December employment roundup continues with a new national data analytics research centre to create 300 jobs over the next six years, and Carraig Donn to create 100 new jobs over the next two years.
New €88 million SFI research centre, bringing new insights to Data Analytics, ‘creating 300 direct jobs through 12 funded spin outs, as well as creating indirectly thousands of other job opportunities’
A new national data analytics research centre is to create 300 jobs over the next six years.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton and Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock officially launched Insight, the new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Data Analytics on Thursday 12th December.
The joint initiative is between DCU, NUI Galway, UCC and UCD, bringing together more than 200 researchers from these and other Higher Education institutions.
The Centre will receive funding of €58 million from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through SFI’s Research Centres Programme, along with a further contribution of €30 million from 30 industry partners.
Insight will work with more than 30 industry partners. According to the Government, these include ‘small Irish startups and established SMEs to large multinationals’.
Industry partners include RTÉ, The Irish Times, Cisco, Microsoft, Alcatel-Lucent, Santry Sports Clinic, the IRFU, Avaya, TE Labs, TreeMetrics, NitroSell, Avego, UTRC , Shimmer and more.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Picture by Shane O’Neill / Fennells
Richard Bruton said:
“Big data is a sector growing globally at 40% per annum, and we have targeted it as part of the Disruptive Reforms contained in Action Plan for Jobs 2013. This is a sector where Ireland has the potential to gain competitive advantage and attract significant numbers of investments and jobs, and we are putting in place measures to ensure that we can deliver on that potential.
“The establishment of this world-class SFI research centre in data analytics, with a total investment of €88million supported by my Department, is a strong signal of our ambition in this area”.
According to the Department of jobs, Insight will ‘lead to the creation of 300 direct jobs, as well as to the training of the next generation of data analytics experts’.
“Over the next six years, Insight research is expected to result in 12 new spin out companies, approximately 50 patent filings, and over 50 technology licenses, leading to thousands of indirect jobs in the data analytics sector”.
The industry will provide a further €30 million in funding, making the investment the largest ever in a single research centre in the history of the State.
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