Press Releases

Empower Start Commences in CUA Institutes in West and North West

EMPOWER Start, the women’s entrepreneurship programme, commenced full online delivery this month (Nov 2020) through iHubs across the campuses of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) of GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT. Co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of...

Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) Welcomes €500,000 for its iHubs

The Presidents of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) institutes welcome the announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, of €8.24 million in grants for 95 Enterprise Centres around the country under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund....

Making It Work: Japanese accord helps Venari Medical close €4.5m funding

A solid relationship with lead investor Nipro Corporation was key to helping Venari Medical get its recent €4.5 million funding round over the line, according to Stephen Cox, its co-founder. The Galway start-up is developing a minimally invasive treatment of chronic venous disease (CVD). In Nipro...

Remote Working and Wellness is Focus of GMIT Mayo ‘Digital West’ 2020

Now in its third year, GMIT Mayo’s Digital West event will take place on Tuesday 28 January 2020. Organised by academic staff in collaboration with the GMIT Innovation Hub and in partnership with external business support agencies, this year's event will focus on remote working, wellness and...

Group of aspiring entrepreneurs commence New Frontiers course in GMIT

 GMIT New Frontier Phase II Participants 2019 A group of people with innovative start-up ideas have commenced the New Frontiers (Phase II) Entrepreneurship Programme delivered by GMIT at its Innovation Hubs in Galway and Mayo. Tony O’Kelly, GMIT New Frontiers Manager, says: “These start-ups...

‘Cookalicous’ Start Up wins EMPOWER pitch competition

The second cohort of women entrepreneurs on the EMPOWER Start Programme in GMIT iHubs marked their completion of the course by taking part in a final pitch session, Dragons Den style, in the GMIT Galway campus recently (14 January). Fifteen women pitched their business to a panel of judges...

GMIT Mayo ‘Digital West’ to focus on design

Design and digital experts to address event on 29 January in GMIT Mayo Now in its second year, GMIT Mayo’s 'Digital West' event will take place on Tuesday, 29 January. Organised by academic staff in collaboration with the GMIT Innovation Hub located on campus, this year's event will focus on...