5 Apr 2023

Cork first for healthcare business as IDA announces new company arrival and existing firm expansion

Cork is the destination of choice for companies seeking a skilled workforce, supportive ecosystem and strategic advantages, as evidenced with further new arrivals of overseas business choosing to invest in Cork.  


IDA Ireland announced that QbDVision selected Cork as the location for its first EU office, creating an initial 15 jobs.  With a surging user base in the EU and thriving biopharma market, Cork and Ireland was a natural choice for QbDVision’s expanding global team as it seeks to take advantages of the regions local innovation.

The company is headquartered in Dallas, making it the second arrival from Texas in recent times as office support firm SupportNinja recently announced a move into Cork.

Qbdivision offer breakthrough software to the pharma and biotech industry

The firm will be joined by Movano Health who are brining an initial 20 jobs to their Irish subsidiary. The firm is a purpose-driven healthcare solutions company at the intersection of medical and consumer devices and makers of the Evie Ring, who began operations in Cork in 2021. Their Rubicon Centre location in Cork currently employes five people, with recruitment underway to hire engineers specialising in integrated circuit design and firmware/embedded software to work towards the summer launch of the Evie Ring, its first commercial product.

Minister Simon Coveney TD said

“I warmly welcome IDA’s announcement today that 5 new companies will be coming to our shores, creating 100 new jobs. The positions will be spread across a range of sectors and indeed cities, demonstrating Ireland’s position as an excellent strategic choice for global business, both in terms of our geographic location and our wealth of diverse and highly skilled talent. I wish all involved the very best in their respective new ventures.”

Commenting on the announcement, Mary Buckley, Interim CEO, IDA Ireland said,

“I am delighted to welcome these new companies to Ireland. I particularly welcome the locational spread of these investments which shows that the technology offering, availability of talent and attractive work life balance resonates with overseas investors.”

“Our pro-business environment remains competitive in attracting high growth companies to set up in Ireland.  These companies choose Ireland as the location to serve and grow their customer base due to Ireland’s established track record.  I wish all of these companies well and look forward to a long and successful partnership with each of them,” added Mary Buckley.

Cork has been a destination of choice for business for successful business for decades, with Apple, Facebook, Johnson Controls and Pfizer just some of the major international firms drawn to the counties supportive business environment.

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