Where GREAT BUSINESS IDEAS take off
The iHub at ATU Galway City & Mayo 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 ATU iHubs.
Results to Date
DIRECTLY SUPPORTED JOBS
High Growth Start-Ups
Investment funding raised
Still in business after 7 yrs
R&D Conducted with clients
ATU 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 ATU Galway City and Mayo campuses.
EMPOWER is a female-only programme targeted at females located in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. Applicants can choose from two options, EMPOWER Start or EMPOWER Growth.
EMPOWER Programme Metrics 2022
EMPOWER offers two separate programs, TÚS aimed at people who have a business idea they want to explore and FÁS (GROWTH) for entrepreneurs who are already in business and are looking to grow their business and to develop. EMPOWER has been on the scene since 2017, when...
AuriGen Medical Crowdfunds over €3M in three weeks
AuriGen Medical, an Irish medical devices start-up has raised over €3 million through crowdfunding in just three weeks. The company, which is based at ATU iHub Galway City has developed a heart implant designed to treat both the stroke and arrhythmia risk associated...
ATU iHubs based InVera Medical secures €4.6M in DTIF funding
ATU iHub Galway City client company InVera Medical is one of two medtech projects set to receive Government funding under the fourth round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The funding announced on the 16th December 2022 is the second tranche of...
The iHubs have been a huge help to Tection Sports. The New Frontiers programme run through the iHubs gave us the tools we needed to build the business from the ground up and refine our ideas and products. We are now selling our initial product offering in the marketplace. The recent renovation and extension of the iHubs has been amazing, the architecturally designed high-tech building has bright modern offices with a superb canteen and meeting room facilities along with a great networking environment. We highly recommend the ATU iHubs for any budding entrepreneurs or growing SME’s in the city of the tribes.
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.
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. ATU 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!
The ATU Innovation Hub provides us with access to state-of-the-art offices, meeting rooms, co-working spaces and a wide array of digital audio/video facilities. Being in the iHUB positions our team within ATUs innovation ecosystem allowing us to benefit from a range of business supports and advice from the iHUB team. Most importantly, BlueWise Marine has been able access R&D performers within ATU’s Marine & Freshwater Research Centre who are providing vital scientific expertise to allow us to prove and develop novel service offerings for the Offshore Renewables Energy Industry using the latest autonomous technologies.
Highly recommend our home ATU 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.
The iHubs team have made the transition into our new workspace a seamless and enjoyable experience. There’s a vibrant buzz around the building with numerous start-ups all under one roof. The meeting rooms and breakout spaces are great, bright and colourful and having the medical imaging centre on our doorstep is an incredible resource. It’s an exciting time for us at SymPhysis and we’re really looking forward to the next few years in this energetic collaborative environment.