About us

Since 1994

Origins

Galway Technology Centre was established in 1994 to meet the needs of the emerging cluster of ICT companies in the Galway area at that time. Since then, it has housed many hundreds of innovative start-ups and developing companies and has acquired a reputation for the provision of flexible, high quality, serviced office space with a range of integrated technologies, facilities and services. The Centre provides a complete solution to entrepreneurs seeking a high quality environment in which to grow their enterprise from concept to commercialisation and beyond.


Timeline

1994

Galway Technology Centre was established in 1994 following the closure of Digital Corporation's manufacturing plant in Galway. The Centre opened initially with 7 companies employing 26 people and continued to grow and service an ever expanding IT sector during the 1990's.

BETWEEN

1994 AND 1999

Over 30 COMPANIES moved through the GTC incubating process, generating over 300 JOBS in the process.

2000 - 2001

In response to the need for better infrastructure and services, the Centre was completely re-developed into a 50,000 sq. ft. modern, state of the art Technology Centre and has continued to grow in the interim to service an extensive range of ICT and knowledge based enterprises in the region.

2003

The Cube GTC's desk incubation facility was launched with support from Galway County & City Enterprise Board to provide flexible, high quality, low cost space for start-ups. Services also included virtual office and hot desk options.

2005

HP supported IT lab added to the GTC to provide high quality training lab and meeting service in the Centre.

2006

GTC are the first enterprise to utilise fibre based broadband services from the Galway Metropolitan Area Network.

2007

O'Briens open on-site sandwich bar to provide additional catering services to GTC clients.

2008

GTC join forces with CISCO to install new VOIP telephony network to enhance the range of voice and data services available to clients.

2009

GTC runs very successful Enterprise Forum for Start-ups with support of Enterprise Ireland, Galway Chamber and WESTBIC.

2010

BioWare (a Division of Electronic Arts) locate in GTC on a temporary basis to commence recruitment for their Customer Center of Excellence and Network Operations Center.

2013

GTC launches new support packages for start-up business with it's Virtual Office service including business address, telephone number and call answering service.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits the centre as the guest of honour at the re-launch of GTC for its 20th anniversary.

2014

A €360K investment in upgrades is started. The investment programme will be carried out over three years. Phase one includes refurbishment of meeting rooms and public areas and the installation of new air conditioning systems.

2015

The completion of the second phase of a €360K investment is announced. This phase included the installation of a new platform lift at reception and the launch of thekitchen@gtc, a new shared multifunctional space.

2016 TODAY

Our partners

Galway Technology Centre is well connected and offers many networking opportunities with our strong partners