Galway Technology Centre (GTC) was established in 1994 in the wake of the closure of Digital Equipment Corporation and to meet the needs of an emerging cluster of ICT companies in Galway at the time. GTC acquired a reputation for the provision of flexible, high quality, serviced office space with a range of integrated technologies, facilities and supports. As a social enterprise, GTC has supported more than 300 companies, facilitating over 3000 jobs, and drawing €1.3bn GVA for the region.
Earlier this year GTC received €4M government funding for AcademyWest.
AcademyWest@GTC is a 20,000 square foot extension to the GTC current building to be rolled out with additional supports for ICT companies. Planning permission for the new centre was finalised in August 2019.