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HIHI launces new Femtech initiative for Ireland!

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The aim is to provide access to clinical, research and business expertise – through the Ireland South Women and Infants Directorate for clinical expertise and UCC Innovation for research expertise. A team of advisers will be on hand to provide business and enterprise support.

HIHI’s aim is to stimulate the creation of an ecosystem of experts and entrepreneurs, leading to more women founders in Ireland and attracting more investors here.

Read more on this exciting venture and how to join the network in Ireland here

 

Texas Medical Centre Innovation Talk at HIHI

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Speakers Tom Luby, Director TMC Innovation and Emily Reiser, Associate Director, TMC Innovation provided an overview of TMC Innovation, and how the Centre forms, fosters, recruits, and funds healthcare companies at NUI Galway last Friday to an audience of over 130 people online and in person.

They discussed how they engage with and evaluate start-up companies, provide support to entrepreneurs as they broaden their vision and network, and perform diligence on the companies seeking to progress clinical and business milestones.

The talk is available here

 

Texas Medical Centre Innovation Talk at HIHI

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Speakers Tom Luby, Director TMC Innovation and Emily Reiser, Associate Director, TMC Innovation provided an overview of TMC Innovation, and how the Centre forms, fosters, recruits, and funds healthcare companies at NUI Galway last Friday to an audience of over 130 people online and in person. They discussed how they engage with and evaluate start-up companies, provide support to entrepreneurs as they broaden their vision and network, and perform diligence on the companies seeking to progress clinical and business milestones.

Dr. Tanya Mulcahy appointed Director of Health Innovation Hub Ireland

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Health Innovation Hub Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tanya Mulcahy as Director.

Tanya has held the position of Interim Director since February 2021 and the position of National Manager since 2016. She has over 30 years’ experience in the start-up,  pharma, product development and research industry in Ireland and the US. She has a PhD in Cancer Genetics, has conducted postdoctoral research in Neuropsychiatric Genetics, has a BSc in Biochemistry and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials. In 2021 she was appointed by the Minister for Health to the HPRA Medical Device Advisory Committee, she is a member of the National Clinical Trials Office Advisory Committee and a mentor on a number of programmes. Tanya is based in the HIHI Headquarters in University College Cork.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) is a national government backed initiative supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Health Service Executive. HIHI is led by University College Cork with partners Munster Technological University, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway.  Health Innovation Hub Ireland drives engagement between industry and healthcare to support the assessment, development and piloting of new technologies, from ideas to product, within the Irish healthcare system. Since 2016, HIHI has supported more than 500 healthcare companies, engaged with more than 400 healthcare staff ideas and delivered innovation education programmes to over 1000 people.

Delegation from Texas Medical Centre to deliver talk in Galway

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A delegation from the Texas Medical Centre (link) are visiting NUI Galway on Friday the  6th of May 2022. TMC is the largest medical city in the world. It is home to the largest children’s hospital and world’s largest cancer hospital. The attached PDF has more information on their activities. TMC have a number of initiatives to support InnovationClinical Research, and Venture Funding.
 
Speakers Tom Luby, Director TMC Innovation and Emily Reiser, Associate Director, TMC Innovation will provide an overview of TMC Innovation, and how the Centre forms, fosters, recruits, and funds healthcare companies. 
For more information and to register, click below:

HIHI Pulse – Female Innovators in HealthTech – Inspiring Our Future

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Health Innovation Hub Ireland is delighted to announce the new webinar series entitled “HIHI Pulse“.
The first webinar in the series “Female Innovators in HealthTech- Inspiring Our Future” will take place on Friday April 22nd.
The panel will be moderated by HIHI Interim Director Dr Tanya Mulcahy with an excellent line-up of panelists from across the healthtech innovation sector including:
Diane Nevin, CEO and Founder of GDTHealth Network
Marian Kennedy, CEO and Founder of PPR Healthcare Ltd.
Aoife Ni Mhuirí, CEO and Founder of Salaso
Please submit your questions in advance to eimer.oconnell@nuigalway.ie

 

When: 14:00 pm Friday 22nd April 2022

 

Register HERE

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s Annual National Call

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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is a not for profit organisation that supports people who have innovative ideas to solve a social problem.

They are currently open for applications for their annual national call and are encouraging people across the country to “be the change you seek” by applying for a place on its:

 1.            Ideas Academy – aimed at those with an early-stage idea to solve a social problem

Or

2.            Impact Programme – aimed at high-potential social entrepreneurs looking to grow the impact of their organisation.

 You can find out more on their website: https://www.socialentrepreneurs.ie. Apply by midnight on Tuesday, 5th April.