ArcLabs was established in 2005 and since then has supported more than 60 companies to start/scale in South East Ireland between the sites in Waterford and Kilkenny. ArcLabs represents an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. Bringing together academic research, enterprise and regional stakeholders, ArcLabs is committed to developing a sustainable economy in South East Ireland through supporting world-class enterprises creating high-value, interesting jobs in the region.

Since its inception, ArcLabs has been co-located with the Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) and the Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE) of Waterford Institute of Technology providing a vital link to leading researchers to support the enterprises being developed there.