Motorola Solutions opens new R&D Centre in Ireland

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Motorola Solutions has opened a new Research and Development (R&D) Centre in Cork, Ireland.

The new site – which is expected to create 200 highly skilled jobs – will house a team initially focused on designing software for the company’s land mobile radio (LMR) portfolio.

New Motorola Solutions R&D Centre

Motorola Solutions has deployed more than 13,000 LMR networks worldwide.

The company’s solutions are trusted by governments and enterprises for highly secure communications designed to work in the most extreme conditions.

“Decade after decade, the durability of our mission-critical LMR technology helps protect those who protect us all,” commented Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions.

“Our new centre in Cork will contribute to advancing our future vision for LMR, while building upon the collective impact of our more than 20,000 employees who are innovating what’s next for our customers around the world.”

The new R&D Centre complements Motorola Solutions’ existing footprint in Ireland, which is focused on delivering the emergency services’ communications network – Ireland’s National Digital Radio Service.

“Highly skilled talent in Ireland”

“Motorola Solutions is an iconic American company known for its work over many decades to support public safety and first responders,” said US Ambassador to Ireland, Claire D. Cronin.

“Today’s announcement of its new Research and Development Centre in Cork marks a significant step forward in the company’s commitment to Ireland and in further expanding its innovation footprint in technology that plays a vital role around the world to help keep people safe, today and in the future.

“It also recognises the highly skilled talent in Ireland and further bolsters the strong trade and investment relationships between the United States and Ireland.”

“New investments in R&D technologies”

“It’s fantastic news that Motorola Solutions has chosen Cork City for their new global R&D Centre,” added Peter Burke TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment.

“Regional investment is a priority for Government and the creation of 200 highly skilled jobs in R&D is a significant boost for the region.

“The new Centre will be a welcome addition to the already thriving city centre and will provide exciting new work opportunities for technology talent.

“It is encouraging to see new investments in R&D technologies, which is very much in line with our National AI and Digital strategies.

“I want to thank Motorola Solutions for their continued investment in Ireland and I wish all the team the best with this new venture.”

The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

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