Chinese tech company Huawei is to create more than 50 jobs at a new Research and Development centre in Dublin, bringing to 120 the number of R&D workers at the company in Ireland.
Huawei is to open the office in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin and take on the new staff next year. The investment will create the company’s lead research centre in Ireland working alongside other offices in Dublin, Cork and Athlone. The company said it has invested €35m in R&D in the Irish economy this year.
Huawei said the new office will expand and enhance research into business innovation, network services, cloud and customer experience.
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Zhou Hong, President of the European Research Institute at Huawei said that each year, the company invests at least 10% of its global revenue in R&D. "The opening of our newest Dublin facility highlights our long term dedication to investment and opportunities in Ireland's technology sector. The facility will tap into Dublin's growing clusters of cloud and technology businesses, nurturing future talent and providing additional new opportunities for highly-skilled professionals," he said.
IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said that the company's decision to expand its R&D activity here in Ireland is a great endorsement of the country's highly skilled, well-educated and technologically savvy workforce.
Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation said that creating "a world-class ecosystem" for scientific research is a key part of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs. "Today's announcement that Huawei, a truly global leader in this sector, is locating a major R&D office in Dublin and creating 50 high-end jobs is a great boost".
The project is supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.
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