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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Charles River partnering with AstraZeneca for batch release testing of their COVID-19 Vaccine
Expansion to facilitate creation of 90 new, high-skilled jobs
Dublin hub joins Strava offices in San Francisco, Denver, and Bristol, UK as the rapidly growing social platform for athletes continues to expand.
● Notion, a new kind of digital collaboration and workplace tool, has chosen Dublin as its EMEA headquarters after its team saw explosive growth during the pandemic
● Notion is initially looking to grow its Dublin team to a headcount of 25 and plans for its presence to become a major international hub in line with strong growth in the region
Investment flow strong in first half of Year - IDA IRELAND
First half of 2021 shows Investments and Jobs approvals significantly up on 2020 and close to 2019 levels
Ireland gains market share in Europe in 2020 despite falls in Greenfield investment to Europe
60 roles across data science and analysis in Global Data and Risk Management Centre will provide data-driven insights to clients globally
Canadian tech company chose Mountrath as home to its European HQ
Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ:TECH) today announced the opening of its new Ireland facility located in Dublin. This new facility reflects Bio-Techne’s commitment to supporting the broader life sciences industry in Europe as well as expectations for continued growth and staffing needs in this geography.
Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced plans to fill 100 new highly-skilled engineering positions in Ireland to support its global ultra-wideband (UWB) product research and development in Dublin and Cork. Qorvo expects to fill engineering positions over the next two years that span UWB radio system architecture and modelling, transceiver and baseband designs, power management, system on chip (SoC) integration, embedded software, physical design and IC characterization.
3M, the science-based global technology company, has announced that it is to establish a new research and development technical centre in Dublin – called the 3M Digital Science Community – with the anticipated creation of more than 100 new jobs over the next two to three years.
Majority of roles to be based in Cork and wider Munster area
Expanding the innovation capability at the Accenture Labs to include quantum computing
Adding new roles at The Dock, Accenture’s flagship R&D and Innovation Centre
Brookfield, Wis. and Nenagh, Ireland, June 23, 2021 – Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, today announced that it will expand its research and development operations in Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland, adding 200 jobs over the next three years as the company responds to growing demand for digital solutions among its clients and consumers.
Moonshot, the Irish co-founded data analytics company which designs new technology and methodologies to identify and mitigate online harms such as terrorisim and organised crime, today announced that it is establishing a Software Development Centre in Dublin creating 37 new roles over the next three years, with recruitment starting immediately.
Co-developed with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, the BEng in Automation and Robotics brings essential skills to the community and includes design of a 3D manufacturing robotics automation training centre at the Thermo King Galway plant.
TripActions, the leading, cloud-based travel and spend management platform, today announced the opening of a dedicated sales hub in Dublin, Ireland. The new office location joins TripActions sales hubs in London and Amsterdam, as well as Reed & Mackay sales offices, following the acquisition last month. Located in Dublin City Centre, the office will be a dedicated sales office that will serve international clientele with support in multiple languages.
• Supporting leadership teams in Irish-based FDI subsidiaries to enhance their influence, impact and value to their global organisation
• Since the programme's inception, 25 IDA-supported client companies have participated
• Face-to-face launch event set for October
Global Security and Compliance Solutions Provider establishes EMEA Business HQ in Galway
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