Health Innovation Hub Launches in Ireland

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today officially launched Health Innovation Hub Ireland, a key element of the Action Plan for Jobs 2016 and the Programme for Government.

The Hub is hosted by UCC in partnership with CIT, NUIG & Trinity College Dublin. This is supported by the Dept. of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland, and the Department of Health through the HSE.

I am delighted to launch the Health Innovation Hub Ireland today. This project is important because it will foster a unique partnership between the health service and the enterprise sector – Simon Harris

The project will establish Ireland as a leading location for start-ups, and expanding healthcare companies, allowing easy interaction with hospitals and primary care centres. The aim of Health Innovation Hub Ireland is to drive collaboration between the health service and enterprise; leading to the development of new healthcare technologies, products, and services.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, outlines the benefits to enterprise of this initiative. “Enterprise Ireland is delighted to support the initiative. It will ultimately go towards improving our own health service and further elevate Ireland’s status as a global leader in healthcare solutions.”

Health Innovation Hub Ireland wants to hear from people in industry, healthcare professionals, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs who can demonstrate they have unique applied technologies and solutions ready for further commercial development or have an idea or concept that needs further development in Ireland.