A regional summit for start-up tech companies is to be held in Galway next month.

The event will be hosted by Scale Ireland and supported by Microsoft and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

The summit will feature regional-based start-ups and scaling companies including AMCS, CitySwift, Aerogen, Siren, XOcean, HoloToyz, ProVerum Medical, Tympany Medical and ENSO.

The event will focus on the best conditions to promote the growth of start-ups and scaling companies around the country.

There are currently more than 2,200 indigenous tech start-up and scale-up companies, employing 55,000 people in Ireland.

Ahead of the summit, Scale Ireland in conjunction with Microsoft and ISIF have launched the second 'State of Start-ups Survey', to get an indication of the views of start-up and scaling companies on key issues affecting them.

These include the availability of capital, staffing issues, as well as taxation, key state supports and regulations.

Scale Ireland will publish the survey results to coincide with the Regional Start-up Summit in February.

"Our second Regional Start-up Summit is taking place at a critical time for the sector," said CEO of Scale Ireland, Martina Fitzgerald.

"This is an important time for leading founders, investors, and the wider tech community to gather and discuss the significant role of Ireland's indigenous tech sector to our economic future," Ms Fitzgerald said.

Last year, the then Taoiseach Micheál Martin launched the first Scale Ireland event in Cork with founders and key stakeholders.

Scale Ireland is an independent, not-for-profit representative organisation for Irish tech start-ups and scale-up companies.