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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Greenhouse, the hiring software company, today announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Ireland to further boost its expansion across Europe and meet the growing demand for modern hiring and onboarding technology. The new positions will bring the company’s total headcount in Ireland to 160 over the next two years.
Newcastle West-based medical device manufacturer Filtertek, an ITW Medical company, today announced plans to invest almost €2m in an innovative NPD programme.
Company set to move production of paper products to Tralee site to focus on EU customer sales
Convergint, a global leader in electronic security systems integration, today announced its plans to expand recruiting efforts across all regions of Ireland to help meet the increase in customer demand and continue to provide best-in-class service to its customers. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s 20th anniversary celebration and significant growth and business momentum reported throughout Ireland, including its most recent technology center opening in Cork.
Prometric is proud to announce a successful 10 years of its EMEA Operations centre in Dundalk, Ireland, and the positive impact the region has experienced since the beginning of its partnership in 2011. Since Prometric chose Dundalk as the location for its European Headquarters, it has become a significant player in the North East region, employing 140 people that serve the company’s global client base.
Announcement comes as Yomali is looking to tap into Ireland’s immense pool of talent in the technology and BPO sectors
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Today, Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Ireland. Square is creating an additional 30 jobs in Ireland bringing the company’s total workforce to 150 employees.
The company has increased its recruitment target to 850 employees in the coming years
The most noteworthy part of the Minister for Finance’s budget day speech from an FDI perspective, that differentiates it from all budget day speeches in recent memory, are the new commitments around our Corporation Tax rate. The Government’s decision announced last week, to increase Ireland’s corporate tax rate to 15% for the cohort of companies with global annual turnover in excess of €750 million clearly represents a significant change in Ireland’s tax offering to investors.
Announcement comes as company creates 100 New Jobs in Carrick On Shannon
IDA IRELAND notes today’s decision by Government to sign up to the political agreement at the OECD on a new tax framework.
Sendoso, the leading and category creating ‘sending platform’, has today announced the creation of 100 jobs at their European headquarters, which will be based in Dublin.
Global materials company Trinseo announces expansion into Ireland with opening of new office at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
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