Irish Medtech Awards finalists revealed - Irish Medtech Association

November 16, 2023

The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland today announced the finalists for Medtech Rising: The Irish Medtech Awards 2023.


Dr Eoghan Ó Faoláin, Irish Medtech Association, Director, said, “The Irish Medtech Award mark an annual celebration of our global hub and I am proud to reveal this year’s finalists today. The winners will be announced at Medtech Rising, 7 December, in The Galmont Galway. This must attend attracts 500 business leaders annually with the Business Leaders’ Conference preceding the black tie ceremony. This year’s event will explore: worldclass innovation, global economic outlook, sustainability, fostering talent, generative AI, the future of EU regulations, and more. Bringing senior business leaders together with key opinion leaders, and policymakers is vital to ensure that the industry here has the foresight needed to achieve its ambition of transforming lives with innovative patient-centred medtech.”

Medtech Company of the Year Award: Arrotek Medical Ltd, Diagnexia, and TriMedika

Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Award: Capri Medical, Nua Surgical Limited, and Xtremedy Medical

Collaboration in Medtech Award: Atlantic Technological University, Symphysis Medical, and West Pharmaceutical Services

Medtech Partner/Supplier of the Year Award: Croom Medical, and Lawrence Engineering

Digital Health Innovation of the Year Award: Deciphex, TriMedika, and Vitalograph

Best Diversity and Representation Company Initiative Award: 3M Healthcare, and Stryker

Best Talent Strategy in Medtech Award: Aerogen, Boston Scientific Galway, and DePuy Synthes

Best Process-Product Innovation in Medtech Award: Alcon Ireland, Boston Scientific Cork, and Merck

Sustainable Medtech Company of the Year Award: 3M Healthcare, APL a Comar Company, and Medtronic Vascular Galway


Rachel Shelly, IDA Ireland, Divisional Manager Life Sciences, added, “Ireland’s medtech industry has a long track record of adding investment in key areas such as R&D, skills and talent development and of driving regional economic development. The Irish Medtech Awards are an important occasion to shine a light on the organisations that comprise this unique and innovative ecosystem which together help develop, produce and support the next generation of life saving technology that makes such a difference to patients and health systems globally. IDA Ireland is proud to co-host Medtech Rising, and we wish all the finalists the best of luck.”


Garrett Murray, Enterprise Ireland, Head of Lifesciences, noted, “Medtech companies in Ireland stand out international for their culture of collaboration both nationally and internationally that fuels the motivation to innovate and scale. Enterprise Ireland works to accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve leading positions in global markets. The Medtech Rising awards is an opportunity to highlight the success of so many companies creating solutions for global challenges, delivering sustainable prosperity throughout Ireland. I wish the shortlisted companies every success.”


Ciara Finlay, Irish Medtech Association, Senior Executive, concluded, “The Irish Medtech Awards have been a measure of the industry’s success for the best part of two decades. Not only has the size and scale of the sector dramatically risen, but its increased sophistication can be seen with recent award categories including strategic areas such as innovation, digital health, diversity and representation, collaboration, and sustainability. More recently we’ve seen over €1,000 million in investments and an additional 3,430 jobs publicly announced in the sector in less than two years. While we can’t wait to see how the medtech sector will look in another two or even 20 years, now is the time to celebrate those who are transforming the industry today.”




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