MedTech for Canadian Companies – Opportunities in Irelandadmin January 6, 2017
Ireland is Europe’s largest MedTech hotspot and, as a globally recognised centre of excellence, is home to 250 companies, including eight of the top 10 global players. Ireland also employs the highest number of MedTech personnel per capita (25,000) in Europe. Ireland’s regulatory environment continues to play a key role in attracting global MedTech companies. Regulatory agencies work closely not only with the industry as a whole but also with individual companies to ensure compliance and trouble-free start-ups.
The key driving force behind the stunning success of Ireland’s globally recognised MedTech sector has been active collaboration between companies, research institutions, clinicians and government agencies. Over 25% of companies have a shared service mandate, helping the sector develop world-class operations and technology solution development. The industry is also closely integrated with key academic centres of excellence, including Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER), Tyndall National Institute, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI), South Eastern Applied Materials Research Centre (SEAM) and Applied Polymer Technologies (APT).
Did you know? 17 of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies have invested in Ireland. Furthermore, Ireland has world-class capabilities in research, the presence of world leading MNCs and specialised clinical capabilities. Ireland is the fourth largest exporter of medical products in Europe, exporting $7.9 billion (2012). Products are exported directly to 95 of the world’s top 100 countries (ranked by their GDP).
Learn more about the opportunities in Ireland’s MedTech sector, and understand how your companies can actively engage with Irish companies or export into the market, join us for a webinar on February 26, 2015 at 13:00 EST.
The webinar will provide insight on:
- The life-sciences sector with a focus on medtech in Ireland;
- Key areas of emerging opportunities, trends, and partnering opportunities all of which could apply to Canadian companies;
- How the Trade Commissioner Service can help Canadian companies access these opportunities;
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 13:00 EST (Ottawa Time)