The Irish Medtech Association have set-out an ambitious strategy for 2020: ‘The Global Medtech Hub’ and has identified key priorities to ensure Ireland is innovating for future healthcare and economic growth, including:
· Drive our future: Identify and influence key areas of focus such as trade barriers, skills need, and changes to the business environment.
· Achieve the potential of the cluster: Assist companies utilise the cluster to expand and achieve their potential developing new technologies from concept to market.
· Use technological innovations to help patients: Facilitate cooperation between sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and ICT and realise the potential for advanced, additive and cell manufacturing.
· Nurture entrepreneurship: Develop policies and conditions to ensure entrepreneurship can thrive, such as facilitating new funding opportunities.
Our members' concerns range from upskilling workers to growing their market share of the global economy, from local energy costs to compliance with international regulations and the Irish Medtech Association is with them every step of the way. By forging close working relationships with ministers, government agencies, policy makers, commissioners and other relevant governing bodies the Irish Medtech Association helps members navigate the challenges facing both multinational and indigenous medical device and diagnostic companies.
Our dedicated executive staff works tirelessly to keep our members informed and to ensure their voices are heard. With an eye to the future, the Irish Medtech Association works in areas of advanced manufacturing, connected health, compliance and regulatory affairs also strives to promote the value of medical technologies to key stakeholders. On behalf of our members, we work to bring together clinicians, industry leaders, academia and regulators to foster an environment of growth, innovation and convergence in developing the medical devices and diagnostic products of tomorrow.
Please visit the Irish Medtech Association website for more information on our strategy and the many services, events and training programmes we offer to support our members.