HIHI included as part of ‘Future Jobs Ireland’ – government plan to answer needs of our businesses and workers

News | Posted on: 13 March, 2019

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD, launched Future Jobs Ireland 2019: Preparing Now for Tomorrow’s Economy, a new, whole-of-Government framework for the next phase of Ireland’s economic development.

Future Jobs Ireland 2019 is the first in a series of annual reports, which outlines the Government’s longer-term ambitions for the future of the economy, under five key pillars:

  • Embracing Innovation and Technological Change
  • Improving SME Productivity
  • Enhancing Skills & Developing and Attracting Talent
  • Increasing Participation in the Workforce
  • Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy

Highlighted in the report is the role of HIHI in the development and commercialisation of new healthcare technologies, products and services emerging from within the health service, and/or the enterprise sector. The Innovation Workshops for healthcare staff are noted for building a sustainable culture of improvement and innovation through education and providing a pipeline of ideas from healthcare staff for HIHI to support. Similarly, the new HIHI developed, TCD branded Diploma in Healthcare Innovation, which aims to be a catalyst in strengthening the innovation mind-set within the Irish healthcare landscape is detailed. Participants for this new Diploma will be drawn from both healthcare services and industry and are expected to drive the adoption and embedding of innovation in the Irish healthcare system.

Full report here.