Focus on the Digital Hub
The Digital Hub is an Irish Government initiative intended to create an international centre of excellence for knowledge, innovation and creativity focused on digital content and technology enterprises.
The Digital Hub is spread out among campuses in the Liberties/Coombe area of Dublin. The Hub is a multi-functional project providing services for digital focused enterprises, enabling research and running a number of education and community focused programmes.
The project is not only a centre for digital creativity, but is also a visible hub of cooperation between Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and Dublin City Council, promoting digital innovation and enterprise as well as regeneration in the Liberties/Coombe area of Dublin City.
The Digital Hub Development Agency, established by the Irish Governement in 2003, is responsible for managing the project.
MerrionStreet.ie visited the Digital Hub to get an insight into the work the project carries out. First we interviewed Dr. Stephen Brennan, Director of Marketing and Strategy, who explained a number of aspects of the project. Next we spoke with Paul Dunne, the Director of Digital Skills Academy and Project Manager of WebActivate. Mr. Dunne explained WebActivate, a programme to re-skill unemployed people with a view to getting more Irish companies on the internet.
Finally we spoke to Cathy Grieve, CEO of Red Diamon Media, who told us what attracted her business to locate in the Digital Hub.