Dell today announced that it is creating 100 new Innovation Technology R&D roles at its Limerick Campus. This investment in digital innovation will support the company's ongoing technology transformation enhancing the end to end sales, customer and partner experience. Today's investment builds on an announcement in October which saw 60 Dell Commerce Services roles created at the R&D Centre in Dublin, to drive the transformation of Dell's online platform. With the creation of the two Centres Ireland will become a central development hub for Dell's Innovation Technology team.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD has today announced that Payback Loyalty, the market leader in digital consumer engagement technology in Ireland, plans to double its workforce with the creation of 28 new jobs in Limerick's National Technology Park. The new jobs are part of a €2.5 million expansion programme by the company which has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland.
Unison Engineering Services has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in the Limerick Final of the National Enterprise Awards at a ceremony in the Limerick Strand Hotel today. The Limerick City based supplier and servicer to the Irish dairy, food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries was one of five companies presented with awards by Cllr. Maria Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Limerick. The other Limerick Final category winners were Fusion Magazine (Best Service Business), Key Ingredients (Best New Start up), Electricity Exchange (Business with Best Development Potential) and Adare-based Aisling Maher (Innovation).
Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., today officially launched a new employment and boat building initiative for unemployed young people which is an initiative by Scouting Ireland with Limerick City Build. Over the next three years 48 trainees aged between 18-25 years of age will receive FETAC accredited skills training as they learn to build a fleet of 'Lelievlet' sailing boats to be used by Scouting Ireland in the development of water based scouting activities throughout Ireland.
A new accelerator programme, called SPRINT, was launched today at Gateway UCC by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland and UCC VP for Research & Innovation Anita Maguire. Designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers, the SPRINT Accelerator will focus on commercialisation strategies and routes to market.