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


Statistics with Minitab - 21/08/2019
Venue: Optima Training & Consulting Ltd Limerick
Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Masters in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs - 05/09/2019
Venue: Blended learning, including workshops nationally.
Time: 08:30 - 17:00


Driving Operational Excellence through Lean Leadership - 11/09/2019
Venue: University of Limerick, Dublin & Mayo
Time: 09:00 - 17:00

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

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?

The Irish Medtech Skillnet and contracting organisation, the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medical technology sector in collaboration with the Irish Manufacturing Research group are delighted to offer a new programme

Additive Manufacturing for your medical technology business 

The emergence of Advanced Manufacturing technologies, coupled with consumer requirements for cost effective solution for customised products and services, are causing shifts in the scale and distribution of manufacturing. By October 2016 over 85 medical devices manufactured by Additive manufacturing have received FDA approval. The Additive Manufacturing technologies used, and their capabilities is ever evolving and the integration into manufacturing processes is on the increase. It is a disruptive technology that has the potential to transform the industry by enabling innovation within the existing product manufacturing process to produce faster, cheaper and better products while the world of product development has been opened to new product possibilities.

Ireland is currently behind the curve on the integration of Additive Manufacturing into process manufacturing. However testament to the importance of this sector is the very recent announcement of the Henkel multi-million euro Additive facility in Dublin and Stryker’s centralised additive technology manufacturing hub in Cork.

Who should Attend

This programme is 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 will include 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

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. 

The Course will follow the following themes:

· Overview of Additive Manufacturing 

· Specific Additive Manufacturing Technologies for both Polymer and Metal processing.

· Separate Workshops for Polymer and Metal manufacturing application and products

· Presentations from the Additive manufacturing process chain partners (AM Equipment manufacturer, Industry partners integrated AM manufacturing process, Software developer and Medical Doctor) 

· Current Additive Market, its users and its worth

· Business Models for Additive Manufacturing, the benefits and the existing models

· Additive Manufacturing, Machine cost, part production and the cost of integration into the manufacturing process

· Additive Manufacturing in Ireland, worldwide current trends and its projected future

· Standards in Ireland and the EU

· Research Introduction to Bioprinting