Our first network-wide training event was held on 27-30th November 2017. The Early Stage Researchers received training on all aspects of research commercialisation through a workshop organised by Dr Marta Utratna from Aquila Bioscience Ltd., a startup biotechnology company that spun out from NUI Galway. This included a welcome address from the VP for Research at NUI Galway, Prof Lokesh Joshi, as well as talks form a number of spin-out and spin-in companies based on the NUI Galway campus.