Northern Ireland is a prime location for life and health sciences businesses, thanks to a unique combination of talented people, world-class research and strong links between industry, academia and clinicians, in the commercialisation of innovative research.
With a long history in health innovation dating over 40 years to Professor Pantridge who pioneered the first portable defibrillator, to recent spin-out success from local universities, Queen’s University and Ulster University.
The region is well connected and offers a highly-skilled, experienced and adaptable workforce; a cost-competitive location; and a pro-business environment, with local Government committed to support business growth. Recent government investment includes £1.3b which has been earmarked through City and Growth deals – offering exciting future opportunities for healthcare in Northern Ireland:
- Centre for Digital Healthcare Technology (CDHT)
- i-REACH (Institute of Research Excellence for Advanced Clinical Healthcare)
- Global Innovation Institute (GII)
- Transformation for Healthcare Research Innovation and Value-Based Ecosystem (THRIVE)
Area of sector expertise
- Precision Medicine
- Pharma & Bio Tech
- Clinical Trials
The Health and Life Sciences Sector is supported by our Ambassador Circle Advisory Panel.