmayo@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)94 9043198

Turlough Rafferty

Turlough Rafferty

Galway iHub Manager


ihubgalway@gmit.ie
Tel: +353 (0)91 742850

Learn More

R&D Labs

Co-working Spaces

Virtual Office

Our Locations

GMIT iHub Galway

GMIT iHub Mayo