Today for the fifth annual European Medtech Week the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the sector, has launched “The Medtech Entrepreneur”. This is a special publication with more than 50 interviews with CEOs, founders and business leaders on their experience starting and growing a medtech business in Ireland.
CEOs and Founders of Irish businesses share their experience and advice in The Medtech Entrepreneur on reaching key milestones from identifying unmet clinical needs and conducting clinical trials, to attracting funding, demonstrating safety and getting regulatory approval. The Irish Medtech Association claims the publication gives aspiring entrepreneurs access to unparalleled insights from experienced mentors and a roadmap to help them on their journey to success.
The Irish Medtech Association is calling on the Government to introduce policies that help startups and homegrown businesses attract and retain talent with share options, enticing more venture capital investors to Ireland's ecosystem, and encouraging reinvestment with a more competitive CGT rate.
Speaking this week, Irish Medtech Association Director, Sinead Keogh said, "European MedTech Week is an opportunity to improve awareness and understanding of the medtech sector. While Ireland is internationally recognised as one of the top five global medtech hubs with nine of the world’s top 10 medtech companies having a base here, we want to put a spotlight on the entrepreneurs developing transformative medical technology across the country."
She added, "Over the past 20 years we’ve started to see passionate serial entrepreneurs in the medtech sector tackle unmet patient needs by starting one business after another to drive innovation that saves lives. We’re delighted to recognise them in The Medtech Entrepreneur."