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Irish Medtech Skillnet

Network Sector

Biopharma / Medtech, Engineering / Construction, Manufacturing / Supply Chain

Network Region


Network Manager

Ann O'Connell

Network Promoter

Irish Medtech Association

Network Contact

Hazel Hickey


061 431803


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Network Overview

Irish Medtech Skillnet supports businesses of all sizes in the medical technology and engineering sectors through the provision of subsidised upskilling programmes. The network’s mission is to further Ireland’s position as an emerging global medical technology hub by enhancing the specialised knowledge and skills of the talent base.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible training courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. Irish Medtech Skillnet is promoted by the Irish Medtech Association, an Ibec business association. The Network is open to private enterprises in the medtech and engineering sectors.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

“The Product Development Assessment Tool provided by the Irish Medtech Skillnet represents best practice in product and process design, while delivering a framework for companies in the Irish Medtech sector to prepare a roadmap to product development excellence.”

Declan Slemon - Aerogen Ltd

“The Irish Medtech Skillnet supports the growth strategy of our contract manufacturing business by providing niche, high quality training at low cost which helps to address our upskilling and talent needs. It also supports excellent networking opportunities for our staff.”

Emma Kilgallon - West Pharma

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