Ireland is the 7th most competitive economy in the world. It is a location of choice to start and grow a business. That’s why Ireland is already home to 195 companies engaging in digital health, 450+ medtech companies including 9 of top 10, 100+ pharma companies including 10 of top 10, and 900+ tech companies including 16 of top 20. Partnerships play a vital role in the success of digital health businesses and solutions. Ireland has the ecosystem for success in Digital Health.  

Ibec, the voice of Irish business 

Irish Medtech Association, Sinead Keogh

“Ireland is recognised as a top 5 global hub for medtech, and it’s our ambition to make Ireland a go-to-destination of choice for digital health. Many medtech companies are now future-proofing their research and development (R&D) departments towards complete care solutions, looking at how digital technology can improve the patient experience.”

BioPharmaChem Ireland Director, Matt Moran

“We aim to further the digital health industry to benefit society at large. It melds together monitoring biomarkers within the body, with therapy to help the patient have a better outcome. We can see many more digital health products and services emerging here. To have them commercialised and made in Ireland will help the industry and economy going forward.”

Technology Ireland Director, Una Fitzpatrick

“The European Commission set out its Covid-19 recovery. It’s really heartening to see that 20% of that is going to be focused on digital healthcare. We have a strong tech community here, that can future identify needs. We want Ireland to be a location where all stakeholders and all participants in the digital health care sector can participate fully. There is such a creative community across tech, medtech and biopharma with access to the fantastic talent here in Ireland too."

Ibec Digital Health Working Group strategic pillars

Strategic pillars 
1. Build awareness of the value of digital health products and solutions 
2. Represent the digital health sector 
3. Deliver industry foresight to members 
4. Support the development of a worldclass talent pool for the digital health sector 
5. Build partnerships in the digital health sector