Ninety new positions are being created in Cork.
The jobs are being created at a new €2m business-incubation centre at University College Cork.
The 'GatewayUCC' centre will support the launch of new spin-out companies emerging from UCC's research activities.
It has been developed with funding from the university and from Enterprise Ireland.
Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe is visiting UCC today to announce the jobs.