Why Galway


“MathWorks; we are here for the long term. We build our world-wide offices within our communities and this is very important to us. Galway is developing its tech community, attracting more businesses and we like being part of that.

Staff love the location. The city is vibrant, fun loving and energetic and there is easy access to incredible and beautiful outside space. The coast and the countryside provide variety and the all-important access to nature and our natural world.

These qualities and our staffs affinity with MathWorks mission, values and culture has help us to attract talent from both within Ireland and across Europe.”

Richard Haxby

Managing Director


“What makes Galway stand out as an attractive location for Medtronic is its strong talent pool as well as the spirit of collaboration with industry, academia, local authorities, national government agencies and the business and hospitality sectors.

As a Centre of Excellence for manufacturing, research & development and customer engagement for the company’s Cardiac and Vascular Business, it is important for us to have the opportunity to engage locally with NUIG and GMIT on research and new product development programmes and education programmes ensuring a strong talent pipeline for the future.”

Tony Neary

VP Strategy, Network Eng & PMO

Zimmer Biomet

“The Galway area has a strong third level infrastructure with NUI Galway and GMIT”.

“Our products are technically challenging to manufacture and having access to the brightest mechanical and bio-medical engineers is very positive.”

“That skillset and the flexibility of the workforce allowed production to ramp up very quickly and achieve productivity levels higher than most of the company’s other facilities.”

Adrien Furey

Senior VP, Global Operations and Logistics

Boston Scientific

“At Boston Scientific, our mission is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions.  With that commitment to improve the health of patients around the world, comes a responsibility to the communities where we operate.  Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy underpins all our business practices.

Established in Galway in 1994, Boston Scientific cares deeply about connecting with the local community where our employees live and work. For example, our employees have raised over €2.5 million for local charities, demonstrating our caring core values.  We support and sponsor the education and development of students in local schools and colleges.  Through our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we empower people to work together and advance possibilities through our focus on health, education and caring for communities.

Now more than ever, we recognise that we have a responsibility to lead by example, as a business and as members of the local community and work together to deliver a healthier tomorrow for all.

For information on careers at Boston Scientific, visit Boston Scientific Careers

James Lyons

VP Operations