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HIHI in Galway feature in Saolta newsletter

News | Posted on: 25 July, 2018
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HSE, the Saolta University Health Care Group and NUI Galway are happy to announce that Health Innovation Hub Ireland are now based in the West. Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) works across the health sector and with Irish businesses to solve challenges in healthcare.
Commenting, Aisling Dolan, Manager of the new office said

‘We are delighted our new office will open here in September 2018 on the ground floor of the Lambe Translational Institute for Research and beside the Clinical Research Facility (CRF). We have a team in place and will be running IGNITE Innovation 2018 aimed at HSE staff here and Innovation Into Healthcare focused and open calls for start-ups and SMEs. We have an open door policy to anyone with an idea to improve patient care – so drop by and meet our team’.

I am working in the HSE here in Galway and I have a great idea, what do I do next?

IGNITE 2018 is a competition where individuals or teams can submit innovative ideas and have an opportunity to engage with experts in innovation. The best applicants will be brought together for a dragon’s den style pitch on 6th December, winners and 5 runners-up will receive a bursary to develop their idea in collaboration with Health Innovation Hub Ireland. A follow-on from the success of Neurotransmitter 2017, IGNITE 2018 will launch in September, this is open to people working in Healthcare in the West of Ireland.

Health Innovation Hub will join with partners HSE NDTP (National Doctors Training & Planning), the Spark Innovation Programme and Dr Dara Byrne, Intern Co-Ordinator NUI Galway/West Northwest (WNW) Intern Training Network and Director of Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation (ICAPPS) NUI Galway and to deliver this programme to healthcare providers in the West.

Dr Dara Byrne highlighted ‘We are excited to work with our partners in the Hub and the HSE to build on the success of Neurotransmitter with IGNITE 2018. This is a chance to submit your own idea or to work with a team, to build your innovation skills and to compete in a pitch event’ and Aisling emphasized ‘We will be promoting this programme over the next few months and with such a high interest in this programme – Health Innovation Hub Ireland and the HSE are hoping to expand this further to Cork and Dublin in 2019’.
How do I get in touch?

Come talk to our team and follow us on Twitter to find out about our upcoming events @hihireland.
Aisling Dolan, Manager, Galway, Health Innovation Hub Ireland, aisling.dolan@nuigalway.ie
Dr Diana Hogan-Murphy, Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist, HSE & HIHI Clinical Co-ordinator diana.hogan.murphy@hihi.ie
Dr Jimmy Eaton-Evans, Technology Evaluator, Health Innovation Hub Ireland jeaton-evans@nuigalway.ie