R&D activity development of PepsiCo and Cisco in Ireland

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Both companies decided to invest several million of euros in research with for the first one, the opening of a new center in Cork for next generation beverages and for the second one, the expansion of its Galway center with 115 new R&D jobs.

Established in Ireland since 1974, PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world, opened in February of this year, its new R&D Centre for next generation products in Little Island, near Cork. 
Representing an investment of €10 million, this new center employs a team of 18 people, all with PhD, MSc and Bachelor Degrees in Food Science, Chemistry and Engineering.
Furthermore, the company employs today more than 600 people in Ireland across a diverse range of business activities (manufacturing, finance...).

Cisco, the world’s largest supplier of networking products, will develop its R&D activities in Ireland with the expansion of its research center in Galway -  originally opened in 2007  - which represents an investment of
€ 26 million over two years and the creation of 115 new R&D jobs.
The activity will focus on new business areas such as the communication and collaboration software technology including enterprise and cloud enabled desktop, mobile applications, desktop virtualisation and real-time web communications.
This initiative is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, the government agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.

If you are interested in a job in Ireland, you can download from the IDA's website, details of investment and job announcements of the year to date, from various companies including PepsiCo and Cisco.