The Digital Hub Lives

If like me you thought The Digital Hub died along with Media Labs Europe then you should take a visit as I did today. The PDC HotHouse Program I am on finishes at the end of September so we are looking for new office space. The Digital Hub offers two kinds of office space to elegible companies (your company must do something related to Digital Media), the Digital Depot and The Digital Hub proper.

The Depot is associated with Enterprise Ireland so they need to endorse your project before you can take up office space there. The offices are housed in the old Guinness printworks beside the Window just off Thomas street. The outside is a 1950’s build but the inside is very Web 2.0 with pastel colours and lots of steel and glass. Office space comes at €55 per desk per week and that includes furniture, broadband (3mb link) and a VOIP phone. You also have access to meeting rooms at no extra charge.

If you want something more traditional (or don’t have an EI endorsement) you can go the The Digital Hub itself. They are currently renovating space in an old redbrick down towards St James Hospital. Space there is €75 per desk per month with similar broadband and VOIP facilities.

The Hub offers a range of other services to companies including a website and forum for companies in the hub to communicate and a CEO forum to allow exchange of ideas and to provide some social networking.

All in all I was very impressed and I hope to move into the Depot (EI willing!) in October.

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