About Us

Welcome to the 22nd Galway Science & Technology Festival (GSTF)

Ireland’s premier event for the promotion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).


Since its inception in 1997, Galway Science & Technology Festival (GSTF) has thrilled, inspired, educated and instilled a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in all ages.

We continue to inspire young people to develop an interest in science & technology as a career and also to educate and encourage people of all ages to be curious and interested in the world around us.

The 2019 Galway Science & Technology Festival will commence on Monday 11 November and will run for two weeks, finishing with the annual Exhibition, which will take place on  Sunday 24th November.

During this time workshop events for over 150 schools throughout the city and county reaching approximately 30,000 students, will be arranged by NUI Galway and GMIT.

The aim of these workshops is to nurture an interest in STEM subjects from the point when students first start school right up to when they are completing secondary school and considering applications to third level study.

The activities also aims to communicate widely to the general public on the relevance of STEM to everyday lives and society.

The Festival activities are provided free of charge, thanks to generous sponsorship and participation by local companies, educational bodies, and state agencies.

The Festival also supports other local bodies (Atlantaquarium, Brigit’s Garden, Marine Institute, Discover Science Projects delivered by CURAM, Cell Explorer’s, ReelLife Science) to participate throughout the two weeks.

The final day Exhibition offers opportunity, unlike other larger school exhibit competitions, for school students to engage with local industry and STEM workshops, shows and stands, in preparing for, and during their day at the Exhibition. All exhibitors, including Schools, are encouraged to develop interactive stands to engage the students and Exhibition day participants

The Festival is a collaboration between local industry and education providers lead by a small team of volunteers, staff and key representatives on the Galway Science and Technology Forum.

Help inspire the creative genius in everyone

The Galway Science & Technology Festival affords partners an opportunity to raise awareness of their brand and profile through association with a free Festival that highlights innovation and development in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)