Plassey R&D hub to double Limerick workforce

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LEGATO Health Technologies (Legato) announced today that it is set to double its Irish workforce to 120 by mid-2022 as it officially opened its R&D Hub in the National Technology Park in Plassey.

The announcement follows the initial 60 jobs announced by the company in September. Legato Health Technologies has 20,000 employees outside of Ireland. The official opening of the R&D Hub – the US company’s first investment in Europe – was performed today by Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Niall Collins.

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The additional jobs commitment, the company said, reflects growth intentions for the Limerick operations as well as the opportunity for talent to work in a cutting-edge environment focused on enhancing healthcare management and advancing predictive health.

The newly-established Limerick base will be home to 120 high quality jobs across Business Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning and Product Management. The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

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Limerick TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins said: “This announcement represents a significant opportunity for the people of Limerick and indeed Ireland. Health tech research and innovation provides us with tools to address key challenges in our society. Research activity attracts and retains high quality health professionals in the system. New, innovative technologies like the ones that will be developed here will make it possible to deliver better clinical outcomes and improve the quality of life for people.”

Speaking at the launch in Limerick today,Rajat Puri, President, Legato Health Technologies, said: “Legato is delighted to officially open our new base here in Ireland, a location we chose due to the high levels of talent available. We are looking for highly skilled colleagues to develop cutting edge data science and engineering technologies that can be applied to provide innovation and digital transformation for the healthcare sector. Today is a very important day for the development of our company and we look forward to expanding our Limerick base further over the coming years.”

CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said: “Today’s announcement by Legato Health Technologies so soon after its September announcement exemplifies the highly skilled and talented workforce available in the Mid West and demonstrates the organisation’s strong commitment to the region. IDA Ireland remains committed to winning jobs and investments in regional locations. I wish to congratulate Legato on this official opening of its R&D Hub in Limerick’s National Technology Park and wish them continued success.”

Mayor of the city and county of Limerick Daniel Butler said the creation of 60 extra jobs is testament to the strong available talent in Limerick in the health technologies sector.

“I’m delighted that Legato has committed to additional jobs in Limerick today to create and develop solutions that promote high value and access to health care. These highly skilled new roles which include AI engineers and expert data scientists will enable the company to apply cutting edge technologies to solve complex problems and I’m thrilled that this innovation will be centred in Limerick and that the company has signalled strong growth intentions for its operations in the Mid West.”