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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.

Through helping other organizations mitigate risks and grasp opportunities, we can drive positive, sustainable change for clients, our people and society at large.

KPMG member firms operate in 147 countries, collectively employing more than 219,000 people, serving the needs of business, governments, public-sector agencies, not-for-profits and through member firms’ audit and assurance practices, the capital markets. KPMG is committed to quality and service excellence in all that we do, bringing our best to clients and earning the public’s trust through our actions and behaviours both professionally and personally.

We lead with a commitment to quality and consistency across our global network, bringing a passion for client success and a purpose to serve and improve the communities in which member firms operate. In a world where rapid change and unprecedented disruption are the new normal, we inspire confidence and empower change in all we do.

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.


SteriPack’s is 100% focused on contract manufacturing services for medical device under ISO 13485 system and contract packaging services for the pharmaceutical industry under cGMP. Founded over 25 years ago in Ireland, SteriPack 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. Doing it better commits SteriPack to continually partner with our clients to create value through enhanced solutions for quality, service, products and processes.

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 and interventional access, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference.





Since 1993 Advant Medical has delivered quality assured products and services to the medical device industry. Operating from our ISO Class 8 clean room facilities, we have an all-encompassing experienced team in various disciplines of 3D Printing, Injection Moulding, Product Development, Contract Manufacturing and Packaging services. This collective experience and integrated turnkey approach allows us to provide innovative solutions that are based on real industry experience, regulatory knowledge, and extensive qualifications.

Advant Medical is a global partner for Class I, II, III medical device development and manufacturing solutions.

We work with companies of all sizes including entrepreneurs, engineering and development groups, new start-ups, SME medical device companies and multinationals. Our excellent track record in Quality, On-time Delivery and Customer Service are some of the many reasons why customers, of all sizes choose, Advant Medical. Partnering with Advant Medical allows you to place trust in us to deliver. We have the experience, the knowledge and commitment to fulfil your medical device requirements.

The Connected Health Skillnet is an enterprise-led, learning and development network established in 2017 specifically to address the current and future skills needs arising from the convergence of the medtech, pharma, ICT and software sectors in the dynamic field of digital health,

Together with our Contracting Organisation, Irish Medtech Association, our focus is to enhance the capability of Ireland and Irish-based companies to become recognised global leaders in the development and commercialisation of Digital Health solutions. We support this through the delivery of niche training, upskilling and important cross- sectoral networking opportunities to help facilitate collaboration and innovation between sectors..

The network addresses both technical and non-technical skills needs of our members and can deliver training at a time and pace to suit business needs and shift patterns. Since its establishment in 2017, the Connected Health Skillnet as engaged with 114 companies from across the medtech, tech and pharma sectors to upskill 370 trainees in critical areas such as medical software regulations and quality assurance; software validation and testing skills and leadership development.

Specializing in Minimally Invasive delivery & access devices, Creganna Medical provides the full spectrum of services to design, develop and deliver finished medical devices to market. We offer a comprehensive range of outsourced solutions to medical device companies  – from clinical and regulatory support to innovative design and reliable manufacturing services.

We are the catheter design & manufacturing partner of choice for the world’s leading medical device companies and are  acknowledged by the industry as the top-ranking solution provider in a range of MI catheter market segments including PTCA, PTA, EP, Specialty & Niche catheters – Atherectomy, CTO, Vulnerable Plaque, Thrombectomy & GI catheters.

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.


We make ideas work.



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