Established in 1845, NUI Galway is a bilingual university comprised of four colleges, 19 schools and five research institutes. We are over 20,000 students and 2,200 staff from across the globe, and we share research collaborations with 3,267 international institutions in 114 countries. We are The Sunday Times University of the Year 2022 and ranked the most sustainable university in Ireland according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.Our Innovation Office catalyses and accelerates the impact of our research and innovation with a strong track record of collaborating with industry, business and society. We do this by engaging with external stakeholders, working closely with our research community, and supporting new ventures. In the past two years, nine spin-out companies have been established from the university, driving innovation and employment in our region and beyond.Through our distinctive, industry-informed teaching programmes, like BioInnovate, TechInnovate and AgInnovate, we are helping to develop the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, giving them a platform to develop new technologies, launch new businesses and create dynamic careers.Our university has teaching and research centres across the West and North-West of Ireland from Co. Clare to Co. Donegal. Ours is a distinctive region and we serve it with pride. We actively contribute towards building our region’s reputation as an internationally recognised centre of excellence for medtech, data science, culture and creativity, climate and oceans, public policy, and innovation.In 2022, with our partners Ulster University, we launched the Atlantic Innovation Corridor research project in collaboration with other higher education institutes across our region. This cross-border project will grow expertise, develop training and shape policy on important themes such as rural entrepreneurial ecosystems, business scaling, female entrepreneurship, digitalisation, freight connectivity and mental health.For more information visit www.nuigalway.ie.