Galway and the West region have been continuously endorsed by global brands in Life Sciences, Software Development, Telecommunications and the Games industries. These knowledge-intensive companies are drawn to the area due to the skilled, multilingual workforce and local expertise in Business, Science, Engineering and Management.
Invest in Galway is an interactive experience designed for use on tablet, smartphone and PC. Information on location, education, lifestyle and existing IDA and indigenous companies is provided through rich images, video and text.
Invest in Mayo is an interactive experience designed for use on tablet, smartphone and PC. Information on location, education, lifestyle and existing IDA and indigenous companies is provided through rich images, video and text.
IDA Ireland has constructed a purpose-built, flexi-space Advance Building Solution in Castlebar Business and Technology Park.
The building is a highly-specified facility that can be customised to meet the needs of Manufacturing or Service companies and opens up a significant Foreign Direct Investment opportunity on Ireland’s
Castlebar is the commercial capital of Mayo – a County with an already-strong nucleus of successful global FDI companies. It is a significant educational hub with many highly-trained STEM
graduates living across the region. The skilled talent you need is already here.
The West Region has a globally recognised cluster of Life Science multinationals, including Boston Scientific, Allergan and Medtronic. It also has a proven track record in the Services Sector, with globally recognised multinational companies such as Hewlett Packard, CISCO, and EA Games located there. This has produced a thriving knoweldge base and co-operative culture amongst the clusters of organisations based in the West.
There are two third-level institutes in the City – National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). They support a combined student population of around 22,000 and a graduate output of approximately 8,000 per annum.
Both NUIG and GMIT collaborate closely with industry and have successful research centres, such as the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Indeed, both are renowned as expert research-led institutions. Organisations in the region benefit from several research facilities including: National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES); Regenerative Medicine Institute; Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB); Centre for Chromosome Biology (CCB) and Galway Medical Technologies Centre (GMedTech).
Galway City is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the west coast of Ireland. Along with being a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade, it also has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and busy café/bar culture. The city is also well known for its many festivals throughout the year with huge crowds gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival, Races and numerous other events. Old Ireland is present too with traditional music featuring in many pubs.
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Xperi Corporation, a Silicon Valley based, publicly traded technology company with two subsidiaries in Ireland – FotoNation in Galway and DTS in Limerick – celebrated the official opening of its new FotoNation office in Galway, Ireland. Through an increased commitment to research and development (R&D) investment in Ireland, Xperi’s DTS subsidiary plans to establish an innovation hub at its new Galway location. In addition, the Company is also working to expand its local engineering talent around high-potential growth initiatives, including premium audio, computational imaging, computer vision, and machine learning capabilities, just to name a few. These investments are expected to result in at least 50 new Ireland-based engineering positions over the next several years, with further R&D investment expected that would contribute to additional employment opportunities in Ireland. The expansion project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Natus Medical Incorporated announced today the expansion of operations in Gort, County Galway with an official opening of a new Distribution Centre Located in the IDA Business Park. The new Distribution Centre is a custom-built 22,000 square foot facility that expands the existing Natus facility in Gort to over 66,000 square feet.
Boston Scientific Galway has officially opened a new facility at its Ballybrit site. The expansion facilitates increased capacity to support global product demand and also includes an industry-leading Equipment Technology Centre. The new facility is at the site of the former Digital building and the company is investing €60M in this phase of development, with over 250 people expected to be based in the new facility by the end of 2019. Boston Scientific Galway has a workforce of over 3,700 people covering all aspects of product design & manufacturing exporting more than four million life saving medical devices each year.
The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, today announced it will establish an Operations Centre in Galway, creating circa 100 job opportunities over the next few years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Global life-science innovation leader, Allergan, which is headquartered in Ireland and operates four facilities here, has announced a €65 million capital investment programme for 2019 to facilitate the continued expansion of the company’s state-of-the art laboratories and manufacturing campuses at Westport in County Mayo and Clonshaugh in north Dublin. The Westport facility has created 63 new highly skilled jobs, bringing total employment in Ireland to more than 2,000 across the country. One in ten employees in Allergan’s global workforce is based in Ireland.
Rent the Runway, Inc., the company that created the world’s first living, sustainable closet by enabling women to rent versus buy their clothing, has selected Galway for its first-ever international technology office.
EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML) (“EML”) today announced it is expanding its operation in Galway with the establishment of a Technology & Innovation Hub in Galway, employing 20 people.
Valeo, today announced it is to invest €44M in a major RD&I investment programme, which will build on the Group’s strong capability in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and position them at the forefront of developments in autonomous vehicles. This investment will lead to the creation of 50 new R&D roles over the next three years, which will see its Irish R&D centre grow to over 500 people and become one of the largest R&D facilities in Ireland.
Meissner Filtration Products announced today that it will expand manufacturing operations by establishing a facility in County Mayo, Ireland, creating upwards of 150 jobs over the next 5 years.
Zimmer Biomet, is celebrating a decade in Ireland. A leading employer in Shannon and Oranmore, Galway, the company’s footprint in Ireland now features two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities plus a professional education centre that attracts healthcare professionals from around the world.
MathWorks today announced accelerated growth in its Ireland office, as it looks to fill over 20 current job openings. Established in Galway in late 2016, MathWorks Ireland also expects to fill 65 additional jobs in 2019.
Mazars has officially opened its new Galway office and announced that it will create up to 30 new jobs over a three-year period, doubling the headcount of the office.
Harmac Medical Products Inc., a leader in the international contract medical device market, today marked its 20th anniversary in Castlerea with a special celebration for staff and guests.
Harmac Medical Products Ltd. was established in Ireland in 1998 to meet the service needs of its international client base. The facility strategically positions Harmac as a world-class medical device manufacturer by providing a direct presence in Europe.
SOTI to Create 150 New Irish Jobs After Announcing Opening of Galway Office
Growth and expansion across Europe part of long-term strategic plan
Wayfair Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of European Operation Centre in Galway, Ireland,
Announces Plans to Add 200+ Jobs in Ireland with Launch of New Virtual Workforce
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, celebrated opening its new Business Service Centre in Galway city today. The celebration marks the company’s first expansion into international facilities.
IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government has today reported a very strong first half of 2018.
February 19th, 2018, Galway - Quidel Corporation, a market leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid diagnostic testing solutions today announced it is to establish a Business Service Centre in Galway city to support its new international business, targeting the creation of 75 jobs over five years.
Castlebar, Mayo - February 8th 2018 - IDA Ireland has launched ‘Invest in Mayo’, the latest phase of its digital marketing initiative for attracting inward investment by highlighting the specific attributes of individual regional urban centres.
‘Invest in Mayo’ is an interactive experience designed for use on tablet, smartphone and PC.
The launch took place today at IDA Ireland’s newly completed Advance Technology Building (ATB) in Castlebar
19,851 Jobs Created in FDI companies – third consecutive year of strong growth under current strategy
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