TechIreland’s database features 470 indigenous Health Tech businesses and in over 69 multinationals. Health Tech is one of our most important tech sectors, alongside Enterprise Software and FinTech. Our vibrant Health Tech ecosystem boasts of some great success stories, many of which are featured here in the report.
In fact, Ireland is probably the best place in the world today for a healthcare-focused, technology start-up. We are the number one destination for US tech firms with nine of the top ten companies having operations here.
Irland is also the second-largest exporter of medical devices in Europe. Ireland is home to nine of the world’s ten largest pharmaceutical companies and we are the largest net exporter of pharmaceuticals in the EU.
These world-class companies across technology and healthcare, together with academia and government-supported research centers, have created an unrivaled talent pool.
And the sector is widely dispersed, with significant operations in nearly every county of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Covid-19 has underlined the importance of the sector and has contributed to significant growth of exports and employment. Irish HealthTech companies raised over €388 million in the first half of this year, up from €248 million in the same period last year.
This report, the latest in our Innovation Island series, provides insights from some of the leading experts in the sector.
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