Northern Ireland attracts global companies due to its exceptionally skilled & resilient workforce, competitive operating costs and its unique position within the UK and Europe.
Invest Northern Ireland is the region’s economic development agency, with a clear ambition to increase economic development by helping businesses to compete internationally and by attracting new inward investments to the region.
Northern Ireland has emerged as a world-leading cyber security, data analytics and fintech hub, with specialist university research including the Centre of Security Technologies at Queen’s University Belfast (CSIT). An impressive cluster of international companies and indigenous innovative start-ups, the companies work collaboratively to deliver solutions to a global client base.
The region has accumulated a number of industry accolades and is ranked as the top investment location for US cyber security firms, with Belfast, the leading destination in Europe for new software development projects. The region is also the world’s top destination for financial technology investment projects.
Northern Ireland is also a prime location for Life & Health Sciences businesses, thanks to a unique combination of talented people, world-class research and strong links between industry, academia and clinicians, in the commercialisation of innovative research. The Life & Health Sciences sector is a vibrant cluster of over 200+ companies who are focused across a range of specialisms; precision medicine, diagnostics, connected health, clinical trials and data analytics. A strong mix of international investors, spin out companies and locally grown companies continue to grow and prosper in the region – a testament to Northern Ireland’s compelling proposition.