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DCU and HealthBeacon announce innovation partnership

Written by Robert McHugh, on 3rd Apr 2019. Posted in Technology

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Irish MedTech Company, HealthBeacon has today unveiled its ‘Innovation partnership’ with Dublin City University, at the official opening of ‘HealthBeacon Labs’ - a new research and development facility at their recently expanded Dublin Headquarters.    

The partnership, designed to accelerate cutting edge innovation within the healthcare arena, underscores HealthBeacon’s commitment to innovation in medical technology and healthcare. Both parties will work together to build predictive patient behaviour models based on real world insights, recognising the importance of data analytics in improving patient care.   

To celebrate the innovative venture, HealthBeacon hosted a "Business Breakfast Bytes" event. Guests heard from keynote speakers including Professor Tomas Ward (AIB Chair in Data Analytics at DCU and Funded Investigator, Insight Centre for Data Analytics), Kieran Daly (CTO and co-founder HealthBeacon) and Jim Joyce (CEO HealthBeacon).

Those in attendance were also invited on a tour of the new ‘HealthBeacon Lab’ facility, which includes both user experience and data lab. 

Speaking at the launch, DCU Professor, Tomas Ward said, "As Ireland’s University of Enterprise, DCU is delighted to partner with one of Ireland’s most exciting and impactful health companies. We both share a recognition of the importance of data analytics in helping us better understand human health and behaviour. We are very excited to work together with HealthBeacon to realise new science in this area."

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Partnership Programme supports the HealthBeacon and DCU initiative. Speaking at the event, Senior Development Advisor at Enterprise Ireland, Eileen Bell added, "The life sciences sector accounts for a significant level of Ireland’s export revenue and the ‘HealthBeacon and DCU Innovation Partnership’ is an opportunity to further build on our strong international reputation for excellence and innovation in healthcare and ICT companies. Through the programme new and emerging enterprises will have the opportunity to access expertise and resources to develop new and improve products, processes and services and will benefit through direct collaboration and co-ordination with Irish research institutes on opportunities within the marketplace."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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