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Innsomnia Accelerator in Spain’s Open Call – Distrito eHealth seeks start-ups from all over the world!

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Innsomnia, an accelerator located in Spain specialising in open innovation programmes in different disciplines, introduces their Open Call, District Health, which consists of a public-private open innovation programme that aims to create a whole innovation health ecosystem.

This Open Call closes on February 28, 2022 and seeks start-ups from all over the world to implement proof of concepts in different public hospitals within the Valencian region, sponsored by private corporations in the sector

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Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation applications open until 10th February…

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Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare innovation – General Information (open evening links below)



Welcome to the new Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation commencing 25th March 2022.  This part-time programme is being delivered by Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace in collaboration with the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and Health Innovation Hub Ireland.   

This unique collaboration offers a fantastic opportunity for those working in the healthcare sector who would like to become agents or ambassadors of change.  The course will equip individuals with the entrepreneurial skills to identify and evaluate opportunities for innovation across a range of healthcare settings and the confidence to take ideas forward for support and through to implementation.  Classes will be delivered online,  Fridays and  Saturdays, across 12 days  between 25th March and 16th July 2022  and graduates will be awarded a Level 9 Certification from Trinity College Dublin. 

Full details on the course and a link to start an application or request further support, can be found at:

You can also watch back a recent Fireside Chat with Rosemary Deneher of Tangent and Adjunct Professor Dan Maher of the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.



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 Calling all in Healthcare  – clinicians, academics and health professionals !

 Please join our virtual Open Evening on Thursday January 20th 7pm find out more about the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Innovation and check out if this programme could be for you. Free places available for eligible participants.   

This event will also present you with the opportunity to ask questions to the Programme Team across Tangent, Adjunct Professor Dan Maher, The School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Tara McGrath, recent programme graduate and Head of Innovation at Novartis.

Register your place today at

All the recent achievements for companies HIHI are proud to have supported!

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Following the success of HIHI companies (SalasoYellow ScheduleSyncrophi and TriMedika) at the Health Technology Innovations Awards, here are some more achievements for our companies:

–        Gasgon Medical was winner at InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn winner €100,000

–        Gabadoo (MyOTandMe), Stimul.aiStratos Medical and SymPhysis Medical have been shortlisted for Medical Start-up of the year at National Start-up Awards, judging on Monday (29.11.21). won the gold and Symphysis Medical won the silver awards!

–        xWaveGasgon Medical and RedZinc were shortlisted for the Innovation Award at Future Health Summit.

–        Gabadoo (MyOTandMe) was shortlisted for Tech4Good Award at Technology Ireland Ibec Industry Awards 2021

Three Seed Finance Workshops November, 2021

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Drew O’Sullivan will be providing another series of three Seed Finance Workshops in November as part of the Commercialisation Fund Network (CFN 3).
They will be focused on the area of seed finance and will be of particular benefit to Comm Fund teams looking to spin-out, and early stage companies looking for initial investment.
The previous sessions that Drew did for EI were excellent and gave a real hands-on insight into the whole process.

Registration link and further details below.

Seed Finance Workshops I, II and III will run over three sessions as follows:

  1. Tuesday 16th November 10am-12pm
  2. Tuesday 23rd November 10am-12pm
  3. Tuesday 30th November 10am-12pm

By registering you will receive a Zoom link for each of the three sessions.

The workshops are aimed at early stage start-up companies seeking to raise business angel or venture capital finance. They will be delivered by Intertrade Ireland Lead Equity Advisor, Drew O’Sullivan.


Sources of Finance
• Angel/Venture Capital a source of capital, but only one of several – Who are they – HBAN, VCs etc.
• Expectations of Angel, VC (their Limited Partner expectations) – For what kind of company…
• Why think like an Angel/VC?

What Angel/VC look for, deck/plan
• Prepare to win…
• Deck outline

Investment Terms
• Process – Preparation, VC qualification, materials
• Term sheet – Process
• Key terms – Control, Economics

Evolution of Cap Table
• Impact of Employee Stock Ownership Plan
• The Promote

Cashflow Forecasting
• Get Customers cash sooner and Pay Suppliers Later
• Sales Pipeline Forecasting

Business Models
• Customer Funded
• Investor Funded

Business Planning Insights
• BackCasting
• Unit Economics

• Venture Model

Power of Pricing, Profitability & Value
• Impact of Increased Gross Profit



Novus Diagnostics: a medtech with an award-winning idea for sepsis

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Read how Novus Diagnostic’s flagship product, SepTec, a point-of-care medical device for the rapid and efficient screening of sepsis, is a game-changer in its aim to save lives and improve costs.

Multi-award winning Novus Diagnostics and SepTec are attracting investors and clinicians from around the world.

Read more about this in Silicon Republic’s article:

HIHI supports MyOT&Me’s Octobox motor skills programme pilot for children in Cork

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A new occupational therapy (OT) pilot is helping children experiencing difficulties with school-related skills and daily activities and helps tackle occupational therapy waiting lists in Cork.

The founders of MyOT&Me saw a need for an online paediatric OT resource for children who may have developmental delays as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Read all about MyOT&Me and their Octobox pilot here:


HIHI Spotlight on the Innovator Series – Think Biosolution

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This month we are showcasing the Think Bisolution case study in our HIHI spotlight on the Innovator series. HIHI facilitated a feasibility study and ran a focus group comprising of twenty healthcare professionals to inform product development.

Read more on this case study on our case studies page:

“Health Innovation Hub Ireland provided critical support in the early days of Think Biosolution.  The ability to do clinical validation of our platform and device enabled us to accelerate our development process.  Working with Health Innovation Hub Ireland not only helped us understand the challenges of deploying our solution in Europe, but helps us understand the key steps and timeline towards performing feasibility studies elsewhere in Europe and the USA.  Health Innovation Hub Ireland has an international team of experts who are super hands-on in helping digital companies in every step of the process.  It is a great opportunity for any innovative healthcare company in Ireland to validate their technology early on with real world clinical experts.” Shourjya Sanyal, CEO, Think Biosolution