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Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 721,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.
Founded in 1994, (CLS) is the highest accredited contract laboratory in Ireland, providing onsite sampling, analysis and supplying fully trained quality assurance and laboratory analysts on contract for both microbiological and analytical testing.
The company offers tailored managed service solutions, allowing clients the option of having CLS laboratory personnel on contract at their site or outsourcing their service needs to a CLS facility.
The CLS team support clients across sectors with their fully trained expert team of professionals, offering sample collection, full technical support, 24/7 results reporting, managed service solutions and their bespoke analysts on contract service.
CLS operate across three locations in Ireland – Ros Muc, Galway City and Bray, Co. Wicklow. In addition, the CLS analysts on contract team provide onsite testing and managed services at over 20 client locations throughout Ireland.
CLS is licenced by the FDA and HPRA, is certified with ISO 9001:2015 and accredited to ISO 17025 (108T) and ISO15189 (400MT).
With a portfolio of over 600 national and multinational clients and employing 240 scientists, the CLS team facilitate over 500,000 tests at their laboratories annually as well as providing in-depth knowledge and support in pre-market studies and research and development.
Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of innovative medical devices and components. With 11 manufacturing operations and 2,300+ associates, located in the main Global Medtech hubs across North America, Europe and Asia. Freudenberg Medical offers a wide range of capabilities from precision moulded components, tubing, drug coatings, finished devices, composite catheter shafts, speciality needles and hypotube assemblies for minimally invasive catheter-based devices.
The life sciences industry in Ireland, and particularly the medtech sector, has had some tremendous achievements, a world leader in many fields. It is also facing an accelerated pace of change across a number of fronts, regulatory changes at an international and local level, supply chain issues, rising costs and resource and talent concerns. In addition, many in the sector are managing exciting new advancements incorporating artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 3D printing to both products and manufacturing.
KPMG’s Life Sciences team combines broad technical experience with deep industry knowledge to deliver issues-based support that is both timely and relevant.
With offices in Galway, Dublin Belfast and Cork, we have vast experience of working with a wide range of medtech clients, many of whom have chosen Ireland as a base for European expansion.
Our success is based on understanding the pressures faced when looking to set up a business in a new jurisdiction or indeed to ensure continued high performance at an existing site. We combine deep industry expertise with efficient support and advice across the complete range of audit, tax and advisory services. We provide a pragmatic and cost effective assessment of the key business issues including examining the most beneficial corporate and operating structures available; the potential for maximising taxation reliefs; fundraising, acquisition and sales of businesses, preparing for and dealing with cyber security threats, advice on employee remuneration issues together with ensuring that investors continue to receive timely, proactive and relevant advice.
We look forward to meeting everyone at the Medtech Rising conference and to continuing to support businesses in the medtech sector.
Working in partnership with Skillnets and our contracting organisation, the Irish Medtech Association (Ibec sector), the Irish Medtech Association Skillnet has over the past number of years grown substantially in direct response to the training needs of industry. Total expenditure (2008-2015) is over €4.2 million, with 40% contribution from member companies and the remaining 60% funded by the state. Targets of over 6,000 trainees and 30,000 training days have been achieved.
We shape the world of logistics with a strong determination to connect people and goods through innovative and sustainable logistics solutions. Every day, we go above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers. By anticipating challenges and applying our visionary mindset, we advance global trade and bring communities together.
We believe in contributing to the world around us and thus being a part of something greater. As a logistics partner, we see ourselves as part of the big picture, bringing people and communities all over the world closer together. That is why we dedicate our time to ensuring that people all over the world have access to what powers their businesses and lives, from technical components, medication and perishables to urgent spare parts for an aircraft.
Kuehne+Nagel is proud to be recognised as a leader in global logistics and rated most visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers. This recognition validates our approach to challenging the status quo and developing innovative solutions for our customers.
Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular access, interventional cardiology and radiology, anesthesia, emergency medicine, surgical, urology and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference.
Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, LMA®, Pilling®, QuikClot® ,Rüsch®, UroLift®, and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose.
Trinzo is a medical device and pharmaceutical consultancy firm with decades of quality and regulatory experience across their global consultant network. Trinzo creates bespoke, sustainable solutions for their clients on a project basis and find the root of structural issues. Trinzo’s core values ground how they operate and they care about people, first and foremost. In line with their growth strategy, Trinzo recently announced the acquisition of Meddev Solutions Ltd – a training and consultancy firm within the medical device industry. This acquisition broadens their team of best-in-class experts and provides you with access to a wider array of industry-led corporate, individual, and bespoke training courses among a growing library of consultancy solutions.
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products.
At Amcor, we work daily to embed sustainability deeper into everything we do. We aspire to make the environment better off thanks to our leadership and products.
Our responsible packaging strategy identifies a clear path to meeting our sustainability ambitions and those of our customers: product innovation, consumer participation, and infrastructure development.
Amcor became the first packaging company to pledge that all our packaging will be designed to be recycled, composted, or reused by 2025 and that we will increase the amount of recycled content we use. We are delivering against those commitments and continue to lead in the development of a responsible packaging value chain through our innovations and partnerships. We believe the answer to providing food, beverages, and healthcare products to people around the world in a more sustainable way is responsible packaging.
The Connected Health Skillnet is an industry-led learning and development network established to address the skills needs arising from the convergence of the medtech, pharma and technology sectors in the dynamic field of digital health. We collaborate with industry to deliver grant funded training and cross-sectoral knowledge sharing/networking events focussed on digital health.
Our objective is to enhance the capability of Ireland and Irish based companies to become leaders in the development and commercialisation of digital health solutions by building a world class, multi-disciplinary talent base to support the sector. Since 2018, the Network has engaged with over 200 companies across the medtech, pharma, technology, and digital health sectors to upskill 1000+ trainees in key areas including medical device software, quality & regulatory, cybersecurity and leadership development. Our highly subsidised programmes address both technical and non-technical skills needs and are available to all private sector and commercial semi-state businesses based in Ireland.
Together with our Promoting Organisation Irish Medtech Association, we are undertaking a Future Skills Needs Analysis for Digital Health to support the talent requirements of the medtech and pharma sectors into the future. For more information on this Report or how to engage with the Network, visit our stand at the Medtech Rising Conference or www.connectedhealthskillnet.ie.
We are an international product design and R&D partner. For the past 30 years we have helped companies develop market impactful, IP rich and award winning products across a number of sectors.
We work with multinationals, SME’s, entrepreneurs and research organisations to develop product solutions in the areas of MedTech, Pharma, Diagnostics, FMCG and Industrial. Our clients include: Boston Scientific, Hollister Inc, Palliare, Teleflex, Stryker, Cook Medical, Mylan, Mallinckrodt, BD, Randox, Spartha Medical, Bluedrop Medical, FoodMarble, Septec, Coroflo.
We validate concepts with users and develop test rigs; we generate proof of concept, design, prototype and DFMA to the point of manufacture using internationally recognised and ISO validated processes; we also help start-ups source their manufacturing supply chain. We are respected experts and IP generating in the area of dispense, deployment and delivery system innovation. We also have international experts on our team in the area of insights generation and validation.
EIT Heath is Europe’s largest health innovation network made up of 150 partners. We are best known for successfully partnering with industry, universities, and governments, leading to the acceleration of new healthcare products and services destined for market for the benefit of European patients.
As a health sector-focused organisation, we provide pan-European training, public and private financing, mentorship programs, consortium building and collaboration opportunities to the Ireland and UK regional health ecosystems. Our network combines professionals, educators and learners, patients, clinicians, and entrepreneurs who are on our journey for a healthier Europe.
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on our MATLAB® and Simulink® product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 5000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.
Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship
Polymer Technology Apprenticeship
In 2017 the Irish Medtech Association and Polymer Technology Ireland, the Ibec groups that represents the medtech and polymer sectors launched three new apprenticeships as part of the Department of Education and Skills wider national strategy. These include:
- Manufacturing Technician Level 6 – 2 years
- Manufacturing Engineer Level 7 – 3 years
- Polymer Processing Technologist Level 7 – 3 years
These three new industry led apprenticeships are the fundamental building blocks to future proof the medtech and polymer sectors in Ireland as well as meeting the skill needs of the broader manufacturing industry and creating world class talent.
SteriPack Ireland is 100% focused on services for medical device, pharmaceutical, personal care and beauty industry under ISO 13485 and cGMP Accreditation . Founded over 25 years ago in Ireland, SteriPack Ireland was born from a desire to do it better. Better customer focus, better lead times, better manufacturing processes, better quality control, but most importantly a better approach to solving customer problems. Our mission from the outset has been clear ‘to be the number one pain reliever for the world’s largest OEM & Pharmaceutical companies’. When you’ve identified a manufacturing pain point within your organization the next step should be to outsource this pain and make it better through SteriPack Ireland. Doing it better commits SteriPack Ireland to continually partner with our clients to create value through enhanced solutions for quality, service, products, and processes.
TE Connectivity’s Medical Business Unit is one of the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturers and a partner of choice to the world’s leading medical technology brands. We provide top tier engineering and manufacturing expertise to help our customers innovate and manufacture key components and minimally invasive medical device solutions for various healthcare therapies/procedures/applications: cardiovascular, neurovascular, surgery, visualization (imaging), in vitro diagnostics, bedside/patient monitoring, ENT, orthopedic and drug delivery.
We believe in deep involvement and deep commitment, providing tailored expertise on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises, debt and equity alternatives, restructurings, valuation, shareholder value and capital structure to companies and institutions all over the world.
Our team has been designed as a continuum of talent — from our highly experienced managing directors to our talented lineup of young analysts and advisors. Our team works closely with you and your team, providing in-depth, analytically rigorous advice that puts the needs of stakeholders front and center. Over their careers, our managing directors have carried out over $250 billion in transactions. They were seasoned at some of the world’s best bulge bracket firms and have helped hundreds of owners, CEOs and boards of directors navigate strategic opportunities.
Involvement Banking™ means ascending from the traditional role of transactional banker and earning our place as a trusted advisor. Our advice is independent, fully vetted, analyzed and explained. We won’t tell you what you want to hear, but what we believe you need to know, based on our analysis.