The Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA) was established by the Digital Hub Development Agency Act, 2003, under the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. It is the Irish State agency that manages The Digital Hub, which is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and Internet businesses in Ireland.
The Digital Hub provides flexible office space and business support services to growing technology companies. It is also involved in providing digital related learning and training opportunities geared to the local community.
The Digital Hub is located in Dublin's south-west inner city, in the historic Liberties area. It is currently home to 89 digital enterprises employing almost 650 people.
The Digital Hub provides a space for indigenous enterprises such as Athena Media, Maithú IT Solutions, Software Design and Sonru to scale and grow. The Digital Hub is also the EMEA headquarters of major international companies like Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, eMaint and Eventbrite, and is home to industry organisations such as the Irish Internet Association, NDRC and Silicon Republic.
Over 200 companies have progressed through the cluster since its foundation, generating more than 2,000 jobs during their time at the Hub. Its alumni include Etsy, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), Havok, Houghton Mifflin (Riverdeep), Amazon, Kavaleer and MTT.
Work is currently underway to merge the DHDA with Dublin City Council as part of the Government’s State Agency Rationalisation Programme.
More information on the Digital Hub and the companies operating there can be found on the Digital Hub website or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub.