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Healthcare Adoption, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Healthcare Adoption & Innovation



National Healthcare Partners

Regional Healthcare Partners

​The Digital Health Industries Cluster is an industry-focused cluster.  Our connection to healthcare is a vital and intrinsically linked element of the cluster ecosystem.  Therefore, close engagement, support and collaboration with public, private acute and community-based healthcare is a key strategic pillar of the cluster.  Examples of collaborations include:








  1. Leverage links and relationships with the National University of Ireland (NUIG) Medical School and 5x Nursing Academies.  Leverage Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Nursing Academy.  Partner with other Academic and Cluster Healthcare partners nationwide:

    • Joint Clinical Research Healthcare & Academic funding sources.  Clinical and academic research.

    • Clinical immersion & needs identification and validation.

    • Facilitate industry-Academic-Healthcare collaboration.

    • Entrepreneurship, Start-up incubation / Accelerator: CÚRAM, BioInnovate, ATU iHub.

    • Digital Health, Biomedical, Clinical & Regulatory, Healthcare management, data analytics shared expertise and collaboration.

    • Clinician CPD training & Extensive third level medical and biomedical education.


  2. Liaise closely with the Health Service Executive, Digital Transformation Group & Regional Community Care Digital Health General Managers. 

    • Discussions with Dell Healthcare / Digital Transformation replicating Living Labs model.

    • Development of digital health courses adopted by the Health Service Executive.

    • Support and collaborate with the Digital Transformation, Tullamore Innovation Centre, and Living Lab.


  3. Foster networking and connections with Healthcare Key Opinion leads – Lead Physicians / Clinicians, Allied Healthcare Professionals and industry Entrepreneurs, Funded Start-ups, Investors and academic researchers, incubation, and research.

  4. Healthcare Data Analytics Workstream and Health Insurance, Assurance & Reimbursement Workstreams.

  5. Interested in digital health in Allied Healthcare / Community Care.  MSc. Students researching community based digital health in an urban versus rural environment.  ATU Castlebar was interested in wider research in this area.  Regional development and national partners can support the rural and urban catchment areas.


  6. Partner with Health Innovation Hub Ireland and Health Service Executive, Digital Transformation Group, Biomedical Clinical Engineers Ireland on navigating access to the Irish Healthcare System and national procurement/e-tender guidelines.


  7. Showcase & Champion Irish digital health pioneers, first to market and early adopters in collaboration with Cluster members and partners.

  8. Navigate and support complexity / explore access to the Health Service, clinical immersion, and adoption.

  9. Explore opportunities for health economics, value-based Healthcare, and reimbursement national policies. 

  10. Facilitate national and international healthcare benchmarking, collaboration, innovations, and Healthcare / Academic / Innovation / Venture partnerships

    • Explore NHS / NHS Digital collaboration (NHS Digital), Scotland.

    • Leverage Enterprise Ireland, National University of Ireland, Galway and Atlantic Technological University international research and healthcare collaborations e.g., Texas Medical Centre, Rutgers University, Northwell Health, and The Mayo Clinic.

Partnership & Alliances

The Digital Health Industries Cluster is evaluating the various Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres, Academic and Commercial Research Centres, Technology Gateways, and digital health expertise, in the Irish Digital Health Ecosystem.  The cluster is open to collaborating on behalf of all its LifeSciences and Healthcare members to collaborate and innovate in this space.

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