Business support


On-site business development support for start-ups is provided by WestBIC, the Business and Innovation Centre for the West/North West Region of Ireland.

WestBIC is a Specialist Provider in the government’s portfolio of supports to Irish Industry. It is primarily concerned with stimulating the creation and expansion of Higher Potential enterprises in the region. WestBIC is supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through the National Development Plan.

Aims & objectives

WestBIC supports an extensive range of highly innovative start-ups with the objective of bringing new ideas, jobs and wealth to our region by providing the following supports.

Linking entrepreneurs with seed capital opportunities

The management of Incubation Space for knowledge intensive enterprises

Provision of mentoring to early stage enterprises

Assisting the internationalisation of companies via our international networks

The provision of business planning support to Innovative Start-Ups

The provision of assistance to Intermediaries involved in enterprise creation and development

WestBIC’s assistance to enterprises is based on sound business planning, access to effective private sector networks, and the provision of timely inputs in areas such as product development, marketing information, counselling, seed capital and brokering. Our multi-skilled team and talent pool of experts provide assistance for developing businesses to reach targeted growth objectives. Our extensive client base embraces a range of industry sectors with clients specialising in manufacturing, knowledge-based industries, energy, the environment, internationally traded services, food, technology and aquaculture.

Contact info Teagmháil

  • WestBIC
  • Galway Technology Centre
  • Mervue Business Park
  • Galway, IRELAND