Ireland received a major jobs boost this autumn with a number of Enterprise Ireland supported client companies announcing growth or investment plans. We cover some of these exciting stories in this Issue.
Mark Roden, the founder and CEO of Ding, was named as EY Entrepreneur of the year 2014 at the televised Awards Ceremony held in Dublin on October 23rd. Over 1,400 business leaders from across the island of Ireland and around the world were in attendance at the Awards Gala to celebrate the achievements of the 24 EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists who, together, employ 6,000 people and generate revenues of €630 million.
The national Innovation Showcase is an ideal networking opportunity for companies in Ireland that want to learn more about collaborative research, development and innovation. This is the first gathering, in one location, of all State-supported research centres and technology centres of scale.
Dairygold is to create 115 jobs in Cork as part of a multi-million expansion of its dairy processing facilities in Mallow and Mitchelstown.
The farmer owned dairy co-operative is investing €83.5 million in the regeneration of its milk processing site at Mallow, and a further €33.5 million upgrading the Castlefarm dairy processing complex in Mitchelstown.
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) was recently launched at the University of Limerick to deliver advanced technology solutions to contemporary manufacturing issues currently challenging the Irish pharmaceutical sector. PMTC brings together 24 industry partners and nine Higher Education Institutes who will deliver the research.
Enterprise Ireland high potential start-up company OxyMem scoops one award after another this autumn. The company has just been named the 2014 Innovative Startup category winner at the Bank of Ireland Startup awards for the development of its breakthrough technology for wastewater aeration. But it’s only one of its accomplishments.
The Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD has concluded a 4-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Turkey during which new business was secured and business partnerships and contacts developed, underlining the growing opportunities for Irish companies in the developing Turkish market.