Cork has a thriving knowledge technology ecosystem and its rapidly growing investor base is making full use of the world-class research, development and innovation (RDI), top-level educational, business collaboration and sector support for which the city and region has become famous. It has an excellent track record in attracting global foreign direct investment and providing the perfect platform to both large, established multinationals and high-growth scaling companies.
The panel will discuss:
- maintaining investment and growth in infrastructure to enable economic activity to flourish
- delivering the regional projects outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP)
- how industry and academia collaborate to transform research into products in core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, manufacturing, agri-food and the environment
- the opportunities and challenges of constructing a manufacturing plant and investing in R&D in the region