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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. 
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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


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


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: Apply by midnight on Tuesday, 5th April.

HSE-HIHI Spark Ignite Programme wins at the CIPD Ireland HR Awards 2022

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As the most prestigious HR awards in Ireland, the annual CIPD Ireland HR Awards showcases the best in HR and the people profession. The annual awards recognise and reward innovation and excellence in the fields of HR, Learning and Development, and people management.

This years competition was stiff and the best of the people profession was demonstrated by each and every entry. Congratulations to all of the 2022 winners for their hard work and innovative initiatives that saw them recognised as the best in their category.

The HSE-HIHI Spark Ignite programme won the 2022 Employee Empowerment and Trust Award in a closely contested category. The CIPD judges were impressed by the high levels of commitment of the healthcare participants despite the pressure of COVID-19, and the stories of innovation and positive impact on frontline delivery, making a real difference to patient care.

The programme was set up to drive an innovation mind-set in the health sector by empowering the best ideas in frontline health services and supporting them to come to life. It operates as a mini accelerator process with staff pitching for funding, getting training support and external mentorship.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) were delighted to accept the award with the HSE’s Spark Programme at Friday’s event. This award is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and belief of HSE staff to build a better healthcare system for themselves, their patients, and the country.

Employee empowerment and trust Award sponsored by Sanderson

HSE-HIHI Spark Ignite

HSE-HIHI Spark Ignite is the only staff-facing, bottom up, innovation competition available to the 115,000+ HSE employees. Its mission is to enable HSE staff to validate unmet needs in healthcare, determine if a market exists for their proposed solution, product, or service to meet that need, and to support the further development of those ideas. The programme is supported by the HSE, Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI), Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD), National Health and Social Care Professions Office (HSCP), National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP), and the Local Enterprise Office Galway.


The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development – responsible for championing better work and working lives. They set the gold standard for people management and development and influence policy and practice in the world of work.

With a highly respected Royal Charter, they are the only professional body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and Learning and Development professionals, making them the career partner of choice for 6,000 CIPD members in Ireland and over 160,000 members worldwide.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland is delighted to announce the new webinar series “HIHI Pulse”

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“Female Innovators in HealthTech- Inspiring our Future”
When: 2pm Friday 22nd April ​2022
Guest speakers: Aoife Ní Mhuirí, CEO and Founder of Salaso Health Solutions
                             Diane Nevin, CEO Grit International Female Accelerator/ GDT Health Network
More speakers to be announced soon 
“Healthcare Data Management-Why is it so Important?”
 When: 2pm Friday 30th  September 2022
Speakers to be announced soon
“Sustainability and New Ways of Healthcare Delivery”
 When: 2pm Friday 9th December 2022
Speakers to be announced soon

 Register here 

Irish Tech news reports on HIHI’s 20 health tech innovations showcase

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Health Innovation Hub Ireland has launched “20 healthtech innovations to watch in 2022”.

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.

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Silicon Republic’s gives snapshot of HIHI’s 20 health tech innovations in Ireland to watch in 2022

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Last week, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, launched a list compiled by Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) of Irish companies that are disrupting the health-tech sector with new innovations.

HIHI is a joint venture of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Department of Health, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Health Service Executive to drive collaboration between the health service and enterprise. It is headquartered at University College Cork and has bases in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Here are 20 Irish innovators it has identified in the growing health-tech space, with companies looking to improve health services and bring them up to speed in 2022.

Read more about these 20 health tech Irish innovators:


Local Enterprise Week 2022: Agile Ambition – Funding for Innovation

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Every company needs to innovate. It needs to continue to grow, adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of the consumer and the marketplace. Sometimes innovation can be small steps, easily taken. But sometimes it requires investment. And here’s where the Agile Innovation Fund can help.

The Agile Innovation Fund gives small companies rapid access to funding to develop new technologies, new products or to respond more quickly to develop new market opportunities.

This event tells the story of two companies who have successfully received this support through their Local Enterprise Office. Their stories demonstrate how this is helping them diversify and scale their businesses. The event will also examine the online application process for the Agile Innovation Fund, giving insights and advice on how to present your case for funding.

If your business is ready for Innovation funding support, this event is not to be missed. Book your place now!


An Taoiseach, Mr Micheál Martin TD, launches HIHI’s Healthtech Innovation Showcase

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“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.

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

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

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.