Academic Contribution to Medtech Award


The Irish Medtech Association, Enterprise Ireland, and IDA Ireland are proud to announce the 12th annual Irish Medtech Excellence Awards. There are over 450 medtech companies operating in Ireland which employ 38,000 people. We want to recognise your achievements and reward your performance which makes Ireland one of the best places in the world for medtech. Irish Medtech Association/Ibec, Enterprise Ireland, and IDA would like to invite all their members and client companies to submit an application for the Irish Medtech Excellence Awards 2018.

Academic Contribution to Medtech Award 2018

Are you an academic institution driving innovations in medtech? The Academic Contribution to Medtech Award recognises an academic institution for their leadership in medtech innovation, which is developed in collaboration with an industry partner. Academic institutions are invited to make a submission across all aspects of the product innovation lifecycle. Research teams and/or individuals from any Irish third level institution are invited to submit their application.

For the Academic Contribution to Medtech Award 2018, applicants are asked to describe the following pertaining to a specific industry academic collaboration:

1. Level of technical innovation (40)
2. Commercial potential and economic impact (40)
3. Evidence of growing collaboration with the industry sector (20)

Submissions will be accepted on projects that are on-going, or that have completed within the past 4 years. The project description should not exceed 1,500 words.

Applications should be submitted by completing this form and uploading it online through the 'Enter the Irish Medtech Awards' page. Closing date for entries is Monday 24 September 2018.


The awards will be presented by Anton Savage at the Black Tie Dinner on Thursday 6 December in Cork.


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Gold Sponsors
BemisSteriPack Contract ManufacturingTeleflex MedicalArthur CoxVistaMedStryker
Silver Sponsors
Creganna MedicalHanna Moore and Curley
Training sponsor
Irish Medtech Association Skillnet

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