The tech and startup ecosystem in Ireland, particularly in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick, has experienced impressive growth and development. We are eager to collaborate with the government to support their National AI Strategy and work with industry, startups, and researchers to understand their priorities and ideas for advancing AI development and deployment. Our initial steps include providing access to our technology and offering mentorship to Patch, a non-profit organization that supports exceptional 16-21 year olds in building and learning through their own entrepreneurial projects.
“IDA Ireland welcomes OpenAI’s decision to establish a European presence in Dublin. Ireland is known as a hub for administrative, regulatory, and innovation activities for leading digital companies. OpenAI’s investment confirms this and supports Ireland’s focus on creating a thriving AI ecosystem,” said Michael Lohan, CEO of IDA Ireland.
In addition to Ireland’s AI vision, we have observed the close collaboration among Ireland’s private sector, academia, government, and startups. We actively sought their feedback to ensure that we enter as a valuable partner to the region. This represents a significant milestone in our journey, enabling us to better understand, serve, and collaborate with our European partners, users, and customers.
“To benefit from AI, it is crucial for Ireland to have a strong and supportive ecosystem in place. We believe that companies like OpenAI operating in Ireland can contribute to building on our foundation to support emerging AI research and innovation and ensure that our workforce is well-prepared,” said Simon Coveney, Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment.