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Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
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Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group
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Dr jim Browne, Chairman, National Children's Hospital Group

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Opportunities for Collaboration

Opportunities for Collaboration

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  • 1. School Institute Name to go here Health Leaders Forum - National Healthcare Conference Opportunities for Collaboration between Public and Private Dr Jim Browne President, NUI Galway 1 April 2014
  • 2. School Institute Name to go here I. Introduction to NUI Galway II. The MedTech Sector in Ireland III. Opportunities for Collaboration between Public and Private 2
  • 3. School Institute Name to go here NUI Galway: An Introduction 3 • Established in 1845 - one of Ireland’s 7 Universities • Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies • Science • Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences • Business, Public Policy & Law • Engineering & Informatics • 105 hectare campus • Located in medieval town on the Atlantic Coast
  • 4. School Institute Name to go here NUI Galway in figures Our Students Our Staff c. 17,350Total * 2012-13 c. 1,250Other Students c.3,600Postgraduates c. 12,500Undergraduates 4 2,541Total * 2012-13 1,015Administrative / Support Staff 448Research Staff 1,078Academic Staff
  • 5. School Institute Name to go here NUI Galway in figures 5 Student Fees €99.6m • 43% State • 57% Non-State State Grants €50.6m Research Income €51.5m Other income €19.7m Total Income €221.4m 2012-13Figures
  • 6. School Institute Name to go here Our Vision  A holistic educational and cultural experience for all students  Recognised internationally in key areas which contribute to national priorities, build on the strengths and address the needs of our region  A commitment to Gaeltacht regions and the Irish language  Through effective strategic partnerships with regional, national and international stakeholders 6
  • 7. School Institute Name to go here Key Ideas 7
  • 8. School Institute Name to go here • Biomedical Science and Engineering • Environment, Marine and Energy • Informatics, Physical & Computational Sciences • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy • Humanities in Context Our Priority Themes 8
  • 9. School Institute Name to go here National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) – 400 members: academic staff, full-time researchers and post-graduate students – Major research themes: Cancer, Neuroscience, Stem Cell Therapy. – Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) – Alimentary Glycoscience Research Cluster (AGRC) – Network of Functional Biomaterials (NFB) Research Centres in BioSciences 9
  • 10. The MedTech Sector in Ireland 10
  • 11. The MedTech Sector in Ireland • One of five emerging global hubs for Biomedicine • Leading cluster for medical device and diagnostic products globally • Europe’s second largest exporter of medical products • c200 companies involved • 14 of the world’s top 25 biomedical companies have a major presence in Ireland • Sales in excess of €6 billion annually • Over 25,000 people employed, over 10,000 in Galway 11
  • 12. NUI Galway and MedTech Unique distinguishing features in biomedical engineering science: • Leading Clinical, Research and People infrastructure • Well-developed, dynamic relationships with medical devices industry, multinational and indigenous • Strong co-operative relationship with West / North West Hospital Group • Proven track record of R & D cooperation and industry partnership • Disposition and commitment to collaboration and innovation 12
  • 13. NUI Galway and MedTech • Successful bids to national and international funding agencies • Targeted recruitment of the best researchers • Strategic allocation of University resources towards Biomedicine • Significant investment in research infrastructure, including Translational and Clinical facilities • Complementary range of interdisciplinary research centres within the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES): REMEDI, AGRC, NFB, CCB • BioInnovate Ireland & MeTRIC Ireland 13
  • 14. BioInnovate • A specialist training programme based on BioDesign programme at Stanford University • Graduates with knowledge of innovating medical technologies • A catalyst for product development research and spin- outs • A unique pathway for knowledge transfer and building enterprise 14
  • 15. BioInnovate Specific Clinical Focus Each Year Year 1 – 2011/12: Cardiology Year 2 – 2012/13: Urology & Radiation Therapy Year 3 – 2013/14: Gastro- Intestinal & Orthopaedics 15
  • 16. A €400 million capital investment programme : Response of NUI Galway to Support Biomedical Research •Ireland’s largest School of Engineering opened in 2011 • A new Biosciences Research Building opened in 2014 • A new Translational Research Facility under construction, to open in 2014 • A Clinical Research Facility under construction, to open in 2014 16
  • 17. Capital Developments to Support Biomedical Research 17 Biosciences Research Building Opened February 2014 Orbsen Building, housing Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) - only stem cell facility on the island of Ireland, opened January 2014 The Lambe Institute, Clinical & Translational Research Facility, developed on the grounds of UHG, to open late 2014
  • 18. Human Capital to support Biomedical Research • World-class Clinical, Research and People infrastructure …. • In 10 years over 60 permanent appointments in biomedical engineering science – across Colleges of Medicine, Science, Engineering and Business e.g. – Chair of Health Technology Assessment in School of Economics – Professor of Translational Medicine in School of Medicine • Research teams are attracted to Galway … significant human capital for this region. 18
  • 19. Opportunities for Public / Private Collaboration 19 UniversityHospital Group Industry
  • 20. Opportunities for Public / Private Collaboration • Research & Product Development - Clinicians, Clinician Scientists, Researchers, Industry Partners • Translational and Clinical Research - Clinical Trials • First Use of Emerging Therapies – Medically-led – Support Medical Innovation – Hospital Groups to be first users of therapies and devices developed in Ireland 20
  • 21. School Institute Name to go here Health Leaders Forum - National Healthcare Conference Opportunities for Collaboration between Public and Private Dr Jim Browne President, NUI Galway 1 April 2014

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