Ireland has become the global technology 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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CORK, Ireland – April 16, 2018 – Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced plans to add 50 new jobs in Cork, Ireland as part of its continued investment and expansion in Europe. The company plans to hire qualified professionals for customer support, IT and sales positions.
Dublin, 12th April 2018 – Mastercard has announced it will expand its presence in Ireland, hiring 175 new employees in Dublin focused on driving innovation and creating the future of payments around the world.
Sligo –April 10th 2018. Global software company LiveTiles announced today that it will establish an Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo, Ireland to support the further development of its design and artificial intelligence (AI) products.
09 March 2018: Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has today opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork, Ireland. The opening of this state-of-the-art facility coincides with the 20th anniversary of the company’s presence in Ireland.
A new industry-led group was launched in the South East today to drive development and growth within the ICT sector in the Region. Crystal Valley Tech (CVT) aim to promote the South East Region as a location of choice for leaders in technology development.
2,000 people with a broad range of skills and 71 different nationalities have come together under one roof to help people and organisations achieve more
DreamSpace, an innovation and education hub at the heart of the campus, will host and inspire 100,000 primary and TY students over the next 4 Years
Dublin, Tuesday 13th February 2017 – Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD joined CEO of Autodesk Andrew Anagnost today to announce the opening of a major new site for the company in Dublin. Autodesk, the global leader in design software, will initially hire 200 people in finance, operations, localisation and sales operations by the end of this year to support its EMEA business.
Autodesk is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
One of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, NBC Universal (NBCU), through its subsidiary Universal Cable Productions has today announced it is to begin a major new production at Troy Studios in Limerick.
5th February 2018, Dublin – Technology platform Stripe has today announced plans to expand its Dublin office, adding dozens of engineering positions over the next few years.
Dublin, 23rd January 2018– Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD announced today that global B2B sales and marketing firm N3 will grow its Ireland team to 200 fulltime jobs by the end of 2018. Immediately, N3 is actively recruiting to fill 50 Cloud technology sales positions.
19,851 Jobs Created in FDI companies – third consecutive year of strong growth under current strategy
Dublin, Ireland, 11 December, 2017: Huawei, the global ICT leader, today announced a new research partnership with Trinity College Dublin as part of its growing R&D footprint in Ireland. At an event at Trinity College Dublin, Guo Ping, Huawei Deputy Chairman & Rotating CEO, also announced the expansion of the company’s Cork R&D operation, which is growing from a small team to nearly 20 highly-skilled staff.
Antares Vision, the leading Italian inspection systems, track & trace and smart data management solutions provider for the most demanding sectors including pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, food & beverage, today announced it is to establish a Software Development Centre in Galway, creating 53 jobs in 5 years in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence
Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement that IBM will create up to 150 new, highly skilled digital roles over the next two years in a new IBM Digital Delivery Centre in Dublin.
Xilinx will recruit 100 highly qualified new staff for Dublin and Cork
Cloud Communications Company to employ 100 in Dublin over three years
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