NUI Galway Celebrates the Irish Medical Technology Sector

The medical technology sector in Ireland is recognised as one of the five global emerging hubs. Galway is at the very heart of this development and we are delighted to honour people in our own region who have been integral to growth of this sector in Ireland. NUI Galway will confer six outstanding leaders of the Irish medical technology sector with honorary degrees on Monday 26 September. The Honorary Conferring Ceremony will coincide with the official launch of CÚRAM Centre for Medical Device Research which is based at NUI Galway. CÚRAM is a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre, which has a unique symbiotic relationship of academia and industry partners that pushes the scientific frontiers in medical devices.

The sector employs over 29,000 people in Ireland and is the second largest employer of medtech professionals in Europe. Since the early 2000s, NUI Galway has focussed its research on biomedical engineering science as a priority area. It has developed a range of interdisciplinary research centres and initiatives, working closely with partners in industry, healthcare and government agencies, to build a world-class clinical, research and people infrastructure.

Those to be conferred are: