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Leading Names in Medtech

Ireland’s medtech sector has a 50-year track record of attracting investment and the sector now includes more than 300 companies. Many IDA Ireland medtech clients have multiple sites around Ireland.

300+ medtech companies operate in Ireland
40,000 people employed in the sector

An Exporting Powerhouse

Ireland is Europe’s second largest exporter of medical devices, supplying products such as contact lenses, stents, diagnostic reagents and artificial joints. The sector continues to evolve, expanding its capabilities to include innovation, digitalisation and next-generation technologies.

€13+ billion annual exports
Medtech accounts for 8% of exports from Ireland

Collaboration Made Easy

Ireland’s medtech ecosystem provides multiple opportunities for collaboration, asset sharing, supplier relationships and co-investment. Its mature, integrated medical technology community spans cutting-edge industry, academic and clinical research groups and government agencies.

Interact with leading names in software, engineering and industrial technology, cybersecurity and more
World-class research centres focus on advanced materials, industrial automation, data analytics

Source Great Talent

There are 40,000 people employed in Ireland’s medtech industry. Ireland ranks first in the EU for availability of skilled workers to fill technology roles, while our EU membership provides unrestricted access to a labour pool of more than 240 million people.

A deep pool of highly trained technical and managerial medtech talent
Fast-track support for employment permits for skilled international labour

Support for Innovation

There is a range of supports available in Ireland at every stage of medtech activity, from early-stage research through to near-commercial activity. These include incentives for building in-company capacity, sourcing skills, and collaboration opportunities.

Feasibility and research grants, plus tax incentives for R&D activity
Irish ecosystem connects people, ideas and technology

Innovation, game changing technology and the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ lives are some of the reasons people love working with Stryker in Ireland

Aidan O'Shea
Vice President of Stryker’s Ireland and UK locations

See What Sets Ireland Apart

IDA trade mission to the West Coast to meet CEO Adam Selipsky.
Success Story

There is an abundance of talent in Ireland which helped us to exceed our talent growth targets ahead of schedule. Ireland is a great place to do business, the country’s creative culture and diverse pool of technical skills make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business

Mike Beary
Ireland Country Manager, AWS
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WuXi Biologics announce €325 million investment.
Success Story

We are committed to Ireland and will work with all local partners to build this state-of-art next generation biomanufacturing facility as a showcase to the global biotech community

Dr Chris Chen
CEO, WuXi Biologics
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Stryker grand opening in Cork in 2017.
Success Story

Innovation, game changing technology and the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ lives are some of the reasons people love working with Stryker in Ireland

Aidan O'Shea
Vice President of Stryker’s Ireland and UK locations
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Zendesk celebrating their jobs expansion with IDA Ireland.
Success Story

Ireland has really become a place where a lot of Europeans want to work and we've been very lucky in attracting great talent from all over Europe that are now working in Dublin

Mikkel Svane
CEO, Zendesk
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CEO Martin Shanahan at Hubspot HQ.
Success Story

“The first team that you hire and second over to the location is so critically important. They’re the founding team so you’ve got to get the hiring right. You’ve got to send some of your best, most talented and culturally astute people to build that office”

JD Sherman
HubSpot COO
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Ireland is Home to Amazon's First Infrastructure Region Outside the US
WuXi Chooses Ireland as the Location for its First International ‘Factory of the Future’
Leading MedTech Company Stryker in Ireland over 20 Years
Zendesk Expands Team to 500 Staff in Ireland
There’s an old Irish saying that a good start is half the work; it’s proven true for HubSpot when setting up its international base.