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

Job Seeker benefits

Increase your employability and keep your skills up to date for employment opportunities in the life sciences sector by training with Irish Medtech Skillnet

Upcoming courses


Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices, including Chemical Characterization - 09/05/2019
Venue: Raheen Woods Hotel
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


MÓR Benchmark Model Workshop - 08/05/2019
Venue: Vistamed
Time: 09:30 - 15:00


Lead Auditor IRCA Certified - 27/05/2019
Venue: City West Hotel, Dublin
Time: 08:30 - 17:00

Irish Medtech Skillnet upskills for the medtech and engineering workforce in Ireland

Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leadership (Level 9 on NFQ)

Session 1 ~ 11 Sep The Pavilion, UL - Welcome addresses / MOR Model (half day)

Session 2 ~ 2-3 Oct The Pavilion, UL.

Session 3 ~ 23-24 Oct Mater Lean Academy, Dublin

Session 4 ~ 13-14 Nov Allergan Westport Mayo.

Session 5 ~ 4-5 Dec The Pavilion, UL.

The aim of the programme is to introduce delegates to the importance of Lean Leadership and Lean operational transformation skills. This programme has been uniquely developed by the Irish Medtech Association Operational Excellence Taskforce, and will incorporate a 3 day immersed practical hands-on approach to learning.

Content includes:

The evolution of Lean Thinking and Understanding Demand and Planning for Change

The Key concepts of Lean Thinking and the points of view of several key writers

The development of the concept of the “Lean Enterprise” and its philosophy and principles and applying that knowledge to different environments

Evaluating existing levels of competence in relation to Lean to promote self-directed future learning and identify the most appropriate strategy

Identifying the potential benefits and challenges of Lean

Describing how other improvement approaches link or integrate to Lean (specifically Six Sigma, BPR, TQM, and the Theory of Constraints)

Discussion on the integration of the MÓRTM Benchmark Model with Lean Thinking and Practice

A practical value stream mapping exercise, enabling delegates to understand how to best analyse and improve their system performance:

How to use mapping tools to make interventions at a “systems” level in an organisation and why this is an important precursor to other mapping methodologies

Construction of a current state and the design of the ideal and future state maps

How to derive a development plan from the mapping process in line with the strategic plan

How to monitor the achievement of plans

How the company describes productivity and what it does with this information

Case study materials will provide examples of the complete process.

The role of the Lean leader in “Providing Direction” and “Developing People”.

An introduction to the strategic, operational and people aspects of lean thinking, as well as the concept of sustaining changes

Understanding the role of lean management and leadership and the importance of being able to join up the dots – redesign without creating islands of excellence

The role of the leader in the development of people both directly and systematically

The course is relevant to senior management/executive level personnel within Medical Device industry across a broad range of disciplines: Operations, Supply chain, Finance & Quality.

Qualification - 6 ects of a Level 9 on NFQ


"Excellent course, one of the best presented courses I have attended. All engineers/individuals involved in technical roles within manufacturing should attend."

Shane Canny
Stryker, Cork