The GEC are partnering with Udarás na Gaeltachta under their new initiative, Gteic – Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta.
Udarás are developing 30 innovation units under the brand Gteic, which will give new technology companies an opportunity to establish or locate themselves in the rural areas of Ireland which encompass the Gaeltacht. These developments will give the Gaeltacht community an opportunity to return to or live in their home area by providing remote working opportunities at hot desks, co-working spaces or offices at these hubs.
The GEC will support the Gteic network by offering a home-away-from-home to all Gteic clients as well as share best practices with Gteic hubs around the country.
Julianne, the partnership programme manager of the GEC, attended a workshop in Furbo, Co.Galway where she shared the GEC’s insights into best practices for hubs as well as the importance of a strong network of hubs to support each other.
As Julianne stated: “what’s really interesting about this is not only driving the Irish language, but for us to be able to assist entrepreneurs to grow and scale in rural parts of Ireland and help grow the language is so huge…. plus I desperately need to improve my own skill of the Irish language!”
Gteic was officially launched in Department of the Taoiseach by the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Seán Kyne TD. The GEC were delighted to participate in the official launch, and we look forward to developing
our collaboration with Udarás na Gaeltachta to promote rural economic development and
aid Udarás ensure that Irish remains the main communal language of the Gaeltacht.
Hey GEC Clients! Interested in working a day from a Gteic hub? Want to learn more? Contact; Julianne@gec.ie