OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Research, Innovation and Growth: Where Does the Irish Medtech Industry Go From Here?
09:00 - 09:30
T.D. Minister of State for OPW
T.D. Minister of State for OPW


Opening of Connected Devices Technology
10:00 - 10:10 Marina's Private Section
Business Development Manage
eg technology
Health Economics and its increasing importance in evaluating Medtec companies
10:10 - 10:40 Marina's Private Section
  • Cost effectiveness Ratio
  • Evidence Map
  • Health economic modelling
Case study: Recent advancements on lab-on-a-chip technologies for point-of-care diagnostics and systems biology
10:40 - 11:10 Marina's Private Section
Professor of Microsystems
BDI - Biomedical Diagnostics Institute/ NCSR - National Centre for Sensor Research/ DCU - Dublin City University
  • Comprehensive process integration, automation and parallelization of bioanalytical assays
  • Allowing complex logical flow control architectures generated by strategic repetition of elementary building blocks such as transistors
  • Applications in point-of-care diagnostics
Networking Break and Exhibition Visit
11:10 - 11:40 Marina's Private Section
Networking Break
Latest developments in Point of Care: Abbot Case Study
11:40 - 12:10 Marina's Private Section
Point of Care Ambassador
Mobile applications Healthcare
12:10 - 12:40 Marina's Private Section
European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
Hanna Moore + Curley
  • Develop your medtech intellectual property strategy
  • Special considerations for connected health and mobile applications
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
Networking Break and Exhibition Visit
12:40 - 13:20 Marina's Private Section
Networking Break
Case study: Breakthrough medical technologies to regenerate Human tissue and delay the requirement for knee and hip replacements
13:20 - 13:50 Marina's Private Section
SurgaColl Technologies
  • Latest technologies on Cartillage and Bone repair
  • First clinical uses and outcome
Neuromodulation – The biomaterials challenge
13:50 - 14:20 Marina's Private Section
Research Scientist&Investigator
CURAM - Center for Research and Medical Devices, NUI Galway
  • Neural biomaterials
  • Neural interfaces (NI)
  • Advances in implantable electrode technologies
Networking Break and Exhibition Visit
14:20 - 14:50 Marina's Private Section
Networking Break
Ophthalmology New Technology (Devices and Treatments) for retinal disease
14:50 - 15:20 Marina's Private Section
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Mater Private Hospital
  • Retinal Transplantation
  • Gene Therapy
  • Assistive Technology
Cardiovascular: Update in Transcatheter Heart Valve Technologies and Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI): what’s next?
15:20 - 15:50 Marina's Private Section
Apica Cardiovascular (Ireland)
  • Next generation devices for TAVI
  • Latest innovations on treating structural heart diseases
  • Standardizing apical access and closure
15:50 - 16:00 Marina's Private Section
Business Development Manage
eg technology


Opening Inventor, Entrepreneur and Start-up Forum
10:00 - 10:10 Veranda Lounge
Managing Director
i4 Product Design
Case study: Medical Devices Innovation & Unmet Clinical Needs
10:10 - 10:40 Veranda Lounge
Programme Manager
BioInnovate Ireland
  • Access – the key to enable innovators to develop new medical technologies
  • Identifying unmet clinical needs for improving patient care
  • Finding market opportunities
Baked in Usability Engineering in Medical Device Development
10:40 - 11:10 Veranda Lounge
Medical Design Director
Design Partners
  • What kind of experience are you creating for customers
  • How do you go about understanding your customers
  • How do you know you are addressing their needs, wants and concerns.
  • How are you optimising the possibility of commercial success.
Networking Break and Exhibition Visit
11:10 - 11:40 Veranda Lounge
Networking Break
Developing an effective business plan: the map to successful medtech business
11:40 - 12:50 Veranda Lounge
Consultant and Lead Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Galway University Hospitals

Developing an effective business plan : the map to successful medtec business

Networking Break and Exhibition Visit
12:50 - 13:40 Veranda Lounge
Networking Break
A live Irish example - Developing a product together: the New "syndicate model"
13:40 - 14:20 Veranda Lounge
Chief Scientific Officer
CelgenTek Innovations Corp.
  • Translation of biomaterials from lab to operating theatre
  • Industry consolidation impact on innovation
  • Syndication strategy for smaller companies
  • An evidence based medicine approach
  • Regulatory challenges and opportunities
Case Study: Documentation and MedTech – The Untapped Value-Adds
14:20 - 14:40 Veranda Lounge
Service Delivery Manager
TWi Ltd.
  • The “unseen” value to documentation projects
  • Ensure standardised information design and management practices and maximise resource efficiency
  • Review feedback from regulatory bodies to help clients identify documentation requirements and improvements
  • Optimise documentation quality and content management practices and improve the usability of documentation
Networking Break and Exhibition Visit
14:40 - 15:10 Veranda Lounge
Networking Break
Case study: Developing a breakthrough technology that provides predictive screening for preeclampsia in early pregnancy
15:10 - 15:40 Veranda Lounge
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Metabolomic Diagnostics Limited
  • Three Pillars Of Success: Unmet Medical Need, Clinical Utility, Endorsement Of Key Opinion Leaders
  • IVDs Within The Wider Medical Device Ecosystem 
  • Using Screening Tests To Maintain Wellness
  • Precision Prediction Prevention
  • Patient Safety Risk Management 
  • Using Standards To Demonstrate Compliance With Regulatory Requirements 
15:40 - 15:50 Veranda Lounge

Networking Drinks Reception

Networking Drinks Reception
16:30 - 19:00 Kings Head Pub