Why do some 169 multinational companies call Cork home? This is a place of collaboration and creativity, a dynamic economic ecosystem where world-class R&D is hosted in globally recognised research centres and high-level academic institutions work with sector leaders to develop talent for tomorrow’s world.
Cork’s entrepreneurial culture is fuelling a rapidly growing number of start-ups in sectors like cybersecurity, food and software development. A gateway to Europe for centuries, Cork’s connectivity is boosted by Ireland’s second biggest airport and the world’s second largest natural harbour. You can add to that an unrivalled quality of life and a landscape so beautiful it attracts visitors from all around the world.
The natural place to transform your future.
Home of co-creation
Internationally renowned for enabling the pioneers of technology, great and small, Cork hosts a wide range of leading players across key sectors. A collaborative approach that unites business, academia and government continues to drive success for leading businesses.
Established heavyweights – like Apple, Dell EMC, IBM, BNY Mellon GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly and Pfizer – as well as leading indigenous businesses like Dairygold and Jameson – are located here.
Investing in tomorrow
The Cork region is also home to dynamic start-ups, fostered by our supportive economic ecosystem which includes incubation and co-working spaces, research facilities and a range of advisory and financial supports.
Our commitment to research and innovation is a critical factor for business success from scaling businesses through to investor operations and expansions in Cork. Assets including the national ICT centre – the Tyndall Institute, the largest research facility of its kind in Ireland, which has generated world class start-ups in various tech areas, including materials, on-chip design and photonics and has also provided outsourced research to blue-chip businesses supplementing their in-house R&D activity.
Making our mark on the world
Located in the south west of Ireland, Cork is a well-connected European city and with the world’s second largest harbour, is a gateway to the world via the Atlantic Ocean.