The biopharma, medtech, and digital health sectors in Ireland are renowned for attracting international investment with 700+ companies operating here across the country, employing 102,000 people directly, and making a global impact with exports in excess of €120 billion. To sustain our hard-won competitiveness and position ourselves on the world stage as champions in the evolving world of health innovation we need the right industrial policies which promote a more coordinated and strategic way of thinking.
That’s why BioPharmaChem and the Irish Medtech Association are calling for:
- The development of a Government led national industrial life sciences and health technology strategy led by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, with the support from other Departments within Government.
- Appropriate resources should be appointed to implement the strategy and lead this new “office” to champion research, innovation, and the use of technology to transform health and care services globally.
- Review global best practice in ecosystem development as a mechanism for strategy/ecosystem development in Ireland.
Review our detailed Policy Position Paper below: