Going Global from Ireland
Unlocking the potential of data / DIGITALEUROPE
DIGITALEUROPE Digital Transformation Policy Director Ray Pinto
"Ireland is home to leading start-ups to multinationals in the digital health, medtech, tech and pharma sectors. These companies are exporting billions worth of products annually and employing thousands of people. Multiply this by all Member States and there is potential for the EU, but all stakeholders must continue to make this a priority issue.”
“A common European Health Data Space (EHDS), which aims to create a single market for data, is essential to truly unlock the potential of health data in the EU… We also need to accelerate the adoption of adequate healthcare reimbursement processes. Skills gaps is also a significant issue. We need Member States to prioritise STEM education at all levels. "
Supporting healthcare software and services / Odyssey Validation
Odyssey Validation Compliance Chief Executive Oisín Curran
“We were seeing innovation in both services and technology happening in the life sciences sector. So, we decided to develop fully integrated GxP Cloud and Computerised System Lifecycle Management Services, to support regulated companies and connected health startups with their business processes.”
“That's something I'm really proud of us for, as a company. We have that bandwidth to be able to deal with small specific use cases for startups, but also on a larger scale… The Irish engineering skillset is relatively well-known right now. ”
Health in the future / IBM Ireland
IBM Ireland Senior Research Manager Pol Mac Aonghusa
“The Digital Surgery Unit at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is focused on how new techniques and technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) might be applied in a surgical context. We are trying to use digital technologies to improve the performance of surgery and assist in better performance for better delivery of medicine – digital medicine.”
“This research programme brings together world-class expertise from the Mater Hospital, University College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and IBM Research here in Ireland. Beginning with cancer, our work has the potential to transform surgical practice and improve patient outcomes across a range of conditions and on a global scale."