Technology research and development firm Konnekt-able Technologies has chosen Waterford as its global headquarters.

Speaking on the decision, Dr. Angelos Liapis, CEO of Konnekt-able Technologies said: "The decision to headquarter Konnekt-able Technologies Ltd in Waterford was made on the basis of the excellent infrastructure, the positivity of the business community and the quality of highly educated graduates and post-graduates in Waterford.  Despite studying in the UK, my affinity is to Ireland and particularly Waterford. It's a powerhouse of innovation, optimism and people.

“We've got 42 colleagues in offices across Waterford, Athens in Greece and the USA. Right now we have a team of four in Waterford and we are actively hiring for another seven new colleagues. Next year will see circa 30 new hires here in Waterford and that's just the beginning of our growth story.

“We made a conscious decision to join Waterford Chamber of Commerce and are delighted with the warmth of the welcome as well as the proactive nature of the Chamber. Waterford is our global HQ and our plans for growth will ensure that we develop long term relationships in the community as well as hiring Irish graduates. More importantly we will play an active role in the community to benefit Waterford."

Welcoming the firm to Waterford, John McSweeney, Waterford Chamber President said: “It is fantastic to see a company choosing our city as their global headquarters and be so aware of all that Waterford has to offer.

“Our door is always open to support the business community and we are confident Konnekt-able Technologies will play an active role, not just in terms of economic development and employment, but also in showcasing Waterford on the international stage.”

Konnekt-able Technologies combine Internet Technology with the application of Research and Development, aiming to build software products that are powered by data-driven insights, utilizing analytics, semantics and IoT technologies to connect disparate systems, enabling users to manage a specific process or system efficiently.

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