Five of the top 10 companies on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies have Irish operations. This underlines Ireland’s success in attracting cutting-edge FDI investment across a range of sectors. Learn how these sectors have evolved in Ireland and their ambitions for the future.
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Ireland has undertaken a significant programme of investment in communications and technology infrastructure, third-level institution linkages, property developments and transportation networks to drive the growth of industry hot spots throughout Ireland. Existing clusters in Medical Technology, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Internet, amongst others, are already thriving as a result.
Increasing numbers of High Growth companies are locating in Ireland to scale up and internationalise their operations. The exciting commercial and creative mix on offer, together with a business-friendly environment and speed to market are key motivating factors.
The likes of IBM, PayPal and Ericsson have been based in Ireland for many years, and are among the many companies who have continued to invest in Ireland. This highlights how Ireland not only attracts multinationals, but helps them continue to expand their operations and move up the value chain. Find out more about some of the key high-value activities in Ireland.
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Supporting leadership teams in Irish based FDI subsidiaries to enhance their influence, impact and value to their global organisation
16 IDA supported client companies participating in the programme in 2019 with extremely positive results
Virtual launch on 16th September 2020
Seed funding for the company comes as it expects significant future demand for its virtual reality remote training technology.
Dr Tomás Ryan is the first scientist in an Irish institution to win a research prize from the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine.
Researchers at TCD, Queen’s and Bristol will look to gain an understanding of quantum thermodynamics in the smallest possible engines.
Since opening its first overseas facility in Cavan in 2012, audio production specialists PreSonus have gone from strength to strength.
Limerick, Ireland (August 27, 2020) -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: REGN) a leading, science-driven biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will add more than 400 new jobs, bringing total headcount to over 1,400 at its Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) campus in the Limerick area.
Bath Fitter, North America’s leading bathroom refurbishment experts, is delighted to announce the establishment of its European Business Development Centre in East Point Business Park, Limerick. This facility is Bath Fitter’s first to be located outside of North America. This announcement is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
IDA Ireland welcomes today’s announcement that MSD has acquired the Takeda biologics facility in Dunboyne, Co. Meath.
IDA Ireland welcomes the announcement by MeiraGTx Holdings plc (Nasdaq: MGTX), a vertically integrated, clinical-stage gene therapy company, of a multi-million euro expansion in its Shannon facility.
Smart Metering Systems ("SMS Plc") which installs and manages smart meters and carbon reduction ("CaRe") assets, has announced its expansion to Cork after the recent acquisition of energy tech start-up Solo Energy.
Future Human reveals plans for a full live event experience for virtual attendees anywhere in the world.
TU Dublin is one of eight universities chosen as part of an EU project that could lead to a European-wide model for third-level education.
The finals of the 2020 Spark Ignite Innovation competition to find innovative ideas from HSE staff had to take place virtually this year.
Scientists at Trinity have found a potential link between impaired brain energy metabolism and delirium – a common and disorientating disorder.
EJ is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of access solutions for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide.
Greenfield Global Inc. a global leader in the production of ethanol, high purity speciality alcohols, and solvents, will soon commence the commissioning phase of its new EU Manufacturing Headquarters in Portlaoise, Ireland.
Amazon creates another 1,000 new jobs in Ireland
The new, permanent positions will bring Amazon’s total workforce in Ireland to 5,000 people in the next two years
Amazon expands its footprint in Ireland with new campus in Dublin, and continues to invest in people, infrastructure, and renewable energy projects
IDA Ireland welcomes today’s decision from the General Court of the European Union annulling the decision of the European Commission of August 2016.
New Technology Centre of Excellence will be Home to Engineering and Software Development Teams
New European base in Wexford Town will see the creation of 25 jobs over the next three years
IDA Ireland says existing FDI in Ireland is resilient but not immune to impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Flow of investments continues but at a slower rate.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced plans to invest approximately €7 million in the company’s Irish operations, opening a new base in Dublin and creating 140 jobs.
George Jon, Inc. (George Jon), the eDiscovery industry’s leading technology platform and consulting specialist, today announced plans to establish its first international office in Dublin, Ireland, creating 20 jobs in the technology sector over the next three years.
By establishing a physical foothold in the European Union and employing local, Irish application and infrastructure engineering talent, George Jon will be ideally positioned to service and grow its portfolio of EMEA clients, which includes “Big Four” accounting and advisory firms, multinational corporations, law firms, government agencies, and hosting service providers.
With SFI funding, the National Preclinical Imaging Centre will be established to boost clinical trials and help develop new therapeutics.
An EY report says Ireland is now the 12th most desirable place to invest in renewable energy, jumping six places in the rankings.
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