Through an active educational programme, we want to embed an innovation culture in the HSE and voluntary hospitals that finds solutions to problems and improves patient care.

The HIHI suite of educational products designed to address the challenge of creating a culture of innovation within the Irish healthcare sector.

The overall aim is to embed ambassadors of innovation within the healthcare sector and build a national network of alumni who will foster an internal ecosystem of entrepreneurship within the HSE.

HIHI education programmes are designed to empower problem solvers and convert thinking into action.


HIHI delivers a series of Roadshows at hospitals throughout the country. If you would like us to come and present to your hospital we are happy to travel and engage with you and your colleagues directly. Please feel free to get in touch and request a visit.


The HIHI educational environment has been built to encourage innovation within the HSE and voluntary hospitals. Through a series of five workshops, over 12 months, we give HSE staff the tools to experiment, think and propose solutions. Our workshops teach busy people how to translate ideas into products and services.

Diploma in Healthcare Innovation.

HIHI is delivered through a consortium of four academic partners, one of which – Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has specific responsibility for the delivery of educational products that will stimulate a culture of innovation in Irish healthcare. This Postgraduate Diploma is led by Prof Seamas Donnelly – Professor of Medicine and Director for Global Relations at the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and HIHI Principal Investigator, as part of this remit.

This Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation will be a key catalyst in transforming the innovation mind-set within the Irish healthcare landscape. Participants are expected to lead the evolution of the adoption and embedding of innovation in the Irish healthcare system

A one-year Level 9 full time postgraduate diploma programme, it is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of embedding an innovation culture within healthcare, and gain insights into the latest thinking on creative and practical implementation of new ventures within medicine. This programme is designed specifically for those working in healthcare who want to make a measurable difference in how healthcare will be delivered in the future. More here

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