Ireland is witnessing a new age of technological and creative innovation with Cork, Dublin and Galway ranking highest in terms of new ways of sharing, creating and innovating respectively.
This is according to the New Renaissance Hotspots Report, commissioned by Huawei and authored independently by the Institute of Arts and Ideas and Kjaer Global.
The in-depth analysis scored cities based on key indicators, such as the number of creative and knowledge-based jobs, levels of engagement with digital creativity and cultural activities, as well as the diversity of integration with new technologies.
It also considered how well cities were prepared for the future, analysing the number of graduates in key creative and technology-based fields and looking at applications for patents in ICT.
The study predicts that the New Renaissance will be responsible for the creation of more than 1.1 million jobs across Europe by 2025 and 1.47 million jobs by 2030.
Cork was identified as Ireland’s overall hotspot with Dublin and Galway in close contention. The jobs titles of the New Renaissance will include Professional Rebel, AI Artist, Creativity Therapist and Robotic Rights Activist.
Commenting on the findings of the report, Anne Lise Kjaer from Kjaer Global said, "The world is changing; complexity in society and business growth is changing the future of jobs and skills. Evolving technologies, notably robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are driving automation of ever more traditional jobs and rewriting the rules of education and skills. To this end, individuals as well as organisations will need to adopt a growth mindset and nurture the creativity, agility and lifelong learning skills that will make us, not just resilient, but thriving as the world changes."