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BioInnovate was founded in 2011 by a network of thought leaders from across Ireland, Europe and the US. The program leverages a proven Stanford BioDesign framework to develop a talented, motivated, multidisciplinary pool of innovators to shape the future of healthcare globally. Supported by Enterprise Ireland, it has grown significantly since its inception. Over the years, BioInnovate alumni have amassed significant Seed and Series A funding, developed a variety of successful spin out high potential start-ups. Alumni have also become industry leaders within their respective fields utilising the BioInnovate process as a medium for healthcare innovation advancement.

BioInnovate, to date, has helped to create 22 new companies successfully raising over €25million in funding to date, has 81 fellowship alumni across the healthcare sector and is on course to help improve millions of people’s lives worldwide.

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BioInnovate Ireland Block E
University of Galway,
H91 TK33, Ireland +353 (0)91 492 646

Situated on the prestigious campus of University of Galway within the medieval city of Galway, European Capital of Culture in 2020, with equal easy access to the wilderness of Connemara in the west and the European mainland in the east, BioInnovate boasts a superb location.

Our affiliation with Stanford BioDesign has helped us to become one of the world’s leading innovation hubs with an immense debt of gratitude owed to Enterprise Ireland for both their financial and professional support in helping BioInnovate grow.