Ireland’s medtech sector has grown exponentially from 50 companies 20 years ago to 350 today. In fact, 14 of the world’s top 15 medical device companies have a base in Ireland and the sector employs an impressive 45,000 people throughout the country — the largest medtech employer per capita in Europe. The strength of Ireland’s homegrown industry is clear: one in five is employed directly by Irish-owned medtech companies.

World-class capabilities in research combined with intensive collaboration between companies, research institutions and clinicians make Ireland the perfect platform for medtech companies to start, innovate and scale.

Medtech in Ireland

The medtech sector in Ireland is comprised of Medical Sub Supply, Diagnostic, Medical Device and important ancillary service companies.

€13bn worth of exports to 100 countries each year

45,000 employees – one in five employed by indigenous companies

€350m+ spent on RD&I


350 Medtech companies – over 200 of which are Irish

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