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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.

Ireland is home to 14 of the top 15 MedTech companies – spanning multiple sites across the country
Over 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 medical devices, advanced materials, smart manufacturing, data analytics

Source Great Talent

There are over 40,000 people employed in Ireland’s MedTech industry. This makes Ireland the largest employer of MedTech professionals in Europe per capita.

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 a tax credit of 25% for R&D activity
Irish ecosystem connects people, ideas and technology