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Webinar: Needs-led Innovation for Digital Health

Official launch of a **NEW** Needs-led innovation training programme for Digital Health

Join Connected Health Skillnet and Irish Medtech Association on Friday, 25 August at 11:00 for a live webinar to mark the launch of the NEW Digital Health Innovation Programme - a tailored needs-led innovation training programme for the medtech, pharma and technology sectors with a unique focus on digital health and connected devices.

During the webinar will be joined by needs-led innovation and biodesign subject matter experts who will present a high-level overview of the upcoming Digital Health Innovation Programme, followed by a discussion on the importance of needs-led innovation to ensuring a ‘market pull’ rather than ‘technology push’ approach to new product innovation.

Draft Agenda
11:00 - Welcome (Sinead Keogh, Head of Sectors and Director Medtech & Engineering Ibec)

11.05 - Programme Launch (Jennifer McCormack, Network Manager, Connected Health Skillnet)

11:15 - Digital Health Innovation Programme overview (Carl Power, Director Programmes & Business Development, dConnect & Paul Anglim, Founder of Angles Consulting & Health Lead at the Guinness Enterprise Centre)

11:40 - Industry case study and discussion (chaired by Paul Anglim)

11:55 - Q&A

12:10 - Webinar close

Register to join the Webinar

To book your place, please complete the below Connected Health Skillnet registration form. Shortly after your registration you will receive a link to join the webinar.


About the Digital Heath Innovation Programme

The Digital Health Innovation Programme, starting 19 October 2023, has been developed by the Connected Health Skillnet in collaboration with dConnect, Angles Consulting and the Skillnets Industry Steering Group. The curriculum has been tailored to industry needs and designed to ensure participants can apply the skills and knowledge learned in real-world company projects.

The aim of the programme is to embed the mindset and methodology of needs-led innovation with a view to increasing innovation capability and new product development.

The programme applies a “learn by doing” approach using proven biodesign, lean start-up and design thinking methodologies. Throughout the programme, participants will learn and apply the process of investigating and identifying unmet customer and commercial needs, prioritising those needs, identifying potential solutions, assessing their commercial potential and developing compelling business cases for stakeholder and funding approval.

The programme comprises of 8 workshops delivered over a 4-month period in parallel with mentoring, industry networking, customer and stakeholder engagement and group project work. Throughout, participants will work in multidisciplinary company teams (2-5 people) on real-world projects/strategic focus areas to progress an unmet need.

For more information on this programme or to register your companies interest, please contact for more information.

Upcoming dates:

No training dates available at the moment.


Webinar: Needs-led Innovation for Digital Health

Training Days

1 hour

Training Locations


Course Cost

This webinar is free to attend but registration is necessary

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