The Edge Incubation Hub is hosting Tallaght First Ever Digital First Day
All Are Welcome to Explore the Benefits of ‘Going Digital’ to Communities, Individuals and Businesses Across Tallaght.
Tallaght’s first-ever Digital First Day will take place on November 16th from 9 am to10:30 am and all are invited to drop into The Edge to learn how technology and upskilling in digital know-how can help improve lives, businesses and communities across the county. It’s part of a nationwide drive to help attract economic and social development and tackle the rural/urban divide through digitalisation which was launched recently by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys.
Over 50 Connected Hubs across Ireland are hosting free seminars, chats, tutorials and workshops on the benefits of digital growth to attract investment, remote workers, home buyers and visitors to their area thus advancing sustainable regional development and quality of life. It’s a great opportunity for people to learn new things.
Agenda for the event:
A quick introduction to the Edge Incubation Hub.
A showcase of the Black Box, our media, meeting and training room.
Quick talks with expert speakers on digital growth initiatives and strategies.
B2B Networking opportunities.
Digital First Day Tallaght is a great opportunity to see how we can improve our connectedness and attract remote workers and investment to our local communities. Come visit us on the 16th and see for yourself the potential.
Digital First Day is driven by a new collaboration, Digital Ireland Network (www.digital-ireland.ie) devised to highlight the potential of digital growth and social enterprise in attracting economic and social development in rural areas and to help tackle the urban/rural divide. Stephen Carolan, Enterprise Hubs Project Manager at Connected Hubs commented “We believe that the hub network across the country can act as a catalyst for communities to bring about the social change at scale envisioned in ‘Our Rural Future’.” Eoin Costello, DigitalHQ and director of the Digital First Day initiative said “ Highlighting the benefits of digital will bring the community into their local Connected Hub while digitalisation will bring the impact of the hub out into the local community! It’s a win/win.”
Digital First Day is partly funded through the Department of Rural & Community Development ARISE fund and sponsored by the Western Development Commission, National Broadband Ireland and the gteic network.
This initiative is being driven and promoted by the newly formed Digital Ireland Network, a network dedicated to ‘Reimagining Rural Ireland’. The founding organisations include Connected Hubs, DigitalHQ, the national domain registry .IE, National Broadband Ireland, the Heritage Council’s CTCHC Programme, DLR County Council, An Cosán, Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Western Development Commission, eTownz and Grow Remote.