Finalists for Irish Medtech Association Awards announced

Medtech Rising to celebrate women in leadership in new award category



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16 November 2020 | 0

The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland today announced the finalists for Medtech Rising: The Irish Medtech Awards 2020.

The Irish MedTech Awards celebrate Ireland’s collaborative MedTech ecosystem which “includes ambitious MedTech companies from start-ups to thriving SMEs, world class research centres and access to experts to help the sector innovate and grow,” said Deirdre Glenn, manager of life sciences, Enterprise Ireland.

Winners across the eight award categories will be announced at Medtech Rising on 2 December. This year’s 21 finalists are:




Medtech Company of the Year Award

  • Aerogen
  • Boston Scientific Clonmel
  • West Pharmaceutical Services

Emerging Medtech Company of the Year Award

  • Kastus
  • Perfuze
  • Tympany Medical

Academic Contribution to Medtech Award

  • AMBER – The SFI centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research
  • Irish Photonic Intergration Centre (IPIC) 

Medtech Partner/Supplier of the Year Award

  • Bellurgan Precision
  • West Pharmaceutical Services

eHealth Innovation of the Year Award

  • Medtronic 
  • S3 Connected Health

Best Value of Medtech Campaign Award

  • Boston Scientific 
  • Cook Medical

Women in Leadership Company Initiative Award

  • Alcon Ireland
  • DePuy Ireland UC

Covid-19 Response Recognition Award

  • Aerogen
  • Harmac Medical Products
  • Medtronic 
  • S3 Connected Health
  • Tapadoo

This year, the association have launched the ‘women in leadership company initiative’ award. Commenting on the latest award category, Sinead Keogh, association director, Irish Medtech Association said: “Horizontal segregation in certain sectors and vertical segregation at certain levels remain a significant challenge for women. We want to increase the number of women working in, as well as progressing into, leadership in medtech. That is why we have introduced this new award, and we are delighted to announce that Alcon Ireland, and DePuy Ireland UC are both finalists.

“Innovative Irish companies across medical devices, diagnostics, medical sub-supply and digital health are creating technology solutions to help tackle the global pandemic and are providing vital support in meeting the world’s demand for Covid-19 testing, nebulisers, ventilators and other treatment and protection equipment,” said Glenn. “The awards provide an excellent opportunity to recognise this contribution and Enterprise Ireland would like to wish all of this year’s finalists the best of luck.”

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