University Partnership Programme

Our award-winning University Programme connects top Universities and MBA Programmes around the world with Ireland's most innovative entrepreneurs. These partnerships offer organisations access to some of the world’s best young entrepreneurial minds. These collaborations offer different opportunities from strategic business projects, to internships and collaborative research initiatives.

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.

Interested in learning more?

Upcoming Opportunities:


"This programme provides a very necessary opportunity for experienced professionals to open new career paths and goals. Our work with the students was innovating, ambitious and impressive. We strongly recommend other companies and stakeholders to contribute to the GEC University Programme."

~ Nicolas Moreno de Palma

"We at Benetel have found the University Programme with the GEC to be highly beneficial. The wealth of knowledge and experience provided through the GEC University Programme is not only of huge values, it allows us to share our business strategy to the next generation of market leaders."

~ Ian Meagan

"As a Marketing Professor at Fordham University, my experience in working with the Guinness Enterprise Centre has been extremely satisfying. I believe nothing is better for students than to work directly with companies, learning to deal with real-life challenges, and the GEC helps provide for this."

~ Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Clinical Professor of Marketing

Call in for a Chat

More than great office space, the GEC offers the ultimate start-up ecosystem.

Scroll to Top