Business & Industry

Offering a wide range of benefits from knowledge provision to incubation space to industry-ready graduates

GMIT works closely with industry to ensure programmes are current and industry-relevant. 

GMIT offers many benefits to business:

  • A range of supports for start-up enterprises
  • Easy access to research
  • Technical solutions to industry issues
  • The provision of work ready graduates
  • Industry-relevant training and education



As an employer, you can connect with our final year students and graduates by attending career events, workshops and seminars.  Jobs can be advertised online to GMIT students/graduates and interviews can be held on campus.

Click here to connect with our talent pool.


INNOVATION HUBS in Galway and Mayo

With the support of Enterprise Ireland, our Innovation Hubs support and facilitate the emergence of new market-led and knowledge-based companies in the region.

Potential entrepreneurs are assisted in bringing ideas from concept to full commercialisation.

Click here for information on GMIT's Innovation Hubs



GMIT collaborates with companies to explore a business opportunity or solve a specific problem. Expert research and consultancy services are provided by the Institute and funded by Enterprise Ireland through its Innovation Voucher Scheme. 

Would your company benefit from having access to research and other skills which you might not otherwise be able to fund and which can lead to improved product quality, reduction in company costs or an insight into innovative new ways of doing business?  If so, contact the Research Office find out more about Innovation Vouchers at GMIT  



GMIT is committed to preparing our graduates for lifelong careers through work integrated learning. By supporting our students to undertake placements, GMIT helps students to develop employability skills and gain professional experience.

As an employer, hosting students for placements enables you to access a potential pool of work-ready graduates, to benefit from enthusiastic and innovative students who bring new technologies, perspectives and ideas to the workplace, and be part of the development of tomorrow’s workforce.

Offer students work placements at your firm - click here.




GMIT delivers tailored workforce training solutions to assist businesses to evolve and meet the rapidly changing needs of the global marketplace.  In the past, GMIT has provided workplace training to a number of high profile companies in Galway and Mayo.


  • Springboard

GMIT helps people who have lost their jobs, or were previously self-employed, and who need to upskill or re-skill to gain sustainable employment again.  Through this Springboard initiative, GMIT offers free, part-time courses leading to qualifications that are in demand among employers.

Read more about Springboard Courses


Further Information: 

Contact Details

Manager, Innovation Hub Galway
George McCourt
Tel: +353 (0)91 742822
Email: George McCourt

Manager, Innovation Hub Castlebar
Maria Staunton
Tel: +353 (0)94 90 43198
Email: Maria Staunton

Research Office
Maura Gilligan
Tel: +353 91 742761
Email: Maura Gilligan

Careers Officer
Bridie Killoran
Tel: +353 91 742778
Email: Bridie Killoran

Springboard Queries
Peter Butler
Tel: +353 91 742328
Email: Peter Butler