The Digital Hub has so far welcomed 19 companies and organisations to its Dublin campus in the first six months of the year.

Of the 19, eleven are new companies, two are longer-term alumni who have decided to return and six are companies who had left more recently and have now returned.

The new companies have agreed to lease over 9,000 square feet of office space and will employ at least 50 people.

This brings to 46 the number of member companies now resident at The Digital Hub which is up from 29 at the start of the year. These companies collectively employ over 300 people.

The Digital Hub, a cluster for digital enterprises, is based in the Liberties in Dublin 8.

Among the new companies to join the Digital Hub are Arenametrix, a French software company specialising in services for sporting and cultural organisations, while Zenadrone, a Canadian tech firm who provide drone services for the agritech sector, are also now based there.

The Digital Hub is also welcoming back Campsited, CB Media, Eclipse Pictures, Alone, Allgo, Bitcoin Marketing Team, and Wattics, who were all previous members and are now returning after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Irish animation company Kavaleer is also returning to the campus, having been a resident previously.

Arts events company Verdant Productions, visual arts organisation PhotoIreland, production company South Wind Blows, creative production support initiative field:arts, theatre company Dead Centre and studios Block T and Pallas Projects are also making a return.

Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO of The Digital Hub, said it was encouraging to see so many innovative companies and organisations join the community.

"The events of the past two years have signalled a fundamental shift in working practices, and the flexibility and collegiality of The Digital Hub campus is proving to be location of choice for both technology companies, creative industries and community organisations," the CEO said.

"We have a strong pipeline of further interest from national and international companies and I look forward to seeing our new cohort integrate into the Liberties community," he added.