Health Innovation Hub Ireland and The Digital Hub join forces to bring connected health entrepreneurs and experts from HSE, HPRA, investment and public health, together for ‘Startup Week Dublin 2019’

News | Posted on: 26 September, 2019

Startup Week Dublin 2019 powered by Dublin City Council is a celebration of entrepreneurs, innovation and community in Dublin. As part of Dublin City Council’s  ‘Start up week Dublin’ Health innovation Hub Ireland (Trinity College Dublin) and The Digital Hub will host a joint event, ‘Connected health in Ireland – how we shape it and how we make it’.

Connected health in Ireland – how we shape it and how we make it’ brings together experts from HSE procurement, clinical, finance, industry, regulatory and investment in an event dedicated to health tech start-ups with MC Kieran Daly, CTO and co-founder of Health Beacon, on Thursday October 24.


  • Enterprise Ireland HPSU: Noel Daly
  • HSE procurement: Seán Bresnan
  • St James Informatics Directorate: Miriam Roche
  • HBAN: Julian Seymour
  • Health Innovation Hub Ireland: Eimear Galvin
  • HPRA: Anne Tobin
  • BOI Start Ups: Hilary Coates


  • Experts ‘Key insight’: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • Speed networking: 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

Location: The Digital Hub, Dublin 8


Following a ‘Key insight’ from each expert, a round of speed networking with companies begins. Each expert has five available ‘one on one’ time slots, allocated on a first come, first serve basis through online registration. Refreshments will be provided so that attendees who have not secured an expert speed session can network with their peers. Full details are available upon registration here.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland Manager (TCD), Eimear Galvin said:

“With The Digital Hub we have created an event for Start Up Week that offers instant access to the expertise required to make home grown connected health solutions successful.

“A significant percentage of the companies that work nationally in HIHI are Irish connected health solutions. This reflects the global shift towards personalised preventative healthcare and where we see the most potential for cost savings in healthcare.”

Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said:

“The Digital Hub is delighted to be supporting Startup Week Dublin 2019 with TCD Health Innovation Hub to bring connected health entrepreneurs and experts from Irish Tech and Health ecosystem together.

At The Digital Hub, ten per cent of our enterprise cluster is now comprised of healthtech companies. Our ambition is to continue to grow this sub-sector and to create and provide a supportive and collaborative environment for the benefit of companies already located or looking to move to The Digital Hub.”

Now in its second year, Techstars Startup Week™ Dublin powered by Dublin City Council brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days this October 21st – 25th 2019 to build momentum and opportunity around our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.