In 2023, Eoghan Ó Faoláin was appointed as the Director of Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group which represents the medical technology sector. The Irish Medtech Association has more than 250 members, located throughout the island of Ireland. The group’s broad focus is to promote and support an environment that encourages the sustainable development and profitable growth of Ireland’s FDI and indigenous medtech companies. Eoghan has over 15 years’ experience with Ibec.
In 2022 Eoghan was appointed to the position of the Deputy Director of the Irish Medtech Association in 2022. Previously Eoghan was the Head of Ibec Public Sector, supporting Ibec’s voluntary hospitals, further & higher education organisations and public sector bodies. Prior to that Eoghan held Acting Director and Senior Executive positions in Technology Ireland, the Ibec group representing the technology, software & ICT sectors.
Eoghan joined Ibec as Regulatory Affairs Executive in the Irish Medtech Devices (IMDA) Association in 2008. Before joining Ibec, Eoghan successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘The use of Raman Spectroscopy for the Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer’ at Technological University Dublin. Eoghan alongside colleagues at FOCAS, the Radiation and Environmental Science Centre, and collaborators at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, embarked on the process of commercialising the technology with support from Enterprise Ireland, resulting in the filing of a worldwide patent of the technology developed.