Learnovate Secures €9.6m Funding to Support Tech Companies in Ireland

The Learnovate Centre is delighted to announce that it has secured €9.6m funding from Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland as the technology centre focuses on supporting Irish companies to develop technology solutions to address Ireland’s emerging skills gaps. Learnovate are global experts in learning technology helping organisations navigate the complexity of the evolving future of work and learning. Based at Trinity College Dublin, Learnovate helps organisations transform learning experiences in the workplace, schools, universities, and at home. It has led to more than ten years of research in learning technologies. 

The announcement of €9.6 million in funding means the Centre can expand its research and innovation agenda into the future. The Centre will continue increasing its membership substantially with research suggesting that Learnovate will generate €50m for the Irish economy by 2025 and €100m by 2035.

“We are thrilled to be announcing this €9.6m in funding from Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland which is a huge vote of confidence in the work we are doing at Learnovate and our importance to the future of Ireland’s economy. It will greatly assist us in delivering on our mission to deliver competitive advantage to Irish industry and help Irish companies to address evident gaps in skills development”, added Learnovate Centre Director Nessa McEniff.

Learnovate currently has 75 member organisations from around the world, including Zoom, Mastercard, Cisco, YUM! Brands and The University of the Sunshine Coast Australia. Some of its Irish members include LearnUpon, Folens, SoapBox Labs, Skillnet Ireland, SOLAS and The Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney T.D. said, “The emerging gaps in skills development is one of the most important issues we are dealing with in Ireland at present as the landscape of work and learning is changing at such a fast pace. The work Learnovate is doing in working with, and supporting, companies in addressing those gaps is essential for our future economy. I am delighted to be with Learnovate today to announce the funding of €9.6m that will help Learnovate continue with this work that is so vital to our continued success on a global stage.”


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