A 5 million euro investment from European research and innovation fund “Horizon 2020” will see 600 new jobs created in the southeast over the next three to five years.
The Minister for Education, Ruari Quinn will officially open TSSG’s “NetLabs” at Waterford Institute of Technology this afternoon.
Dr. Ruari Nevin, President of WIT, said the research and development sector is fast becoming a major employer in the region.
“We’re very much ready to take on for additional funding from Horizon 2020 … it’s that type of initiative we want to tie into”
Dr Ruari Nevin, President of WIT
Horizon 2020 is a research funding programme for the EU with an €80bn bankroll, running from 2014 – 2020. It is the biggest EU programme of its kind to date.
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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