CREW and our Creative Enterprise & Innovation Hub represent a new milestone in a journey to support the creation and development of start-ups in the Creative Technology sector along the West Region. This has been made possible through the considerable support of our partners.

Founding Partners


Atlantic Technological University is a founding partner of CREW, and has supported the CREW Creative Enterprise & Innovation Hub through the provision of the CREW site. ATU is a multi-campus technological university in the west and northwest of Ireland that delivers a rich combination of academic and research excellence, quality of life and opportunity.


The Western Development Commission is a founding partner of CREW and has supported CREW through the Western Investment Fund.. The WDC supports social and economic development in the Western region, which includes focused support for the growth and development of the creative industries.


Atlantic Technological University is a founding partner of CREW.. Ardán is Galway Film Centre’s new vision to reposition the Film, TV, Games and Animation industry in the West. We give creators a platform to tell their stories and support our community through advice, training, resources and funding.


Enterprise Ireland

The governmental organisation responsible for the growth of Irish businesses is very important to the development of many indigenous companies. CREW has been significantly funded through the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment under Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF); this has has been instrumental in CREW reaching key milestones.

Community Finance

Community Finance Ireland is a social enterprise with the mission of supporting and promoting positive social impact through financial support.


 Launched by SIRO and Vodafone in 2017, the GigaBitHub Initiative provides Gigabit broadband to digital hubs, enabling businesses and individuals to thrive and bring new opportunities, skills and people to areas across Ireland. In 2022, the Portershed became the 17th hub to join the initiative benefiting from enterprise-grade symmetric broadband.


TG4 is the National Irish Language Public Service Broadcaster and is a key partner for the support of creative entrepreneurs in the film and TV sector.

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