An Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin TD, launches HIHI’s Healthtech Innovation Showcase
“20 health tech innovations to watch in 2022”
Cork, Thursday 24th February, 2022. Today, Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) launched “20 healthtech innovations to watch in 2022”. This showcase is a snapshot of 20 of Ireland’s inspiring healthtech innovations. https://hih.ie/downloads/HIHI-Innovation-Showcase-eBrochure.pdf
The application of these home-grown innovations in healthcare leads to better patient outcomes, efficiencies, and a supported healthcare system. These projects have been delivered through HIHI in Irish healthcare sites nationally – in HSE acute, primary and community sites, in private healthcare, in pharmacies and GP practices and directly with the public. HIHI provides a vital link between Irish companies and leading health professionals and clinicians to pilot and test these innovative solutions, an important step on their innovation journey to ultimately improve the health and the lives of people
An Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin TD said:
‘Supporting Ireland’s highly innovative indigenous companies is imperative in growing our economy and in delivering jobs for our future. Health Innovation Hub Ireland plays an important role in our start-up ecosystem, enabling clinical access and delivering clinical pilots of innovative healthcare products. Last week we the government announced a €90 million fund to support Irish start-ups and I’m delighted to see this showcase of strong Irish healthcare companies who, in working with Health Innovation Hub Ireland, have already demonstrated potential’.
Through HIHI, the 20 companies showcased have demonstrated impact and value in healthcare. They have availed of the unique HIHI innovation pathway for companies seeking pilot or validation studies in an Irish healthcare setting.
The “healthtech innovations to watch” features 10 HIHI clinical pilots – Ostoform, MY OT&Me, Zendra Health, Wellola, Hygiene Audits, Syncrophi, ViClarity, Hibergene Diagnostics, Dental Tech Group, Salasso and Yellow Schedule. The clinical product evaluations spotlighted include Gasgon Medical, PacSana, Novus Diagnostics, Symphysis, Think Biosolution, MedDeus, xwave, Feeltect, PPR Healthcare. The showcase companies and their innovative products and solutions can be found on this https://hih.ie/downloads/HIHI-Innovation-Showcase-eBrochure.pdf
Dr. Tanya Mulcahy – Interim Director Health Innovation Hub Ireland explained the role of the health tech innovation sector: ‘There is a real buzz in the health technology innovation sector in Ireland today, with new ideas and start-ups being developed throughout the country. It is imperative that these companies are supported at the critical stages of their product development to access our healthcare system and to engage with clinical experts. Through our strong collaboration with the HSE, and Enterprise Ireland and our academic base in UCC, NUIG, MTU and TCD, we make it easier and faster for these companies to develop their products. We are immensely proud of the companies that we’ve chosen for our showcase, in working with these companies we have seen the value that they bring to healthcare and to Ireland.’
Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) supports and guides Ireland’s healthcare innovation industry. Over the past five years, HIHI has supported more than 400 healthtech companies, guiding their innovation journey, providing clinical assessment and feedback and delivering pilot studies of their products in healthcare. Driving healthcare innovation is in the hub’s DNA as it works with emerging and growing Irish companies. Those who succeed will impact healthcare outcomes, export their products, create jobs and improve patient care.
HIHI continues to assist new innovators, start-ups and SME’s helping ensure that Ireland is a world leader in the delivery of healthcare and in the development of innovative healthtech. HIHI is looking to the future, further seeking new products and solutions and has recently launched the HIHI Open Call 2022 and is now seeking applications from companies with market ready healthcare solutions who are ready to pilot in healthcare. The Call closes on March 7th and application details are available on https://hih.ie/engage/open-call/
By working with HIHI, companies are supported through their innovation journey and are in a stronger position to leverage investment and future sales.
“We’ve done it” . Pictured at the launch of Health Innovation Hub Ireland’s Innovation Showcase“20 healthtech innovators to watch in 2022” are An Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin TD and Jake Dalton (13) demonstrating one of the products mastering MyOT&Me’s at home OT games just one of the 20 to watch innovations for 2022.