Enterprise Ireland Cork jobs launch
Pictured from left: Karol Dabrowski, EviView; John Vaughan, co-founder and CTO of AventaMed; John Zellmer, Intelligent Implants; Shea O’Dwyer, managing director of Coolmore Foods; Fin Murray, Rinocloud; John Daly, CEO of Velona Systems; Olive O’Driscoll, CEO of AventaMed; and Martin Corkery, regional director of south and south-east, Enterprise Ireland. Image: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Six companies have announced 60 jobs in boost for Cork

6 Apr 2017

Enterprise Ireland has announced 60 jobs for Cork across six companies, with industries ranging from medtech to cloud and telephony.

This morning (6 April), we announced that that Dublin is to gain 35 jobs in the trading sector with Citadel Securities. Now Cork is following suit, with news that 60 jobs have been announced by Enterprise Ireland in the Rebel County.

In a statement, Enterprise Ireland revealed that six companies in total are to hire, including: AventaMed, Coolmore Foods, EviView, Intelligent Implants, Rinocloud and Velona Systems.


AventaMed is a medtech device manufacturer based in the Rubicon Centre. It manufactures a device that allows surgeons to undertake ear tube surgery without the risks of a general anaesthetic or the need for a costly operating room.

With recruitment already underway, AventaMed said it will be hiring for 15 new positions in the areas of sales, marketing, quality, regulatory and R&D.


From its base on South Mall, EviView provides reliability management software to pharma and biotech companies for its bulk API manufacturing processes.

For example, its e-ConnX platform helps manufacturing teams to optimise production processes through reliability analytics, identifying downtime and delays to schedules.

Starting this month, it will be hiring 12 new staff members in the areas of IT, sales and marketing.

Intelligent Implants

Based in central Cork, Intelligent Implants develops electrotherapeutic devices to treat disease and aid recovery in bone and other tissues.

It does this through the use of data, engineering and biologics to bring active and connected medical devices to healthcare.

It plans to hire 10 new members of staff starting this summer, with roles in the areas of regulatory, quality and R&D.


With an office in central Cork as well as Cambridge, Rinocloud is a start-up that provides online solutions for the management of raw data generated by researchers in academic and corporate sectors.

At the moment, its software is used by research labs in institutions including: Cambridge, Oxford, Granada and Cork’s own Tyndall National Institute.

Rinocloud also has dealings with private companies working in the greentech, automotive, medical and artificial intelligence sectors.

It has announced plans to hire 10 staff members, including scientists and software professionals, with recruitment beginning immediately.

Velona Systems

Velona Systems is a telephony security provider situated on Anglesea Street, Cork. It provides real-time detection and protection via cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to reduce risk of revenue loss, productivity loss or brand damage to companies.

Velona also provide VoIP fingerprinting and threat databases built using its adaptive learning software to multiple sectors in the wider cybersecurity marketplace.

It plans to initially hire for seven positions in Ireland, rising to 13 in 2018.

Recruitment will begin in May of this year, with roles in R&D, customer support, and sales and marketing.

Coolmore Foods

Established in 1980 in a family farmhouse in West Cork, Coolmore Foods is a cake manufacturer servicing the Irish market and exporting to 12 countries.

It is hiring two people in sales and marketing, with recruitment now underway.

“Cork is a region with valuable resources, infrastructure and community – all the fundamentals required to scale a successful business,” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, at the launch.

“I warmly congratulate all six companies and wish them every success for the future.”

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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