Gateway to innovation

A track record for innovation, diverse opportunities and an idyllic location are among the reasons Shannon-based firms and educational institutions are known the world over

6th October, 2019
Pictured at the Gateway Hub Shannon from left: Claude Costello, Zimmer Biomet; Shane O’Neill, Atlantic Aviation Group; Tony Regan, Baker Hughes,; Peter Murphy, EI Electronics; Adrian Sylver, Shannon Hotel Management; Harriet Cotter, Enterprise Ireland; and Fergal Lawless, Chemifloc. Front row from left: Vivienne Farrell, Modular Automation; Helen Downes, Shannon Chamber; Tomás O’Siochain, WDC; Nora-Lee Kennedy, UL; and Mary Considine, Shannon Group Pic: Alan Place

Employing 8,000 people across 170 companies, the Shannon Free Zone has evolved beyond its early origins to become a linchpin of the Irish economy.

Built on innovation, Shannon continues to evolve, bolstered by strong private and public sector collaboration, a healthy talent pool and the proximity of vital educational resources, including the University of Limerick.

Mary Considine, acting chief executive at Shannon Group, sees innovation as a key part of Shannon’s “DNA”.

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