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


Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices, including Chemical Characterization
Venue: Online
Time: 09:00 - 12:45


Clinical Evaluation & Post-Market Surveillance Course
Venue: Virtual Delivery
Time: 09:00 - 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.

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.