The Irish government has identified the medical technology sector as one of the key drivers of industrial growth for the future and provides a wide range of supports to encourage and foster this growth. The medical technology industry in Ireland is changing from being prominently manufacturing to being more complex and driven by R&D. It now involves intensive collaboration between a broad range of partners, including research institutions, clinicians, manufacturing companies and government agencies.

There are currently 250 medical technology companies in Ireland, exporting €8bn worth of product annually and employing 25,000 people – the highest number of people working in the industry in any country in Europe, per head of population. This year exports of medical devices and diagnostics products will represent 8.5% of Ireland’s total merchandise exports.
Many of the world’s top medical technology companies have invested significantly in Ireland and a number of exciting, research-based, indigenous companies are emerging and competing internationally.

Register to attend this free event to hear leading experts from award winning medical app developers to medical device product innovation and IP law.

Anita Finnegan CEO, Nova Leah
Barry McMahon Director of the Innovation Academy, University of Dublin, Trinity College
Dr Michael Phillips- Director, Product Innovation, ICON Plc.
Ignazio Graffeo Registrar in Psychiatry, HSE
John Gerard Dinsmore Health Innovation Lead & Deputy Director, Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, TCD
Marie McCarthy Director, Product Innovation, ICON
Mel McIntyre Managing Director, OpenApp
Nick O’Hare ?Director of Strategy and Commercial Affairs at Mediserve Homecare Ltd
Rhona Toger Founder, Restored Hearing
Richard Corbridge HSE
Robert Cairnduff COO at 3D4MEDICAL.COM
Rory Cremin Director of Service Delivery with Clanwilliam Group
Steve Strickland-Wright CTO of Cake Invest, Cake Solutions

Over 3,000 delegates have registered to attend the inaugural TechConnect-Live Conference & Exhibition at the RDS on May 25th. 2016. Over 200 speakers will address an audience of investors, start- ups, seasoned entrepreneurs and an array of top industry executives from leading global and Irish companies. 13 separate seminars will cover topics such as Fintech, Medtech, Energytech, Gametech, and the Internet of Things.

TechConnect-Live to Include dedicated Tech Jobs Expo – 7,000 current tech job vacancies survey reveals

TechConnect-Live will offer employers a unique opportunity to meet graduates, career professionals and supporting industry/academic associations. This year’s event will have over 1,500 live jobs on offer from the employers in the RDS on the day, both in Ireland and overseas, as well as internships, graduate training programmes and the chance to explore your further study options.

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