GTC February Newsletter

Latest News from GTC


The Mezzanine

We have had a busy few weeks here with painters and decorators onsite further enhancing our facilities’. The mezzanine area has been completely refurbished, our objective for this area was to create some soft meeting spaces which allow you to meet in a casual area outside your office, we have used high tables to encourage more standing meetings, the lighting (which we love!), softens then space and the drop down banners, give a sense of division but yet allow us to completely open the space for larger networking events. We would love your feedback as we have a few finishing touches to add. If you would like to host an event or have suggestions for an event in this space please let us know.

Energy Usage

In the next month we will commence a project to replace all of the lighting in public areas and meeting rooms with low energy usage LED lighting. This project is a significant investment but will reduce our energy usage by 30%. It is a primary objective for us to make GTC as energy neutral as we can over the coming years and we are currently working with NUIG on a study looking at generating our own power.

Tenant News


AXIS Healthcare Consulting Ltd. is pleased to welcome two new team members – Felicity Lamrock who joins as a Health Economics Consultant based at the office in Galway and Zach Mbanya who is our Senior Health Economist based in London.

9th Impact have won a major new game deal with a TV studio which will be announced at the end of February.  The company is now hiring special effect graphics developers and marketing people to join the team.  Job descriptions are available on: http://9thimpact.com/blog/
9th Impact are also completing their first investment round since founding in 2014. The company qualifies for EIIS which gives qualifying investors 40% of their investment back in tax. Enterprise Ireland are a current shareholder in the company.  Expressions of interest in investing €25 – €150k and request for more info are welcome to lordbusiness@9thimpact.com.

EmployAbility Galway invite you to join them for the official announcement of the results of their 2016  #100jobs campaign  at Galway Technology Centre, on 20 February 2017 at 11.00am. Minister of State at Departments of Social Protection, Justice and Equality, and Health with special responsibility for Disabilities, TD Finian McGrath attend to officially announce the results of the campaign.

NVP Energy based in unit 7 won the ‘Breakthrough of The Year Award’ at the Business Green Technology Awards 2016 and the SEAI award for research and Innovation. See the following video showing one of the projects they have worked on https://player.vimeo.com/video/196556561

IDT911 who are based in unit 2 have changed their name to CYBERSCOUT http://www.cyberscout.ie/

Moose (formally Treelight Pictures), have launched a new website https://www.wearemoose.ie/ that really showcases their excellent, creative Video Production talents.

Events / Dates of Interest


08th Feb – Competitive Start Fund (CSF): Closing date for applications 08th February

14th Feb – Funding & Scaling Event: Hosted by DublinBIC in The Marker Hotel on February 14th, places are limited, please register

GMIT New Frontiers Business Start-up Programme: Open for applications for Phase 1 until March 16. More information at http://www.gmit.ie/new-frontiers

20th – Feb – Protecting your IP: Techinnovate together with Sean Cummings from Keltie (based in GTC) present an event aimed at demystifying intellectual property on Friday 20th February from 1pm in NUIG. Event is free to attend, please register.

23rd Feb – Bank of Ireland Workbench Host Galway Chamber Business Afterhours Networking Event on February 23rd at 6pm. To register.

23rd Feb – Google Developers Meetup – The Portershed, 23rd February

28th Feb – Galway Marketing (OMIG) Monthly Meeting, Portershed, 28th February

28th Feb – Network Galway -Speed Networking, The Pullman Train, Glenlo Abbey, 28th February 6pm

01st March – AIB Banking at Work, Galway Technology Centre, 01st March 11.30 – 2pm. AIB will bring their bank to you where you can drop in to discuss a wide range of personal and business banking matters.

Local Enterprise Office Spring Course Schedule now available to book online. Introduction to Tendering event with InterTrade Ireland, on March 08th may be of interest. Book Online.

01st March – Customer Engagement Marketing Event with guest speakers from Dubarry, NUIG & AIB hosted by Galway Chamber in The Ardilaun Hotel on March 01st at 6pm

08th – March – Energy Reduction Workshop, hosted by Energia: 08th March at 10.30am in Galway Chamber. Register


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