The programme operates in partnership with a host of national and international partners including Stanford University, American College of Cardiology, our EIT Health funded European Fellowship Network, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Abbott Vascular, Creganna, and Aerogen.

The programme applies needs-led innovation and entrepreneurship to real-world healthcare problems. This unique approach allows the identification and validation of unmet clinical needs with an associated market opportunity and facilitates the development and commercial de-risking of emerging technologies in the Medtech sector. The goal of the programme is to educate BioInnovate Ireland Fellows and Industry Trainees with a view to developing the next generation of medtech leaders, embedding design capabilities in Irish companies and driving the creation of new Irish start-ups.

Fellows currently registered for the P Dip BioInnovation are eligible to transfer to the MSc BioInnovation in consultation with the Programme Board. Please contact our Programme Administrator for up to date information.

1. Throughout the process, Fellows have unparalleled access to and receive mentorship from industry experts and leaders, entrepreneurs and investors, and clinicians, both in Ireland and internationally.

2. Opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team to progress an unmet clinical need through the identify, invent and implement process.

3. Our fellows come up with innovative solutions that directly impact patient health globally.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates in the areas of engineering, science, information technology and business must have completed an undergraduate degree in their area and should hold a postgraduate qualification or have equivalent professional experience.

Medical graduates must have completed the MB/BAO/BCH or equivalent medical degree recognised by the Irish Medical Council. At least three years must have passed since the medical graduate obtained the above degrees, two of which must have been spent in the practice of medicine.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with cut off points. Please contact our Programme Administrator for up to date information.


10 months, full-time.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
All of our graduates are currently employed, with approximately half of them pursuing commercial opportunities identified during the programme. Several graduates work in start-ups, major multinationals or the government sector.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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