More than 800 executives from the global medical technology and healthcare sectors will attend Med in Ireland, a major international business event taking place in Dublin, Ireland, on October 10, 2019.
The invite-only event, which is open to expressions of interest, includes a full day’s conference with presentations from top executives and key opinion leaders from around the world. It provides an opportunity for international visitors to experience the future of medtech, in a country acknowledged as a global medtech hub.
Med in Ireland is a one-day event exploring how innovative Irish companies are transforming the future of healthcare and manufacturing. Discover the secrets behind the success of the Irish medtech ecosystem and meet the innovators changing what’s possible. The event brings together innovative Irish medtech companies with healthcare providers and manufacturing partners from around the world.
For many visitors, the primary attraction is the chance to participate in a tailored program of visits to some of Ireland’s most innovative medtech and healthcare companies, organised by Enterprise Ireland, the trade and innovation agency, for introductions to potential research, innovation, and manufacturing partners.
Med in Ireland provides a chance for visitors to experience first-hand Ireland’s highly innovative medtech sector and to understand how a small country on the western periphery of Europe is producing so many groundbreaking medtech companies.
The country’s achievements in the sector are rooted in a unique government-backed, industry-supported, and research-led ecosystem, which helps to create, grow and scale Irish medtech innovators around the world. This approach has enabled Ireland to become internationally recognised as a location of choice for medtech activity, exporting €12.6 billion worth of goods to 100 countries each year.
That’s why at the last biennial Med in Ireland event in 2017, buyers from 43 countries visited the RDS in Dublin, at which 1,200 business partnering meetings took place. In addition, over 140 bespoke buyer visits to Irish company sites took place.
Medtech sales worldwide are forecast to reach €530 billion by 2024. It’s the most innovative sector in Europe, resulting in 13,795 patents filed with the European Patent Office. Digital health alone is forecast to have sales of €15.7 billion by 2024.
Irish companies will make a significant contribution to this growth, helping to define the future of healthcare globally. The country hosts almost 300 homegrown medtech businesses supported by IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, the biggest seed investor of start-ups in Europe.
“Med in Ireland is an opportunity for us to fly in top international customers from around the world so that they can see the medtech industry we have in Ireland,” said Deirdre Glenn, director of life sciences at Enterprise Ireland. “And for Enterprise Ireland client companies to do business across diagnostics, medical devices, digital health and the supply chain of precision engineering and component manufacturing.”
Med in Ireland 2019 will deliver opportunities to network with innovative Irish medtech companies transforming the future of the industry, and the chance to conduct on-site visits with exhibitors and arrange one-to-one meetings. Insights into medtech trends from inspiring keynote speakers and exciting innovations within the sector will help provide a deeper understanding of the collaborative medtech research taking place in Ireland’s Higher Education Institutes.
For more information on Med in Ireland 2019, please visit https://medinireland.ie/.