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

COVID-19 Update

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. All our programmes are available through online and virtual training with Irish Medtech Skillnet funding. Reminder that the HSE website www.hse.ie is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website.

Online and Virtual courses/events


Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leader - 09/09/2020
Venue: Online Virtual Delivery 9:00-13:00 (incls 2 x 20min breaks)
Time: 09:00 - 13:00


Global Trade Compliance Programme - 14/09/2020
Venue: University of Limerick
Time: 08:30 - 17:00


Masters of Engineering (MEng) in Digitalisation of Manufacturing
Venue: Online Pre-Recording, Live Tutorials, & Workshops.
Time: 08:30 - 17:00

Skillnet Ireland is funded through the Department of Education and Skills (DES). The Irish Medtech Skillnet, established in 2008 provides training to Medical Technology, Pharmaceutical, Biologics, and Biopharma industries.

MASTERCLASS in Digitalisation of Manufacturing in practice

With the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, now more than ever; has the importance of the digitalisation of manufacturing processes been realised.

Irish Medtech Skillnet are delivering a masterclass to the Irish industry working with Henrik von Scheel, the originator of the Industry 4.0 concept and mastermind of the Digital European Revolution.

Henrik will cover the theory of digitisation of manufacturing. He will work with breakout groups of 4 people to guide the participants on the application of the theory in real-world project situations applicable to each represented company.

Limited to 40 participants, this is a 4-part bespoke masterclasses programme delivered virtually for Irish Industry.

With Skillnet funding the entire 4 session programme will cost each participant €400