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Ireland is one of the leading Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) locations in the world. It offers the ideal commercial, political and social environment for companies to carry out successful and profitable RDI activities. This has attracted global leaders in key high-tech industries to undertake RDI projects in areas such as Pharmaceuticals, Bio Technology, Medical Devices, ICT and Financial Services.
An exceptional level of collaboration between industry, academia, state agencies and regulatory authorities drives Ireland’s dynamic RDI sector. This is supported by a highly pro-business government policy. The Innovation 2020 strategy on R&D, science and technology aims for Ireland to become a Global Innovation Leader.
A world-class research system, designed to work with and for the benefit of industry, is being further developed thanks to an unprecedented investment of €8.2 billion under the Irish government’s strategy for Science Technology and Innovation.
Ireland offers a strong and growing RDI environment, complemented by a robust Intellectual Property (IP) regime. A young, skilled and well-educated workforce, with strong technological and business skills, and a low corporate tax rate, further strengthens this environment.
Ireland is 11th in global scientific ranking for overall quality of scientific research, an impressive upward trajectory from a position of 48th just 13 years ago.
IDA Ireland plays a leading role in RDI development by providing funding support for suitable projects. It also identifies support opportunities from partner organisations, such as Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland.
In addition to RDI funding, IDA Ireland has a number of direct support mechanisms, including employment and training grants. It also works closely with companies to ensure they have the facilities, resources and supports needed to establish and expand their RDI operations.
IDA Ireland has an extensive programme of grant aid for RDI projects. This includes a 25% R&D tax credit designed to encourage companies to undertake new or additional RDI activity in Ireland. Contact IDA Ireland for a comprehensive list of other supports and aid available to companies.
Multiple research centres are located throughout Ireland focusing on RDI projects for specific key industry sectors. These range from ICT to Nanotechnology and Marine Science. They include:
ADAPT - Centre for Digital Content Platform Research
AMBER - Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research
APC - Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre
CONFIRM SMART MANUFACTURING
CúRAM - Centre for Research in Medical Devices
iCrag - Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences
I-Form - the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing
INFANT-Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research
INSIGHT - Irelands Big Data and Analytics Research Centre
I-PIC - Irish Photonic Integration Research Centre
Irish Centre for High-End Computing
LERO - The Irish Software Research Centre
MaREI - Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research
SSPC - Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Cluster
Telecommunications Software and Systems Group
Tyndall National Institute
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Diligent Corporation, a leading modern governance company whose solutions are trusted by nearly 700,000 board directors and leaders, today announced that it is establishing its European hub in Galway, Ireland. Diligent plans to create more than 200 local jobs in Galway across several business functions, including customer support, customer success, finance, product, HR and marketing.
When your business is growing and it’s time to expand overseas to Europe, deciding on the best location typically requires executive teams to hop on a plane for in-person site visits. In the 40 years that IDA Ireland has had an office in Silicon Valley, there has never been a time when it was not practical for prospective clients to travel to Ireland - until now.
Project marks the first virtually managed investment for a regional location during the global pandemic
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