Thursday February 27, 2020

European Space Agency to double Irish employment to 1,000 high-value jobs by 2020

Incubation centre will support 25 Irish start-ups in space-related tech

21st June, 2016
Minister for Training and Skills John Halligan and Kieran F Drain of the Tyndall National Institute welcome the new director general of the European Space Agency Jan Woerner (left) to Ireland. Pic: Fennell Photography

The ESA has signed an agreement establishing a Space Business Incubation Centre which will support 25 Irish start-ups in space-related technologies by 2020. This is expected to yield 1,000 high-value technology jobs.

An agreement between the Tyndall National Institute and ESA on the establishment of a Space Business Incubator in Ireland will support start-ups in space-related technologies.

Welcoming Jan Woerner, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said “The European Space Agency plays a critical role...

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