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BioInnovate, with its inception in 2011, has become recognised as a global centre for medical technology innovation. Based in one of the world’s largest medical device hubs (Galway, Ireland), BioInnovate is ideally located to enable the most forward thinking (progressive) professionals from a network of academic, clinical and industry settings to collaborate and enhance the future of healthcare and ultimately improve millions of patients’ lives worldwide.

Affiliated with Stanford University’s globally renowned BioDesign program, BioInnovate encompasses the proven Needs Led Innovation approach (process) to create novel healthcare solutions to previously unmet, under-met and unrecognised problems. With a vast network of industry and clinical partners, BioInnovate has a proven track record in developing (cultivating) the newest breed of global entrepreneurs, medtech experts and healthcare leaders. The 10-month fellowship program has been honed over many years to ensure fellows and industry partners have the greatest chance of creating meaningful, impactful solutions to future healthcare needs.

Core programmes

BioInnovate Ireland has continued to achieve unparalleled access to leading academic researchers, clinicians, and industry expertise with all activity underpinned by world class facilities. BioInnovate offers two core programmes of activity..

The Fellowship ProgrammeIndustry Training Workshops

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BioInnovate Ireland Block E
University of Galway,
H91 TK33, Ireland +353 (0)91 492 646

Situated on the prestigious campus of University of Galway within the medieval city of Galway, European Capital of Culture in 2020, with equal easy access to the wilderness of Connemara in the west and the European mainland in the east, BioInnovate boasts a superb location.

Our affiliation with Stanford BioDesign has helped us to become one of the world’s leading innovation hubs with an immense debt of gratitude owed to Enterprise Ireland for both their financial and professional support in helping BioInnovate grow.