Collaborative research hubs are being implemented from all over the world. The €15 million advanced manufacturing centre in Dublin (Rathcoole) will create positions in robotics, mathematics, 3D printing and other areas.
Advanced manufacturing technology is incredibly expensive. Companies do not always have the necessary resources to get this high-tech machinery; they rather prefer to “borrow” it. In this context, Enterprise-Ireland and the IDA Technology Centre program invest in the Irish Manufacturing Centre. About 100 manufacturers, both local and international will benefit from the services of this centre.
Barry Kennedy, Chief Executive of Irish Manufacturing Research gave his feeling about this opening: “we are excited to announce the formal opening of our new research facility which is creating 40 new high-tech jobs over the coming months. Since its inception, Irish Manufacturing Research has been committed to high-tech job growth and creation across the island whilst driving efforts, simultaneously, to secure Ireland’s future as the location of choice for world-leading advanced manufacturing industries.”
Barry finally described the new hub as “an environment where industry can showcase what a modern, technologically advanced, highly skilled, exciting workforce will look like both now and into the future.”