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.

Since 2005, the Innovation Hubs (iHubs) at GMIT Galway and Mayo have assisted entrepreneurs to develop and bring their business ideas to the marketplace. Designed to play a strategic role in the development of the West region, the iHubs help drive the enterprise model of market-led and knowledge-based industry development.

A critical goal of the iHubs is the number of successful Start-Up companies that emerge from the Incubation pipeline. These new companies will have survived the early stages of growth and become independent standalone entities which have successfully developed new products or services for global markets.

We provide you, the entrepreneur, with a supportive environment as you progress your idea from concept to commercial success.

What We Offer

Connected Community

Start-Up Expertise

Conference Space

Virtual Office

Dedicated Offices

R&D Labs

Co-working Spaces

Tech Themed Events

Results to Date

750+

DIRECTLY SUPPORTED JOBS

37

High Growth Start-Ups

€170M

Investment funding raised

7

Company Aquisitions

76%

Still in business after 7 yrs

€2M

R&D Conducted with clients

Criteria for entry

Some of the qualities we look for in applications for entry:

  • Knowledge Intensive/Innovative
  • Potential to create Jobs/Export
  • High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Capability
  • Commercialisation of Applied Research

For more information on joining, please get in touch.

The Galway iHub

The Mayo iHub

Ten Year Anniversary Video