Showcasing routes to market for digital health companies in Ireland and Scotland, and collaboration/partnership opportunities

In recent years, there has been a shared theme in the Irish and Scottish healthcare systems: a movement away from hospital-based care to home-based care. In response, digital health ecosystems in Ireland and Scotland have grown rapidly, bringing a wealth of innovative technologies to their respective markets. In recognition of the shared challenges and opportunities that both nations face, several cross-border policies have been introduced which aim to formalise Irish and Scottish collaboration, including the Ireland-Scotland Health Partnership 2019 and the Bilateral Review 2021.

The Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster, Scottish Development International, and the  Digital Health Industries Cluster are hosting  an online  ‘Digital Health Huddle’ on 22nd June to encourage and support collaboration and expansion by scaling scaling digital health companies.

1100-1130: Targeting the Public Health Systems in Ireland and Scotland

Market Awareness presentations by representatives from Scottish and Irish digital health ecosystems, discussing opportunities in their respective markets, entry points and potential barriers

Confirmed Speakers –

  • Janette Hughes, Director of Planning & Performance, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (Scotland)

1130-1230: Targeting collaboration and partnerships with other companies

Pitches by 15-20 companies from Scotland and Ireland, delivering brief 3 minute pitches outlining their own innovations and areas in which they would seek to collaborate/partner with companies from overseas markets. Companies will be offered one-to-one meetings with each other, if interested, in the weeks following event.

If you are a Scottish or Irish digital health company and would like to deliver a 3 minute pitch, please register HERE as soon as possible. Registrants will receive confirmation that they have been approved to make a presentation by Friday 17th June.