Course Overview

NOTE: not on offer for entry 2023.

TechInnovate is a unique team-based technology innovation fellowship at NUI Galway, where teams identify real needs in a certain domain and invent/implement solutions. The programme is a 10-month full-time stipend-supported fellowship. This fellowship has been established to inspire and create the next generation of techpreneurs (entrepreneurial technologists), forming new companies and strengthening existing ones. High-calibre Fellows are recruited to form 2–3 person interdisciplinary teams and participate in an intensive 10-month programme that goes from concept to product.

“This unique programme in TechInnovation is an important and novel interdisciplinary fellowship designed to create a new type entrepreneurial technologist for Ireland. I believe that this team-based programme will equip Fellows strongly with the requisite skills in technology, business and innovation to enable them to succeed in the ‘smart economy’ and harness technology of the future. Whether as startup entrepreneurs or within medium and large technology-focused companies, I believe that TechInnovate alumni will become key drivers of the digital economy.”—Dr. James Browne, President, NUI Galway

Programmes Available

Postgraduate Diploma


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Candidates in the areas of engineering, information technology, design, law, and business  must have completed an undergraduate degree in their area and should hold a postgraduate qualification or have equivalent professional experience

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

  • Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities
  • Security

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Contact Us

Dr John Breslin
T: + 353 91 492 622


  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2023

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2023 PDF (20.6MB)