Cork set for healthcare innovation event

Pictured at Republic of Work offices in Cork to launch its ‘Innovation In Healthcare’ event in conjunction with KPMG, were DC Cahalane, CEO, Republic of Work; Caroline Kennedy, events manager, Republic of Work; Megan McCarthy, EMEA Customer Services Lead at Halaxy, and Eoin Fitzpatrick, Corporate Service Manager at Laya Healthcare. (Picture: Michael O'Sullivan)

Leading industry figures have said that Cork must be ready to take advantage of the estimated €1 trillion spend on innovation in healthcare and medical technology.

Three leading industry experts will discuss how their companies are using technology to bring their business to the next level, at the upcoming ‘Innovation In Healthcare’ event hosted by Republic of Work in Cork on Tuesday, February 25.

Panellists for the event include Jane O’Flynn, Cork manager of Health Innovation Hub Ireland; Megan McCarthy, EMEA customer service lead at Australian healthcare platform, Halaxy; and Eoin Fitzpatrick, corporate service manager at Laya Healthcare.

Caroline Kennedy, events manager of Republic of Work, said: “With more than €300bn worth of deals in medtech and biotech in 2019, breaking all previous records, it is clear opportunities in the burgeoning sector are going to be huge in the next decade.

“Cork and the wider Munster region should position itself as a major player in healthcare innovation, just as it has historically in pharma and manufacturing.

“That means more jobs and investment for Cork, as well as the wider regions.”

Tickets for the free event are available on Eventbrite.