Ireland Competitiveness

Today, IDA Ireland is focused on securing investment in three key areas: High Value Manufacturing, Global Services and RD&I. These activities are thriving across all the business sectors and significantly improve Ireland’s competitiveness. Ireland has built up a concentration of knowledge and expertise: Life Sciences, ICT Services, Digital Media and Customer Brands.

Macrizio Carli, senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa at VMware said at their major expansion:

“The expansions reflects the success we’re experiencing at a time when virtualisation and cloud computing has moved to the top of the business agenda. The pressure to cut costs and become more efficient is a top priority for business leaders and it’s fantastic that Irish operations and employees are helping to drive our success in EMEA. The availability of the required skill-sets and languages in Ireland, along with the strong work ethic and solution-based oriented approach of the companies, has proved to be invaluable for our business.”

Ireland is also developing the exciting, emerging areas of Clean Technology, Services Innovation and Convergence. In doing this, IDA Ireland demonstrates our readiness to embrace and capitalise on emerging technologies and innovations.

With lasting changes to the global economic, regulatory and business environment, the challenge now is to regroup, reassess and reposition Ireland and our Multi National Companies so that together, we are poised to take advantage of the recovery that will come.

Ireland is using its growing status as a knowledge-based economy to open new doors and avenues for investors. Ireland’s success as a centre for global investments has been facilitated by exceptional collaboration between Government agencies, industry, academia and regulatory authorities. Backed by a highly pragmatic Government policy, these stakeholders work together as a national team to win investment in Ireland:
 

  • As a key player in this national team, IDA Ireland works closely with our clients to ensure that they have the facilities, resources and connections they need for their business now and into the future.
  • IDA Ireland Business and Technology Parks offer a range of modern facilities suitable to every business activity and located across the country.
  • World-class research institutes and third level institutions work with industry partners on tightly-focused RD&I programmes, many in the Life Sciences and ICT sectors, where Ireland has in-depth expertise.
  • The Higher Education Authority is the Government funding agency for higher education, working to ensure the steady output of highly qualified graduates and researchers essential to the knowledge economy.
  • Team Ireland extends across local authorities, employer/industry organisations, utility/infrastructure providers and a range of other Government agencies, all of whom are highly motivated to secure investment from Multi National Companies and ensure the success of their Irish operations.
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