12 months
23750 EUR/year
7690 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc in TechInnovation course at National University of Ireland, Galway is a one-year full-time entrepreneurship development programme that aims to fill the gap in terms of entrepreneurship/ intrapreneurship /innovation skills identified by small and large companies focused on exploring the commercial potential of solutions to identified industry needs across a wide range of domains.


About TechInnovation course at National University of Ireland, Galway

The aim of this TechInnovation course at National University of Ireland, Galway is to teach people how identify commercial needs, respond to the need in the form of a high level solution, test the viability of that solution, develop a commercial repose and create a company or a new business unit within an existing company, with a particular focus on innovation-driven enterprises that can scale up. We have chosen the successful "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" 24-step process from MIT as the basis for our approach. The course will include working through issues of market analysis, technology viability assessment, competitive positioning, team building, product lifecycle planning, marketing strategy, sales channel analysis, and with a strong emphasis on the entrepreneur/intrapreneur as a salesperson. Business plans will be developed based on the 24 steps, and will include an executive summary, vision and values, market analysis/segmentation and competition, a product and manufacturing plan, a sales plan, a financial plan, and a marketing plan.


This course is suitable for those who have a business idea and wish to explore the full potential through a structured approach. It will help to guide students and increase their skills, to share best practices in entrepreneurship and to accelerate innovation maturation and transfer into business. It will ideally place students to fill the entrepreneurial need in the West of Ireland and equip graduates with the skills required to become integral members of innovation driven enterprises. Programme participants will have the benefit of an experienced team who will help them to meet their goals in terms of entrepreneurial and innovation skills acquisition.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • innovation/needs finding
  • Primary market research and data triangulation
  • Problem areas and existing solutions
  • Area analysis and stakeholders
  • Weighing factors and filtering needs
  • Needs presentation by individual students and associated poster
  • Team formation on selected need
  • Needs brainstorming and introduction to product design
  • Organising and selecting concepts
  • Go-to-market basics
  • Legal affairs basics
  • Business models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally hold a qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent). It is expected that successful applicants will come from a variety of academic disciplines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23750 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7690 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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