Our award-winning University Programme connects top Universities and MBA Programmes around the world with Ireland's most innovative entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups.

These partnerships offer organisations access to some of the world’s best entrepreneurial minds. From strategic business projects to internships or collaborative research initiatives, participating Universities are eager to work with Ireland's entrepreneurs.


Likewise, by giving university students real-time business challenges, they gain work experience in an international setting and have the opportunity to use the GEC as their soft-landing pad for Europe.

Since the Programme's launch in 2017, we have been named the Top University Associated Business Incubator in the world by UBI Global Rankings. We partner with leading universities across multiple countries including: Ireland, the United States, France, Hong Kong and many more.

University Partnership programme

The GEC named worlds top incubator collaborating with a university in 2018.


Partnered Universities

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Contact Madison our University partner programme manager