The CEIA is an industry lead, non-profit association which has represented High Tech companies in the Cork region since 1984. It works in collaboration with both Regional & National agencies such as Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Enterprise Ireland, the Cork Education & Training Board, the Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork, to ensure a sophisticated technological infrastructure is in place to enable the industry to grow and prosper.
The organisation was founded in 1984 by a number of CEO’s, primarily focused on lobbying improvement of the infrastructure of the region and to nurture industrial growth. It has achieved major success since inception, and can be considered the significant Association representing the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Technology sector in the Southern region of Ireland. The CEIA currently comprises >50 members, including the 5 statutory members, CIT, EI, CETB, IDA & UCC;
1. Act and be recognised both regionally and nationally, as a highly professional representative of the High Tech sector in the Cork region; and furthermore is seen to reflect the needs and issues of the industry nationally.
2. Offer its members an invaluable source of business networking, best practice sharing, and a forum to collectively address individual member issues and general industry topics.
3. Continue to develop the range of Topic Specific Groups that provide informational and development opportunities for members at both business and functional levels.
4. Be the primary interface in the Cork region between the Technology Sector and Education and Government Support Agencies.