The Enterprise Ireland-funded cluster will encourage and facilitate increased collaboration between industry (indigenous and FDI), academia, healthcare providers, and enterprise support agencies.
Connected Health is a broad area that encompasses a variety of terms including e-health, m-health and telehealth and captures everything from electronic patient records, remote monitoring, connected devices, digital therapeutics and more.
The national cluster is supported by investment from Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Technology Cluster Fund (RTCF) and is located within the Regional Development Centre at DkIT. Europe has seen a large increase in the number of specialist clusters that have successfully increased the innovation and productivity rates of their members.
The RTCF was created with the specific aim of enabling third level institutes to lead on Cluster initiatives that foster increased productivity by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), drives SME competitiveness, and supports internationalization activity. Members of the Connected Health & Wellbeing Clusterwill work together on joint R&D, upskilling, new product development, and targeting of overseas markets.