Ireland is one of the top five global medtech hubs with 9 of the world’s top 10 medtech companies having a base here. With the right policies, the Association believes the industry can take a greater share of the global medtech market which is forecast to grow to €530 billion by 2024.

The Irish Medtech Association has set out recommendations for Government under three pillars: 

Pillar 1 Health and patient access 

  • Ensure the effective implementation of the new EU Medical Device Regulations
  • Promote regulatory convergence after Brexit and the recognition of CE marks
  • Make sure any Health Technology Assessment regulations are fit-for-purpose

Pillar 2 Enterprise and Innovation 

  • Embrace new technologies with advanced manufacturing
  • Nurture entrepreneurship and support disruptive innovation
  • Advocate for tax policies that align profits with substance
  • Establish Ireland as a leader for gender leadership in manufacturing 

Pillar 3 Education and skills 

  • Support lifelong learning for a worldclass knowledge economy
  • Safeguard the sustainability of the new apprenticeships programmes 

Read the Report / Priorities for Government

IMA Priorities for the next Government 2020 pdf | 3259.8 kb