3M creates 100 jobs in the new technology center for research and development in Dublin


This will be the company’s first research and development center to focus on digital technologies and is currently looking for engineers and data professionals.

Science-based manufacturer 3M is building a new technical research and development center in Dublin and plans to create more than 100 jobs over the next two to three years.

The new 3M Digital Science Community will be based on Cumberland Place in Dublin city center. Here the company is looking for tech professionals to help it develop and deploy digital technologies.

Recruiting is now in progress and new staff will be working remotely until the center is completed. Currently advertised roles include AI engineer, software engineer, data architect and data scientist.

The US company 3M has been present in Ireland since 1975 and currently employs more than 500 people in Dublin and at its production facility in Athlone.

It makes products for industries such as automotive, construction, security, and healthcare. It’s also the company behind consumer brands like post-it notes and duct tape.

Dr. Michael Dolezal, Vice President of the 3M Digital Science Community, described Dublin as a “highly attractive location” for the new investment.

“They have the educational ecosystem and skilled talent we need to open the company’s first technical research and development center focused on digital technology,” he said.

“This center is positioned to expand and optimize 3M’s global digital, data security and privacy operations, accelerate the delivery of cloud-based solutions and architectures, and improve research and development in the field of artificial intelligence.”

The new center in Dublin will work closely with 3M’s Health Information Systems Department, which provides integrated software and advisory services to improve health care.

This department works with more than 8,000 healthcare organizations in 25 countries and one of its focuses is the use of AI, clinical speech recognition and computer-aided coding to accurately document patient encounters.

The investment is backed by the Irish government through IDA Ireland. Agency CEO Martin Shanahan said 3M is a leader in the healthcare IT market and Dublin’s choice for this investment is “very significant”.

“This investment sends a strong message that Ireland is an ideal location for expertise and technology in health technology.”

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD added that this will be a “really welcome boost” for Dublin city center when businesses reopen.

“The establishment of this new research and development center will create 100 high-quality jobs over the next two to three years and is further evidence that Ireland is recognized as a global hub for leading technology innovators,” he said.


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