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IBM Congratulated on R&D Investment

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland today congratulates IBM Ireland on the establishment of its Smarter Cities Technology Centre and congratulate IDA Ireland on securing this investment for Ireland.  The announcement made by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O'Keeffe, TD which will lead to the creation of up to 200 new jobs over the next three years.

The decision by IBM to establish its Smarter Cities Technology Centre is a significant endorsement of the potential of a collaborative culture between the multinational community and academia to deliver jobs and investment for Ireland. It also puts Ireland at the forefront of research into next generation technologies to deliver more sustainable cities and environments.

IBM is one of the longest established US Multinational companies in Ireland and has repeatedly extended its mandate, securing new investment and jobs for Ireland. It is a prime example of how manufacturing companies can build on their manufacturing base to deepen the importance of their Irish operations within the global corporation.