Employer benefits

Each year over 150 Medical Technology companies avail of > 25% funding towards their training needs by becoming a member of the Irish Medtech Skillnet.

Employee benefits

Training is essential for career advancement and improved competence in the workplace. The medical technology sector is more competitive than ever before. With the advancement of new technologies and new ways of doing business, the employee is required to possess high levels of knowledge, skills and competencies in a wide range of areas

Job Seeker benefits

Increase your employability and keep your skills up to date for employment opportunities in the life sciences sector by training with Irish Medtech Skillnet

Upcoming courses


Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices, including Chemical Characterization - 27/05/2020
Venue: Raheen Woods Hotel
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Design Innovation for the Cardiovascular Sector - 19/06/2020
Venue: CROI House. Moyola Lane, Galway
Time: 08:30 - 17:00


Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leader - 09/09/2020
Venue: 9 Sept Introduction & MóR Model, UL
Time: 08:30 - 17:00

Irish Medtech Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders. Irish Medtech Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses. In support of this national effort, Irish Medtech Skillnet has put in place online and virtual training/events; instead of face to face and classroom based. Irish Medtech Skillnet will continue to process bookings for all our programmes in 2020, and will ensure as much online and virtual programmes as possible during COVID-19. We are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the Irish Medtech Association. Our Network contact details can be found on our contact us page We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland. We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the https://www.skillnetireland.ie/

Additive Manufacturing for Medtech In Ireland

Additive Manufacturing for your medical technology business in Ireland

Should our business be doing it and how can we start?

Designed to provide decision makers in the medical device sector with theoretical and practical information about Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), what it is, what technologies are available and how it can it be integrated into new and/or existing manufacturing processes. The programme includes practical workshops in the purpose-built state of the art Additive Manufacturing centre at the National science park in Mullingar 

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing with specific focus on Medical Devices. It will provide them with an overview of the Technologies for both Polymer and Metal manufacturing and provide theoretical information and practical demonstrations on Manufacturing Scale Additive Manufacturing technology. The training will also focus on the practicality, advantages and implications of implementing Additive Technology in a Manufacturing Environment providing an overview of relevant case studies.