Ireland has become the global technologt hub of choice when it comes to attracting the strategic business activities of ICT companies. This has earned Ireland the reputation for being the heart of ICT in Europe. The industry employs over 37,000 people and generates €35 billion in exports annually.
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High quality technical talent is readily available throughout Ireland. The high quality of life available in Ireland, coupled with a thriving ICT sector also attracts talent from around the world. This has been a key factor in the success of multinational companies.
The Irish Government recently published the 2014 National ICT Skills Strategy and Plan. Developed in partnership with key industry players, this and other initiatives have led to large increases in the supply of computing, software and electronic engineering graduate talent from third-level institutions.
Ireland has a rich ecosystem of high calibre, innovative indigenous companies, particularly in the software space, which have a growing global representation.
Companies seeking to access European and EMEA markets will find Ireland offers an array of competent multilingual ICT talent.
Global ICT companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Google have a long history of success in Ireland and contribute to and draw on a large pool of available ICT talent.
Publicly funded Irish research and development centres support the R&D activities of many corporate research projects. This public research complements private sector research, which continues to be financially supported through Ireland's 25% R&D tax credit and generous grant support from the IDA.
The Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) provides a partnership between leading researchers in material science and industry to develop new materials and devices for a range of sectors, particularly the ICT, Medical Devices and Industrial Technology sectors.
The Insight Centre for Data Analytics combines the skills of leading researchers with knowledge and input from industry leaders to develop next-generation data acquisition and analytics solutions for diverse application areas.
The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (LERO) brings together leading software engineering teams in a coordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus, concentrating on Evolving Critical Systems.
The Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s leading research centres in ICT research and development, and the largest research facility of its type in Ireland.
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Tech Mahindra, one of the top five Indian IT services companies, has been serving Irish Customers since its inception, across segments such as Telecom, Energy & Utilities, BFSI and Pharmaceutical. Today, over 700 full time employees work for its Irish customers of which over 320 are located in Ireland alone specialising in domains such as IT, networks, consulting and customer care.
Synowledge, an Indian company specialising in the provision of drug safety and regulatory affairs services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sectors, is to establish an international headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 35 new high quality jobs.
Infosys, (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, intends to create 250 new jobs over the next three years in Ireland to develop new technologies and support innovation in global financial institutions.
The expansion will see Infosys create up to 95 roles at its first dedicated product-centric research and development (R&D) center outside India, and open a second Irish facility to house up to 155 people who will provide IT services to Infosys clients.
NIIT Limited, a global company which provides multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries, is to establish a European Delivery Centre in Dublin, creating 110 jobs over five years
Kellton Tech Solutions Limited, a global IT company, is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Drogheda, Co. Louth, creating 100 jobs over five years.The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
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