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Leading Names in Medtech

Ireland’s medtech sector has a 50-year track record of attracting investment and the sector now includes more than 300 companies. Many IDA Ireland medtech clients have multiple sites around Ireland.

300+ medtech companies operate in Ireland
40,000 people employed in the sector

An Exporting Powerhouse

The sector continues to evolve, expanding its capabilities to include innovation, digitalisation and next-generation technologies. Sub-sectors include: Vascular/Neuromodulation, Orthopaedic, Diagnostics, Hospital/Homecare Products, Ophthalmic, Drug Delivery /Combination Devices, Healthcare Services/Technology Operations, Connected/Digital Health.

€13+ billion annual exports
Medtech accounts for 8% of exports from Ireland

Collaboration Made Easy

Ireland’s medtech ecosystem provides multiple opportunities for collaboration, asset sharing, supplier relationships and co-investment. Its mature, integrated medical technology community spans cutting-edge industry, academic and clinical research groups and government agencies.

Interact with leading names in software, engineering and industrial technology, cybersecurity and more
World-class research centres focus on advanced materials, industrial automation, data analytics

Source Great Talent

There are 40,000 people employed in Ireland’s medtech industry. Ireland ranks first in the EU for availability of skilled workers to fill technology roles, while our EU membership provides unrestricted access to a labour pool of more than 240 million people.

A deep pool of highly trained technical and managerial medtech talent
Fast-track support for employment permits for skilled international labour

Support for Innovation

There is a range of supports available in Ireland at every stage of medtech activity, from early-stage research through to near-commercial activity. These include incentives for building in-company capacity, sourcing skills, and collaboration opportunities.

Feasibility and research grants, plus tax incentives for R&D activity
Irish ecosystem connects people, ideas and technology