GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN GMIT

GMIT’s integrated approach to Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) is delivered through its Research Centres and Innovation Hubs. We apply our knowledge in Intellectual Property and business incubation, to link companies and Institutional expertise, and work with national and international partners. GMIT Innovation Hubs GMIT has two business innovation centres, in Galway and in Mayo. The iHubs offer incubation space and a range of business development supports to assist regional start-up companies and entrepreneurs in the Software, Digital Tech, and Connected Health sectors. GMIT’s iHubs provide entrepreneurs with a supportive entrepreneurial environment as they progress their idea from concept to commercial success.

In 2020, GMIT will open an extension doubling the size of Galway iHub to • 2,400 m 2 , providing eight dedicated MedTech R&D Units

• 43 Incubation Units • Co-Working Space

• An Events Space and Meeting Rooms • Social Hubs and Networking Areas

A dedicated Entrepreneurship Hub will help GMIT researchers, staff, students and Industry to work collaboratively on the creation and development of innovative ideas in support of an Open Innovation Strategy. To date, the GMIT Innovation Hubs have enabled great achievements: • Over 700 new jobs have been supported • €170 million in Investment Funding has been raised by iHub client companies • 76% of iHub client companies remain in business after seven years For more information contact: Research and Innovation Tel: +353 91 742754 | +353 91 742759 | Email: researchoffice@gmit.ie

Supports include: • Office Space • Structured Entrepreneur Development Programmes • Enterprise Ireland's New Frontiers Programme www.gmit.ie/new-frontiers , and • The EMPOWER Programme for Female Entrepreneurship www.empowerher.ie

• Mentoring and Networking • Introductions to Investors • Access to Research, and to Students

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