Successful investors live here

Our investors and their strategic activities in Cork speak volumes about our business attractiveness. Cork is privileged to host Apple’s European headquarters, the BioPark facility for GE Healthcare and a Global R&D hub for PepsiCo. We now have over 150 investors employing more than 35,000 staff in the Cork region.

Harness our ambitious talent

The world knows that Irish people are well educated, creative, confident and ambitious. Our investors don’t just stay, they expand their operations here as our talent consistently brings results. Cork is recognised as a growing international hub and talent magnet due to the breadth of career opportunities in key tech sectors combined with the quality of life on offer. Our third level colleges provide a continual flow of top-flight graduates, ready and able to make a difference.

The talent and attitude of our team is simply outstanding. We’re recognised internally as innovative and hard-working and our expertise is providing tangible client benefits and service enhancements across the company.

David Brosnan, Managing Director, Clearstream Company

R&D everywhere

Cork is home to some of Ireland’s most prestigious educational and research institutions. Uniquely placed at the boundary between academic research and business, they are enabling the next generation of high-value companies and products.

University College Cork (UCC) and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) place a high emphasis on R&D and innovation, continually creating influential developments in research. Cork also has several world-class research centres, including the Tyndall National Institute (UCC) and the Nimbus Centre (CIT) and the region is home to four of the seven research centres of excellence supported by Science Foundation Ireland.

Made in Cork

Manufacturing is in our DNA. Cork is a leading advanced manufacturing hub, particularly for the pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, medical devices and tech industry. Investors, local authorities, education providers and agencies collaborate to maximise the opportunities for world-class investors, like Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Stryker, Janssen and Merck.  Through infrastructure development, training facilities and significant capital investment by multinational companies, Cork is home to one of the leading life sciences clusters in Europe.