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DCU Alpha IoT cluster to support 100 companies and 800 jobs

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DCU Alpha IoT cluster to support 100 companies and 800 jobs

DCU Alpha IoT cluster to support 100 companies and 800 jobs
December 09
11:51 2015

DCU Alpha, an innovation cluster set up in 2013 and based in Glasnevin, has announced that it plans to support 100 companies and 800 jobs over the next three years.

The current innovative hotbed  houses over 30 companies and 350 jobs in a mix of companies, including Enterprise Ireland-backed high-potential start-ups, successful indigenous tech SMEs and IDA-supported multinationals across a variety of sectors : clean tech, wearable sensors, connected health, industrial automation and machine-to-machine communications.

It is a nine-acre, 200,000 sq ft office, laboratory and industrial research facility, situated approximately 800 metres from the main DCU campus.

Some 30 new jobs have already been announced as part of DCU Alpha’s plans at Neosfar, an Irish IoT company. Meanwhile Indian software multinational, NIIT, has also confirmed that it will locate its new European Delivery Centre on the nine-acre site.

Neosfar CEO Mark McCarville commented the news :

“We already know and work with many of the companies based here and that cluster or cross-fertilisation opportunity, coupled with the access to graduate talent and key researchers in DCU, made this location an ideal one from our perspective. We look forward to moving into our custom-designed engineering lab and office space over the coming weeks and we are already well progressed in terms of hiring the key staff we need.”

DCU Alpha is located on a site that was originally established as the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards (IIRS) and was most recently formerly occupied by Enterprise Ireland along with SEAI and NSAI.

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