‘Innovation district’ planned for Silicon Docks

State poised to spend €150m on Grand Canal Dock start-up hub designed to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness to tech firms

3rd January, 2020
‘Innovation district’ planned for Silicon Docks
The Grand Canal Dock area “has many of the essential ingredients to establish a first-class innovation district”, the advisory group said. Picture:

Leo Varadkar has outlined plans to create a new tech hub in Dublin’s Silicon Docks at a cost of €150 million to the state.

It would be based in the Grand Canal Dock area, where Trinity College is planning a new campus.

An advisory group chaired by Martin Fraser, the country’s most senior civil servant, produced a plan to attract existing and start-up tech companies into the area alongside university researchers.

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