EventMAP brings 10 ‘highly-skilled’ jobs to Belfast

12 May 2015

EventMAP, a successful Queen’s University spin-out timetable resource company, is expanding in Belfast and is on the lookout for 10 “highly skilled” people to join its team.

EventMAP has developed a range of software products and services that optimise timetabling and resource management within universities.

The company was developed by Queen’s Uviersity’s Dr Barry McCollum and Dr Paul McMullan; it recently secured a six-figure contract in Oman to supply its timetabling software to Sultan Qaboos University. EventMAP expects sales to grow to around £1 million by 2017.

“This is an exciting time for the company,” says Barry McCollum, who is CEO of the company.

“Opportunities are opening up for us, not only in the education sector but also within many areas of the public sector and in large-scale manufacturing – in fact, we see possibilities for our technology anywhere where very complex organisations can be made more efficient.

“Our recent success in Oman reflects this potential and is an important stepping stone for us in leveraging additional business in the Middle East.

“Over the next three years we will be implementing a marketing strategy to target sales within a number of national and international markets, including the UK, France, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

“We’ll also be continuing to develop new technology, including advanced cloud-based solutions. Our mission is to further advance our position at the cutting edge of the resource management and software optimisation field.”

Queen’s University image, via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

Loading now, one moment please! Loading