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.
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.
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.
HP supported IT lab added to the GTC to provide high quality training lab and meeting service in the Centre.
GTC are the first enterprise to utilise fibre based broadband services from the Galway Metropolitan Area Network.
O'Briens open on-site sandwich bar to provide additional catering services to GTC clients.
GTC join forces with CISCO to install new VOIP telephony network to enhance the range of voice and data services available to clients.
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.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits the centre as the guest of honour at the re-launch of GTC for its 20th anniversary.
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.
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.
Galway Technology Centre is well connected and offers many networking opportunities with our strong partners