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GMIT Innovation Hubs in the News!

Mayo Ideas Week

Mayo Ideas Week is just a little over a week away with something for everyone. GMIT iHubs with EMPOWER are hosting five FREE events this year ranging from Innovation Clinics, Sales and Marketing workshops and the flagship event; EMPOWER Explore Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Get the full list of events and book tickets HERE


KyzenTree Technologies are Hiring

GMIT iHubs client company, KyzenTree Technologies are hiring a Senior Software Engineer.  Are you an experienced software engineer looking for an exciting new opportunity in Galway? Do you enjoy working in a team and problem solving? Is learning new programming methodologies of interest to you? If so, this is the career path. To apply and for further information on this exciting job role CLICK HERE


Minister Heather Humphreys Turns the Sod on GMIT iHub Extension

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, turned the first sod on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus. READ THE FULL STORY

€15,000 Funding for Start-ups - Apply by March 16th!

Our fourth publication in the Galway Advertiser highlights all business start-ups that were supported by GMIT New Frontiers and a photo of New Frontiers business owners who attended the 'Investor Day for High Potential Start-ups Event', held recently at Croke Park.  READ MORE


2018 New Frontiers - Public Information Sessions

Check out our third publication in the Galway Advertiser highlighting the Public Information Sessions on the 2018 New Frontiers Programme.  Two companies from the 2017 Programme, DeadDock and The Scrum Doctor, also feature HERE


Managing Risk for Business Start-Ups

Welcome to our second publication in the Galway Advertiser by George McCourt, Head of Innovation & Enterprise at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. George details the possible risks and failures of start-up companies and how to overcome these challenges by participating in a dedicated start-up support programme such as New Frontiers.  To read full news article CLICK HERE


€15,000 available for new businesses!

Test-drive your new business idea with 2018 New Frontiers. Check out our news article in the GALWAY ADVERTISER about this exciting programme.  


Doubling up - GMIT''s Major Boost for Galway Start-ups

Great news article in The Galway Advertiser today about the GMIT iHubs building extension that is due to commence later this year. Enterprise Ireland will fund €3m towards the final cost of the extension of circa €3.7m. The GMIT Design Team plan to double the size of the iHubs and to complete the extension by the end of 2019.  Get all the news HERE


Student Enterprise Awards are now open for all Third Level Students.

To apply and for further information CLICK HERE


Is your Work Life Balance Out of Sync?

Come along to a free lunch time talk in Galway iHub on Thursday 16th November at 12.30pm by Catherine Brennan, Business Consultant and Efficiency Specialist at Intelligent Business Consulting Ltd.  She will discuss the following subject: 10 Top Tips to Manage Time Better and Increase Productivity Leading for a Better Work Life Balance.  BOOK HERE


Export Summit 2017

The Export Summit 2017 is coming to Galway - A fantastic opportunity for GMIT iHubs client companies to mingle with experts on International/Export markets. The event will take place on November 9th in the Clayton Hotel Galway.  FULL DETAILS & BOOKING


EMPOWER Programme 2017

Less than a week to the launch of EMPOWER 2017 a new Entrepreneur Programme targeted at females from Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. This programme plans to 1) address and overcome specific challenges that hinder females from setting up their own business and 2) it will help to fast track already established female-led businesses.  For more information on this exciting programme CLICK HERE


Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur - It Could be You!

Young Entrepreneurs Awards are up and running again. If you are aged between 18 and 35 with a business idea or you have already started a business, find out how you can win at The closing date for applications is Friday, 29th of September 2017.  To apply and for further information CLICK HERE


2017 New Frontiers Programme - Public Information Sessions

The public information sessions for the 2017 New Frontiers Programme are starting soon.  For further information CLICK HERE


New Frontiers - Test Drive Your Business Idea!

GMIT Phase 1 applications now open until March 16.  Do you have an idea?  Would you like to explore it further?  To apply and for further information on the GMIT New Frontiers Programme check out our news article in the Galway Advertiser.  CLICK HERE


Galway Couple Aim to Make Rugby Safer

Congrats to Marc & Sandra Ganly, founders of N-Pro Sports, who have developed the first scientifically proven rugby head guard to provide impact protection.  Marc was a participant on the 2013 New Frontiers Programme.  To read full article CLICK HERE


VT Networks:  Finding a Business through the Internet of Things

Will Ferguson and Mark Bannon, who co-founded the company in 2014, were participants on the GMIT 2015 New Frontiers Programme. Their company now employs five people. Congratulations & wishing you continued prosperity for the future.  To see full article CLICK HERE


Instillo wins 'Best Overall IoT Project' in the Ireland Watson Internet of Things (IoT)

Congratulations to iHub Galway client, Shankar Ganesh Jayagopi, CEO of Instillo Ltd., whose innovative solution 'Uber for Oil' won 'Best Overall IoT Project' in the Ireland Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Hackathon by addressing heating oil deliveries problems for both customers and suppliers.  READ MORE


RTE takes a 20% Stake in VT Networks

RTE has taken a near 20% stake in VT Networks, which is developing a network to power the internet of things revolution in Ireland. VT Networks, founded by Mark Bannon and Will Ferguson, were participants on the GMIT 2015 New Frontiers Programme. They raised €1.2m in January from investors including Dara O’Mahony (Dome Telecom), Noel Kelly (Kentz Co-Founder), Mark Ryan (former Accenture Careers in Ireland boss) and Patrick Joyce (Suretank Ltd). Pictured (L-R) Will Ferguson, George McCourt (GMIT iHubs), Mark Bannon and Barry Egan (Enterprise Ireland). READ MORE


Galway Start-up Blue Medical Bags €600,000 Funding

Bluedrop Medical, a recent client company of GMIT iHub Galway, has successfully fundraised €600,000 to develop and commercialise a device which will greatly benefit diabetics.  To read full article CLICK HERE


Making its London Debut - Spotrack at Donmar King's Cross

Spotrack is the key lighting design company for the acclaimed 'Shakespeare Trilogy', produced by the renowned Donmar Warehouse at a new temporary theatre in King's Cross, London. Liam Feeney, CEO of the company, was a participant on the 2013 GMIT New Frontiers Programme. Congratulations to all involved!  See FULL ARTICLE


Working in the Cloud

Read the second of an exciting series of The Mayo News articles featuring successful companies in iHub Mayo. It is 10 years since the iHub opened it's doors to support business start-ups. CloudStrong features this month. To read full article CLICK HERE


Westport Software Company Trucking into the Future

Read the first of an exciting series of The Mayo News articles featuring successful companies in iHub Mayo. Sorcha O’Grady and Jens Hellberg are the people behind TruckScience, a company creating simplified software for the transport industry worldwide.Based in Cedar Park, in Westport, the company had its origins out of a home office in Tonranny in 2011, when it was just the brainchild of the married duo.  With Jens’ background in trucks in his native South Africa and his and Sorcha’s expertise in software development, the couple created ‘TruckScience’.
With 18 million trucks sold worldwide per year, industry professionals are always looking for cost savings and so TruckScience was created. SEE FULL ARTICLE HERE


The Galway Man using Gaming Tech to Liven Up Business Data

Interesting article in The Sunday Independent on our iHub Galway client company, 'Tr3Dent'. Founder & CEO, Kevin McCaffrey, talks about how he has found a way for businesses to bring complex data to life visually, so that the message can be more easily understood. READ MORE


GameGolf Live Wins Golf Digest Editor's Choice Award for Best Game Analysers 2016

We are delighted to announce that iHubs Galway client company Active Mind Technology wins a 'Golf Digest Editor's Choice Award' for Best Game Analysers 2016, for its highly successful product 'Game Golf Live' . Wonderful news! To read full article CLICK HERE


GMIT Launches Student Enterprise Awards 2016

GMIT students at all campuses are in with a chance to win substantial cash prizes and supports for their start-up ideas and businesses in the GMIT Student Enterprise Awards 2016, details of which were launched this week. Now in its eighth year, the competition is open to students of all disciplines in the Institute’s five campuses across Galway and Mayo. 
To read full article CLICK HERE


GMIT Innovation Hub Creating Jobs and Supporting Entrepreneurs

Over one hundred and sixty jobs have been created in Mayo since the GMIT Innovation Hub (iHub) in Castlebar opened its doors nine years ago (2006). Twenty million in external funding has been secured by client companies of the Centre and 16 companies have transitioned to the wider Mayo area.  To read full article CLICK HERE


GMIT iHub Galway Client Company 'Tr3Dent' features as Business Showcase in  'Irish Tech News' - Ireland's No. 1 Tech Website

At the beginning of 2014, Irish Tech News launched their Business Showcase section which features local businesses and start ups, helping them gain exposure and introducing them to new customers.  Feedback has been excellent and there have been some great success stories from companies since they’ve been featured. To read about Tr3Dent CLICK HERE (6th company on page).


GMIT New Frontiers 2015 participant 'VT Networks' and SIGFOX Bring SIGFOX Internet of Things Network to Ireland

SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and VT Networks today announced they will roll out the SIGFOX network across Ireland, allowing nationwide low-power and cost-effective connectivity for the first time in the country.  Great news for Ireland & a fantastic achievement for VT Networks - a start-up participant on the GMIT New Frontiers Programme 2015!  SEE FULL ARTICLE HERE


GMIT iHubs Client Company 'Rockfield Medical' features in Sunday Business Post 'Healthcare on the Move in Galway Region'

Excellent article featuring GMIT iHub client Tomás Thompson, CEO of Rockfield Medical.  Tomás, who was also a participant on the GMIT New Frontiers Programme 2014, talks about the company's ‘plug and play’ technology that has made life easier for people who need to be mobile while still receiving medical treatment.  Congratulations Tomás and to all involved in this wonderful success story!  To read full article CLICK HERE


GMIT iHubs Client Aonghus O hEocha (GIRT) features in Independent's business article 'Former Corporates Pioneer the New Breed of Start-Ups'

Interesting business article by Jill Godsil (Independent) featuring various entrepreneurs.  Read about Aonghus O hEocha's transition from the corporate world into entrepreneurship.  To read full article CLICK HERE 


GMIT iHubs Client Company, 'Hillwalk Tours' Wins JCI Galway Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne, CEO of Hillwalk Tours is the winner of the 'JCI Galway Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015', held recently in the Galway Bay Hotel and attended by over 120 people.  The awards which began in 1999, are the longest running of its type in Galway.  Congratulations and wishing you all continued success for the future!  To read full article CLICK HERE (bottom of page)


Former GMIT iHubs Client Company 'Neuravi' Releases Breakthough Stroke Treatment Device 'EmboTrap' onto European Market

Galway-based medical-device company Neuravi has started selling its potentially breakthrough stroke treatment device into Europe, after completing a major funding round of €19m which includes a clinical trial aimed at securing US market approval.  Fantastic news and congratulations to all involved!  To see full article CLICK HERE


JCI Mayo Outstanding Young Person Award for Medical Innovation 2015

Congratulations to GMIT Innovation Hub client, Olive (MediStori) who won the Outstanding Young Person Award for Medical Innovation 2015 and is now a finalist in the JCI TOYP National Awards. Fantastic achievement!  To see full article, CLICK HERE

GMIT 2015 Student Innovation Awards

Well done to all the fantastic GMIT students who took part in the recent Student Innovation Awards! Wishing you the very best in your future business ventures!  For more information/photos CLICK HERE


GMIT 2014 New Frontiers Business Awards – Entrepreneurship Event

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 GMIT New Frontiers Business Awards:  Tomás Thompson (Rockfield Medical), Sarah Roarty (N17 Craft Brewery) and Frank Enright (Qpathway).

To see full article, CLICK HERE